This post contains affiliate links. I like to think that I have a pretty sweet job. I work from home in my pjs, set my own hours, and let my creativity be my guide. Of course, the drawbacks would be never quite getting away from […]
Month: January 2018
This pattern was written for the Sunset Crochet Fourth Annual Christmas Charity Challenge and I am so happy to have it back on the blog! Better late than never, right!? I really am fond of this pattern! The snowflake design was a happy accident. I didn’t set […]
Yeah, I get it. Talking about gauge swatches can be about as exciting as watching paint dry. You know you are supposed to do them, but you might tell yourself you don’t have time, or you don’t like the hassle, maybe you figure you are good if you go up/down a hook size or you get so excited to start that you just forget! Maybe you don’t really know what gauge is or how to make a swatch. Well, I decided to conduct an experiment! I asked several different Designers and Crocheters to make me a gauge swatch using this criteria: They needed to use Red Heart Soft and an I (5.5 mm) hook and take a picture of their 4″x4″ gauge swatch for comparison. Simple enough! Right? Before I share the results with you below, I want to take a quick second to share how to check for gauge on your project.
I’m one of those people. The ones who get giddy as soon as the weather starts to change, the temperature dips, the first flakes fall from the sky, and the store shelves start to fill with Holiday Cheer. I do hold off on putting up the tree until Dec 1st, only because I have a toddler who loves to take the decorations off and throw them around. However, this year is extra exciting! I’m spending the first 8 days of December in Mexico where I will be getting married! We have been planning this for over a year now, and I think it will be the perfect kick-off to the Christmas Season. Since we won’t be around to put up the tree on December 1st (the day our flight leaves), I thought it was extra appropriate to release this Basket as my first Holiday Design of 2017! Drum roll, please….. (more…)