Thursday, September 13, 2018

How to Make a Lantern with Yarn

I stumbled upon this video will surfing YouTube. It looks like a messy, but fun project to make.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day Weekend Yarn Haul!!

I couldn't pass up the clearance and sale yarn deals at Joann Fabric and Craft stores this past weekend over the Labor Day weekend.

I purchased 10 skeins of yarn in total from my local Joann Fabric and Craft store. The breakdown is as follows:

* 4 skeins of Lion Brand's Hometown USA Yarn in Fort Lauderdale Coral.

* 4 skeins of Lion Brand's Hometown USA Yarn in Charlotte Blue.

* 1 skein of Big Twist Yarn Value Yarn in Lime.

* 1 skein of Big Twist Yarn Value Yarn in Dark Denim.

Did you find any great yarn deals over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend?

Friday, August 31, 2018

August 2018 Yarn Haul

Despite having tons of yarn already, I still managed to add more yarn to my ever growing yarn stash. I'm literally running out of space to store my yarn!! Anyone else have this issue as well, lol?

I purchased one skein of Craft Smart Yarn from Michaels in the Tumbleweed colorway. I plan to make more yoga socks with this skein of yarn. 

I also purchased two skeins of Red Heart's Super Saver Ombre Yarn from Joann's in the Violet colorway. I plan to make two triangle shaped shawls with these two skeins of yarn.

What yarn have you purchased during the last month and what do you plan to make with it?

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Mattress Stitch

Sewing up the sides to finish a knitting project and weaving in the ends is one of my worst nightmares... I do not enjoy doing either task. Nor am I great at doing either task.

I currently have three pairs of yoga socks that I've knitted. I need to sew up sides so that each pair of socks is complete. 

I've discovered a video on YouTube that teaches viewers on how to do the mattress stitch. I am hoping this video is able to teach me how to do the mattress stitch easily and make my finished projects look fabulous.

Which method do you employ to sew up the sides on knitting projects? Do you use the mattress stitch? Or do you employ another method?