Link Love: Easy Shawl Patterns


Calling this season “summer” would not suffice. Monsoon season is a lot more accurate. After the intense downpour this morning, the wet mornings, and wet nights for the past two months, I’m ready for some sun. But in the meantime, sweatshirts, coats, and homemade shawls are a must for those summer nights. It’s cool enough […]

16 Sensational Spring and Summer Shawls


Spring and summer are not far away (hopefully!), but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a few cooler evenings scattered into the mix.  If you’re planning an outdoor dinner party or are enjoying an outdoor music festival in the summer, chances are the weather will cool off quite a bit, and there’s no better way […]

Yarn Love: 17 Fresh Patterns for Knitting and Crochet


Do you get twitterpated when you see pretty new colors?  Is there a horde of crafty yarn patterns online or in your home? When you leave a yarn aisle or yarn shop, have you mysteriously lost several hours? Does the repetitive motion of making loops with bright colors soothe your nerves? If the answer to […]

New Cross-Stitch Spring Wrap Pattern


This guest post is by Michelle Noble I designed this cross-stitch shawl for my mother-in-law for Mother’s day recently. I crocheted with an E-hook using Bernat Aqua Sport weight yarn (3-ply). Directions for Cross-stitch crochet: Skip the first DC and DC in the next DC. Go Back and DC in the skipped DC. Do this […]