This past July, while on summer vacation with my husband, we woke up one morning to the most exciting news -- we're having a baby! After repeatedly gazing at those magic words on the pregnancy test and marveling at the life that we created, my next thought was "OMG, I get to crochet baby clothes! We need to go to the yarn store NOW!" A true crochet addict, through and through.Read More
Whether it's a trip to a fiber festival, a spree at a new yarn shop, or a little heart-to-heart about crochet, these tales of my yarn adventures are here to inspire and excite all you yarn lovers!
This past weekend I saw Brooklyn Craft Company post a series of photos on Instagram showing how to easily DIY your own speckled yarn. After reading their detailed blog post, I was already ordering the SEI Tumble Dye Neon Colors Set on Amazon (enough to make SO many speckled skeins!) for same-day delivery and heading over to my local yarn shop to pick out some white yarn to play with.
Monday I started the DIY, and by Tuesday I had a gorgeous speckled yarn cake. So cool! I thought it would be helpful to walk you through my experience in case you decide to try it too.Read More
Last week I hopped on the train and took an exciting business trip to Washington, D.C. as my alter ego, Rock That Gem, to present an Instagram workshop to the D.C. GIA Alumni Chapter. I have only been to D.C. twice in my life, the most recent trip being 10+ years ago, so I was looking forward to getting reacquainted with this historic city.
My new tradition, which I am thoroughly enjoying (and highly recommend!) is to find the nearest yarn shop as soon as I land in a new city. It's a happiness-inducing, instantly comforting action. I get to be with my fiber people! And the neighborhood is usually cute-as-can-be, because where else would a yarn shop grow its roots?Read More