5 Tips To Selecting The Perfect Yarn For Your Project

5 Tips To Selecting The Perfect Yarn For Your Project

Nkese Lewis uses bold colors and makes incredible crochet creations that often have me in awe. The woman has an eye for color and styling. Now she is sharing her tips for how to select the best yarn for your project and style your crochet creations. Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. Read full blog disclosure here.

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Dueling Diamonds: A Stunning Stitch Up Event!

I am so excited about this: The Stunning String Dueling Diamonds Stitch Up! It is unlike any other Stitch Up event and I am counting down the days. My good friend Tamara of Moogly Blog and I had so much fun at the Stunning String Studio Grand Opening Weekend that we decided to team up to create something very special to celebrate I Love Yarn Day: DUELING DIAMONDS! Whether you knit or crochet you will not want to miss this. Space is limited!

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The Sun Comes Out With A Crochet Rainbow

The Sun Comes Out With A Crochet Rainbow

I had the privilege of designing and creating a local yarn bomb installation to celebrate the opening of Stunning String Studio’s new shop in Sycamore, Il. I had seen the long white wall by the neighborhood park and pool and new it was screaming to me: I AM A BLANK CANVAS. PUT SOMETHING HERE. So we did! It was an incredibly fun project to work on and I know just the beginning of fiber art that Stunning String will bring to the community. This post includes affiliate links. Read full blog disclosure here.

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A Celebration Of Stunning String

A Celebration Of Stunning String

This past weekend I had the incredible honor of joining Cindy & Tom Garland of Stunning String as they celebrated the grand opening of their flagship store and dye facility. It was a blast and a celebration not just of all things pink, but of our community. And they had cupcakes!

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Let's Make A Flower Crown Headband

Let's Make A Flower Crown Headband

The perfect accessory to show of your fun and whimsical side. Great for parties and gifts too. I’ve teamed up with Kristy Glass and Nancy Ricci to bring you these amazing free, fun and easy flower crown patterns for both Knit AND crochet!

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2019 Rhinebeck Shawl-Along Is Revealed!

2019 Rhinebeck Shawl-Along Is Revealed!

I am so excited to reveal the designs and patterns for this year’s Road To Rhinebeck Shawl-along with Kristy Glass Knits and Asylum Fibers. Sometimes collaborations and projects are just so special that it is a touch of magic in every step and the finished product is beyond what we imagined at the start. For me, this is one of those cases. Working with Kristy Glass & Stephanie of Asylum Fibers on this annual collaboration may be one of the single best parts of my year. And my job. Our theme this year is Dutchess & Dragons and may I present: The Dragon County Crochet Shawl AND The Dragon Kounty Knit Shawl!

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We Bring The Love To Brooklyn!

We Bring The Love To Brooklyn!

This is a story of perfection. Not the kind of perfect I thought I wanted but the kind of perfect that can only happen when things fall in place as they are meant to be and the real magic happens. This post includes affiliate links. Read full blog disclosure here.

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2019 World Wide STITCH In Public Day: Stitch Up Brooklyn Style!

2019 World Wide STITCH In Public Day: Stitch Up Brooklyn Style!

See how we celebrated World Wide Knit In Public Day at Stitch Up Brooklyn. It was incredibly special! And, because Stitch Up Events are all about inclusiveness, we decided to rename it STITCH In Public Day. We stitched on the streets, we stitched on the ferry, we stitched on the bridge, we stitched on the subway, we stitched in the park. Oh yes, we STITCHED in public!

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Spotlight ON: Creative CeCi

Spotlight ON: Creative CeCi

As I continue to use this space to feature spotlights on various makers and people in the fiber community, I thought I would introduce you to one of my squad: Cecilia Nelson-Hurt - also known as Creative CeCi. She is not only a fabulous fiber friend, but a brilliant thinker, prayer warrior and is about to launch her new Podcast! Say hello to Creative CeCi!

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Knitter's Pride: Our Hands That Stitch

Knitter's Pride: Our Hands That Stitch

I look at the beautiful humans who attended Stitch Up Chicago and I see such diversity and representation in age, gender, heritage, skin color and stitch discipline. One of the attendees said to me; “This is the most diverse and inclusive event I have ever been to”. I cried. Because that is my commuKnitty.

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Everyone Gets Tacos. Everyone Gets Kits. A KnitCrate Fiesta!

Everyone Gets Tacos. Everyone Gets Kits. A KnitCrate Fiesta!

Celebrate Stitch Up Chicago the KnitC rate Way. Everyone gets tacos. Everyone gets a KnitCrate Kit. And everyone has a good time! Toss in a little impromptu birthday celebration and you have the makings of a fabulous Saturday night! This post includes affiliate links. Read full blog disclosure here.

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Red Heart & Moogly Bring The Awesome To Chicago!

Red Heart & Moogly Bring The Awesome To Chicago!

Red Heart and Tamara of Moogly brought serious amounts of fiber awesome to Stitch Up Chicago. A very special yarn tasting community event like no other and a treat making the Artfully Simple Cowl. This post includes affiliate links. Read full blog disclosure here.

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Universal Yarn: Oh So Gradient!

Universal Yarn: Oh So Gradient!

Universal Yarn has been a supporter and sponsor of Stitch Up Chicago for 3 years now. Since the very first event, the Universal team has seen the vision and supported this community. Kicking off Stitch Up Chicago with Universal Yarn Stitch Night was just perfect. The smiles & stitches tell the story!

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