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Welcome to the final installment of my Demystifying Temperature Blankets series in which I’ll be discussing how to pick your stitch and/or pattern. If you missed Part One and Part Two, be sure to read those, too. I’ll be assuming you’ve already read them.   Decision Time Before you start […]

Demystifying Temperature Blankets, Part Three



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Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link. See my affiliate policy here. Welcome to the second installment of my Demystifying Temperature Blankets series! In our last post we made a temperature range for our project. In this installment we’re going to look at how to pick out the materials, be they […]

Demystifying Temperature Blankets, Part Two


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(Note: This post contains affiliate links. I only endorse products and companies I’ve used. See my full affiliate policy here.) Demystifying Temperature Blankets Series Introduction Temperature blankets are very popular right now and I believe some need more guidance in starting their project. To help fill this need, I am […]

Demystifying Temperature Blankets, Part One


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NOTE: I wrote this in December 2015, so “this year” means 2015. My 2017 temperature projects are described here. Happy reading! It’s getting close to the end of the year again, which means my mind is turning to trying to do a temperature blanket again. I tried one this year […]

Crocheted Temperature Blanket



Yarn Basics Note: This review is of the DK weight of Lion Brand Color Waves yarn. There is another Lion Brand Color Waves yarn (discontinued) that is not DK weight. Color Waves yarn is created by Lion Brand yarns Wash instructions: Machine wash & dry Colors: 14 varigated colorways (Acorn, […]

Yarn Review: Lion Brand Color Waves (DK)


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I’ve been working really hard to finish my temperature shawl from last year. I’m focusing on that one because it’s my keystone project and the closest to being done. I ran out of a couple colors this month, so I had to stop working on it for a little bit. […]

June 2017 Temperature Project Update


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Project Clean Queue is still going strong. Well, it’s going at least. It still remains to be seen if I can get it done by the end of the year.   Finished projects End of the Rainbow blanket Pattern: End of the Rainbow by Yarnspirations Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby Chunky […]

Project Clean Queue June 2017 Update



I’ve not written in a while, but I have a good excuse. At the end of March I gave birth to our 5th daughter. She got here a little over 3 weeks early. She’s fine, though she was a lot smaller than I was used to even if she was […]

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(Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. See my affiliate policy here.)   Part of my goal with this blog is pushing myself to expand my crafting boundaries by learning new crafts or techniques within those crafts. The Spring 2016 issue of Crochet! magazine (put out by Annie’s) had an article about […]

Learning to Bead Crochet


This month I’m reviewing the Serenity Active yarn from the Deborah Norville line of yarns.   Yarn Basics Serenity Active is a Premier Yarns product Wash instructions: machine washable and dryable Colors: White, Black, Royal, Purple, Grey, Emerald, Red, Yellow, Bright Pink, Taupe, Teal, Dark Grey Category 6 Super Bulky […]

Yarn Review: Deborah Norville Serenity Active



I fell off of working on my projects partially through the month. Luckily my scarf is small enough it was easy to get up to date. I kept up with writing down my readings, except for one day. I had to go looking elsewhere for a reading for that day. […]

February 2017 Temperature Project Update


I’ve still been working on my clean queue projects, just not as much as I’d like. Daily life, a custom order, and projects for the blog have also been taking my time. I did finish one project that I added last minute out of need. Progress was also made on […]

Project Clean Queue February 2017 Update


(Disclaimer: Post contains affiliate links. See my affiliate policy here.)   This month’s yarn review is on Plymouth’s Linaza yarn. I was excited to try this yarn. That’s all I’ll give away about my opinion of it for now. Yarn Basics Linaza is created by Plymouth Yarn Wash instructions: Hand wash, lay […]

Yarn Review: Plymouth Linaza



So, my accountability partners, I’ve not been keeping up with these projects much at all, let alone posting about them. I ended up reworking my list a little for various reasons. Some projects did get finished, though. My plan is to do a project progress update on the first Friday […]

January 2017 Project Clean Queue Update


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I made sure to work on my temperature projects this month because I don’t want to have my 2016 projects hanging too far into 2017. I’ve made a plan to get the 2016 projects done (hopefully!) by the end of January. The anniversary blanket can’t be finished until later this […]

January 2017 Temperature Project Update


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It’s getting to be the end of December, so it’s time to plan out my 2017 Temperature Projects. I think I was a little over-ambitious this year, so I’m scaling back for next year. Instead of a shawl/wrap, I’m making a scarf. I’m still making a high/low blanket, but the […]

2017 Temperature Projects (Pattern included)