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

Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link. 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 yarn or fabric.   Yarn […]

Demystifying Temperature Blankets, Part Two

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 beginning a three part series called “Demystifying Temperature Blankets.” I hope the series can help those looking to start a […]

Demystifying Temperature Blankets, Part One

(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

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

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)

I haven’t done a yarn review in a few months, but I’m not missing this month. This month’s yarn is Bernat’s Maker Home Dec yarn.   Yarn Basics Maker Home Dec is created by Bernat (a company under the Yarnspirations umbrella of companies) Wash instructions: Machine wash in cool water, delicate […]

Yarn Review: Bernat Maker Home Dec

I’ve really been struggling to keep up with my temperature projects, so I haven’t written recently. This update covers July all the way through October because I missed one update at the end of August. It doesn’t seem like my blog is being a good accountability partner. 🙂   A […]

Temperature Project Update (July-October 2016)

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Read my affiliate policy here.   The theme for I Love Yarn Day 2016 is Stitch it Forward. We yarn-crafters are supposed to help others learn our crafts so they can love yarn as much as we do. I’ve been a little busy and […]

Annie’s Learn to Crochet Class Review

On August 20th I had the privilege of taking a class taught by Michael Fortune called Photographing Your Work. It was a one-day class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking. I took the class to be better prepared to take nice pictures of Buddy’s work in the shop. I think […]

Photographing Your Work with Michael Fortune

It’s time for another yarn review! I plan on doing a yarn review on the second Sunday of every month. This month’s yarn is Red Heart’s Heart & Sole yarn.   Yarn Basics Heart & Sole is a new yarn by Red Heart, but it’s also an “improved” (their word) […]

Yarn Review: Heart & Sole Yarn

A few months ago I found out that Tamara Kelly on the Moogly blog is doing a crochet-along (CAL) afghan. She’s posting a new square every two weeks that’s designed by a different designer each time. The plan is to make each square, then join them together into an afghan at […]

Moogly CAL 2016

General Observation In mid-May I realized that I perhaps should have used the daytime high instead of the recorded high for my blanket and shawl. On May 14th the recorded high was 61 while the daytime high was 48. We reached 61 at midnight and the temperature went down from […]

Temperature Project Update (May & June 2016)

A Confession We’ve been cleaning and organizing at our house lately. This includes my craft area. I’ve known I have a lot of materials, both yarn and fabric, sitting around waiting to be used but I wasn’t aware how much. It’s been spread out (and still is) and now I’m […]

A confession and a new project