Homespun Yarn Party 2018

Craft Chatter

Last weekend it was a quilt show and this weekend a fiber festival! I’m very lucky to live in a place where stuff like this happens fairly frequently. The best part of this festival, well besides the festival itself, was the location! About 30 minutes or so away (blasted traffic! sometimes it’s 30, sometimes it’s […]

March 19, 2018

Leisure Arts- Knit Sampler Afghans – Book Review

Craft Projects

I’ve worked with Leisure Arts before, especially on the Knook review, and have teamed up with them again! I was so excited that they were willing to send me this book. Knit Sampler Afghans, which combines 60 patterns blocks to make awesome sampler afghans. For many years this book was on my wishlist, but I […]

March 17, 2018

Condo Knitting??

Craft Chatter

Hi everyone!! Recently I’ve been chugging away at several projects and working on doing my Make Your Home Challenges, and I’ve been pondering something. Condo Knitting. Recently, I have been hearing this phrase and people claiming “it was hugely popular in the 70s.” Condo Knitting is knitting using two different size needles. Here’s the thing […]

January 8, 2018

December 1960

Issue Overview, Old Ads

December 1960! When this magazine cost 15 cents to pick up at a newsstand, and as the handwritten note says shows “knit cuffs!” Also in 1960, the US was the first to legalize the Birth Control Pill. Queen Elizabeth made it known her family would be known as the House of Windsor. The Beatles made […]

December 1, 2017

October Sky Cowl

Craft Projects, Free Patterns

I worked up this versatile cowl pattern and knew immediately I’d be sharing it with you in October. It came out even better than I planned and I am so excited to give you the pattern for free! Today instead of a Weekly WorkBasket Post I’m going to share this pattern with you! If you […]

October 15, 2017

Leisure Arts Favorites- Weekly Wonders

Craft Chatter, Weekly Wonders

In my mind when I think of crafts certain sources come to mind- The Workbasket magazine (surprise!) Annie’s Crafts/Attic/Catalog, and Leisure Arts. I feel like for me personally growing up with crafty relatives and trying new things these names were constant. I remember doing plastic canvas to make a Treasure Troll village from a Leisure […]

October 5, 2017