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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Back Up and Running!!!

I am super happy to announce that after our exhausting move across country we finally have the internet again! I'm back!

If you are interested in the story of our journey let me know and I will upload it to our San Luis Valley Homestead blog.

I will soon be updating you on all of my crochet madness as well. I have made a dress and matching scarf for my daughter for her first day of school (it was way too big even though I used the 4t size pattern and she is 6!), lots of bath poufs (a new favorite pattern), finished a slythern baby blanket (about damn time), lacy boot cuffs and my favorite a Deathstar for my oldest son's birthday!

I also have plans to create a crochet along 12" block swap group. The finished design will create a sampler blanket with each block using a different pattern. Along the way I will be crocheting for my swap partners and a block for myself. My afghan will be made with Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo Yarn, Gray Heather. This way I will have a great view of some of my favorite patterns just by looking at one afghan. I hate having to go through a bag of swatches to find the one I want.

Have you ever realized that sometime your swatches do not come out to the same size as if it was supposed to even though you used the same hook size as the pattern?

My mamaw (grandmother in cajun) taught me the very basics of crocheting when I was a tiny little nerd. I had to learn how to read patterns, and all of the stitches beyond SC! I now create my own patterns just with an idea of what I want it to look like. I credit that to my other mamaw that taught me how to sew using and creating patterns. So here I take all of the things these amazing women taougt me and bring them together to show my readers how to make crochet more fun and a whole lot more organized. Along the way I'll share tips and tricks that I learned the hard way along with a short video series.

If you haven't already please subscribe so that you will be the first to be on the bandwagon for the new group (super vital part to the project)!

Happy Halloween!

Tomorrow: That's no moon...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Getting ready for the move...

So in 139 days we are moving 1200 miles across the country. That is a long distance for me. The longest move I have ever made was 100 miles.

I have been working on my PhD (Projects half Done). I also had a fantastic new idea to use up my scrap yarn that didn't take forever!

I will give you a hint about my new project...

I am basing it on a pattern I found on Raverly. However, I am using a different hook and yarn. Isn't it so much fun to experiment with patterns? This has lead me to discover a new style of crochet that I am absolutely in love with. I am still working out the kinks with it right now, but I plan to upload all the details as soon as it is finished.

What ideas do you have to use up leftover yarn? What is the best way to store / pack yarn?

Take care my lovelies.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Ribbon Yarn Pattern Round Up

Have you ever seen those scarves made from ribbon yarn? Or maybe you found a ton of it on clearance and had to buy it, but you had no idea what to do with it when you got it home. I just bought a few. Honestly I always buy a them when I see them on sale. I have a soft spot for this yarn. For Christmas last year I made all of my aunts and my grandma the first pattern all in their favorite colors. They were a hit. You can make quick and easy gifts that will dazzle with this very unique yarn. There are so many colorways available that you can find everyone's favorite easily.

I am here to help out with a short round up of patterns made for these super bulky ribbon yarns.

Quick and Sassy Chain Scarf

Crochet Sashay Yarn Purse
Angelina's Scarf 
Angelinas Scarf

Red Heart even made a video tutorial for the above scarf and it shows you how to work with this unique yarn in case you are unsure.

Let me know if you have any more ideas for this yarn. Have you ever used it before? Did you create a pattern?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Disclosure and Privacy Policy

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Free Valentines Wallpaper

For those of you who have been following me you may know by now that I am also a graphic artist. From time to time I like to share freebies with my readers.

In 2014 I will be creating a new wallpaper for you free each month.

Here is February's wallpaper.