Earthday + yarn = Darn Good Yarn

Darn Good Yarn is the epitome of Earth day for me. This post contains affiliate links. I love yarn. Darn Good Yarn gives jobs to women in India and other countries where they otherwise might not have a job. What are these women doing? They are spinning scraps of sari silk into yarn. WOOHOO! I […]

How to wind yarn with a swift

I finally have a yarn swift! I’ve been hand winding hanks of yarn for the last few years. In reality, it has limited my purchase of more specialty yarns simply because I had to hand wind it. Now I can wind my yarn with a swift and a ball winder and I’m so excited!! If […]

New Furls Yarn!

UPDATE: Valentines sale*!!! 20% off orders under $80 with code: Love20 25% off orders over $80 with code: Love25 Sale runs from Jan 28 – Feb 14th Our fabulous favorite yarn company now has their own yarn!!  It is a z twist superwash Merino and Nylon blend and available in 4 beautiful jewel tones.  Check […]

Darn Good Yarn Cut the Cord Clutch

A beautiful inexpensive pattern is available at the bottom of this post, along with affiliate links and a coupon code to purchase the gorgeous fair trade yarn to make your own clutch. I simply love the Darn Good Yarn company.  Once I found out about Sari Silk yarn, I had to get my hands on […]

Common Typos in Crochet (and other places)

Up next in my Tips from a Tech Editor series: Inconsistencies and incorrect word usage. There are several things that designers and pattern writers can do in their patterns to help them look more professional. Since I am coming from a scientific higher education background, my awareness of these inconsistencies is heightened. Consistency is vital […]

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