Halloween Project: Haunt Sweet Haunt!

 
 I've been digging the kitsch of the embroidered cross-stitch lately. Whether it's used in the traditional manner, sewn onto a knit or crocheted piece as embellishment, or stitched ironically

Photo Recap: Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell Shoot

Earlier this month I flew to Cleveland, OH to shoot my first season as the host and co-executive producer of Knitting Daily TV. It's been 6 years since the last season of Knitty Gritty was shot, but walking onto a craft-show

Crochet for a Quiet Evening Bernat Alpaca Giveaway!

 

This "Wrap-a-Licious Wrap" in Bernat Alpaca is an elegant topper that's the perfect finishing touch for any look.

Shandeh's Pattern: Fleurettes/Satin Shawl

Hello there!  
I am so honored to be part of the new Yarnspirations team, representing Bernat, Patons, Caron, and Lily Sugar'n Cream yarns!
 
For the past four years, I have been forum moderator and blogger for Bernat yarns.  Now, my world has just become a lot bigger, and more exciting!  I can't wait to work

Softee Chunky Blanket in Interweave Crochet

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The Fall issue of Interweave Crochet Magazine is out which includes my regular column, Parenthook. As always, I talk about my own efforts of juggling life with creativity, but this time the focus is on the blessing/curse of back to school time. The project included is a cool, hexagon motif throw

Organize It: School Supplies for Stitchers

If ever there's a time for multi-tasking, it's during the back-to-school rush.  This year, why not take advantage of the souped-up aisles of the season, to score bargain solutions for crafty clutter? Here are just a few suggestions for using plain ol' supplies to house your favorite knitting & crochet tools!  

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Fifth Finished Project!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way.

Community Update - Your Projects!

I just love looking all over the internet, to find projects created with Bernat yarns and patterns. You are all so creative! If you have projects to share with us, be sure to join the Bernat Forums, and show us your stuff in the "What

New Cotton-ish Pattern: Red, White & Loop-d-Loop Baby Skirt!

The nautical trend is one that seems to never really wane -- every summer there seems to be new pieces inspired by the classic colors and sea-worthy shapes. My take on sailor-cute style is this

Community Update - Trying Out New Bernat Yarns

A few weeks ago, I mentioned Bernat's new yarns. This week, I decided to try them out with hooks and needles, and see how they roll....

My favorite is Bernat Bargello. SO easy to work with while knitting or crocheting, and surprisingly soft to the touch! I

New Cotton-ish Pattern in Parenthook Column!

The latest Parenthook column and pattern are out in the Summer '13 issue of Interweave Crochet. This round's theme focuses on the reality of juggling too many things in our lives,

Community Update: Temp Projects 6 Month Checkpoint

Our 2013 Bernat Temperature KAL/CAL is now halfway complete! Several Bernat Forum members have been sharing photos of how their projects look after six months of work.

Take a look at crochetnut's 9 FOOT LONG SCARF!! That sure will be fun to wear!

Introducing Caron Simply Soft Neons and a Simply Soft Neons Giveaway!

Meet the newest members of the Caron Simply Soft family - Caron Simply Soft Neons! These 5 new shades are perfect for kids' craft and kids' gear projects as well as trendy and fun neon garments and accessories for adults! Plus, they've got the same amazing softness and stunning sheen as the rest of the Caron

Community Update - Craft Room Update

For the past few weeks, I've been doing a craft room remodel, and some general Spring cleaning all over my house as well. It's actually Summer now, but calling it "Summer cleaning" just doesn't sound right. Ha! My bedroom and bathroom are finished, and my living room is presentable for guests. My kitchen is

Community Update - Still Remodeling!

No more progress to report on my Bernat projects, because I am STILL in the middle of remodeling my craft room. As I mentioned last week, this craft room remodel is actually a HOME remodel, because things are getting moved around all over the place. My bedroom is done, and now I'm giving the

Photo Recap: Jo-ann Fabrics & Crafts HQ Visit

Hey there! As those of you who follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter already know, I spent last week shooting videos for Joann.com on behalf of Bernat. In case you missed 'em,

Community Update - Craft Room Remodel

Last week, I mentioned that I am remodeling my craft room, which involves making some changes in the rest of my house as well. Somehow, over the past few years, my craft supplies have migrated all over the place again.  Likewise, completely NON-crafty stuff has invaded the craft room....including my bed! What the heck was I thinking?

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting -Fourth Finished Project!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog

Community Update #39

Bernat has released some new yarns!  We have been talking about them in the Forum, and we can't wait to get our hands on them.  Have you found any of these new Bernat yarns in your area?  Bargello, Dippity Dots, Fleurettes, Li'l Tots

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Third Finished Project!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way.

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