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How to Soften Acrylic Yarn & Save Your Project!

I wanted to share a neat trick with you guys today. I’m sure everyone has picked up a skein of acrylic yarn that wasn’t exactly soft. You bought it, used it, and hoped the end result would be okay, but then your hard work just felt stiff and scratchy at the end. You put time …

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Adventures in Sock Knitting: Patterns & Tips for Beginners!

Hello everyone! Lately, I’ve been taking a break from knitting and crocheting familiar things and trying my hand at something new. There is a lot that I’ve been meaning to learn, but sock knitting has been on my list for years. I attempted to knit my first pair of socks about a year after I …

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How to Tackle Yarn Storage & Organization

The one thing all fiber artists know is the struggle of dealing with yarn storage. No matter how big or small the stash is, it takes a little bit of work to figure out the best way to store and organize your yarn. Over the decade and some years I’ve been playing with yarn, I’ve …

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How to Manage Large Projects – My Top 5 Tips!

Do you know that feeling of starting a new big project? You get so excited by the idea and you have to start working on it right away. Fast forward 6 months and you’re still working on that blanket, but now you kind of hate looking at it. Since I started doing custom orders and …

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10 Habits That Will Make You Crochet Better in 2021!

When you first learn to crochet, it’s all about getting your yarn to look vaguely like something else. You get caught up in making scarves and beanies, and really just enjoy the process of creating something. But sometimes we can pick up some bad habits that prevent us from doing the best work we can. …

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Make It Happen: Knitting & Crochet Resources, Printables and Cheat Sheets!

Knitting and crochet can be confusing. There are so many crochet abbreviations and knitting symbols, and sizes and gauges and materials to keep track of that it can get complicated. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Knitting and crochet can be easy and streamlined with the Make it Happen Planners: a set of …

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My Favorite Yarns For Every Kind of Project!

Do you have a favorite yarn? When you decide on a new project, do you immediately know which yarn you’re going to use? Is there something that you always pick up a few extra skeins of because you know you’ll use it? When you’ve been knitting or crocheting for a while, it’s so easy to …

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Finishing Your Crochet WIPs: Tips to Finally Get that Project Done!

If you’re like me, you have several projects and crochet WIPs laying around the house, all in different stages of completion. You pick up a project, excited to make this super special thing with the prettiest yarn you have, and you get about a third of the way through before you abandon it for another …

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How to Prepare for a Craft Fair: Tips and tricks that I Use!

It’s craft fair season! I’ve always loved the thought of craft fairs, but this year, I got the bug and participated in my first one! It was a spring fair just to get my feet wet but I learned so much in that experience that I signed up for 2 more this Fall. As I …

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How to Buy Yarn Online: Tips & My Favorite Shops

Let’s talk about how to buy yarn online. When I started, I didn’t know what to look for or what to expect from yarn I hadn’t felt or seen in person. Once I did start to buy my yarn online, so many options and possibilities opened up for me and there was so much more …

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