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)


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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


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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



I’ve been delayed in my posts because of several reasons. The first was that Buddy took a finishing class at Marc Adams School for Woodworking. The second was our local homeschool convention. The third was that I hadn’t really done anything with my temperature projects for most of the month. […]

Temperature Projects Update (April 2016)


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I happened upon Shawl in a Ball on Yarn Supply’s website (yarnsupply.com) a month or so ago and was intrigued, so I added what was apparently the only color available (Soothing Blue) to my cart.   What pattern should I use? I initially found a pattern on Lion Brand’s website that I […]

Yarn Review: Shawl in a Ball


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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