Free Patterns of the Month ~ Spring Into A New Year

Friday, April 6, 2018
  La Belle Louise Shawl 
This beautiful knit free form shawl reminds me of flowing water and elegant lily ponds in spring. It is knit entirely in garter stitch, and comes with special knitting chart to show you how to knit it row by row. This would be a great project to make and wear this spring!

 Honeycomb Pillowcase 
With this lovely pillow pattern it is easy to add a fresh new look to your home this spring. Made with two colors of yarn the honeycomb design has a lot of texture and comes out with a fun two layer look. It is also easier than you may think to make, so it is great for someone just learning to knit with 2 yarns.
  Crocheted bunny Flo 
by Anastasia Kirs 
If you love bunnies, then this is one crochet project you need to check out! She is an adorable little bunny, and would make a wonderful gift. But be warned, you may end up with a long line of friends and family wanting you to make them one too!
 Made for Mermaids 
by Molly Birgit 
If you have ever wanted a shawl that would stay wrapped around your shoulders better, this may just be the design you are looking for. With a unique shape, and the look of flowing ocean waves of color, this would be a wonderful project for this time of year. Knit it now and then take it on your next spring or summer trip!
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$10 Video Download Sale!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

If you need some help using up your stash, or if you feel like learning a new technique this year, you need to check out the sale going on at! They are currently offering many of their video downloads for only $10 each. So if you knit, crochet, spin, or weave they have videos available. Below are some highlights from the sale.

Weaving with Rags: Making Rag Rugs and More
Was $24.99, now only $10
Why make cloth from cloth? In this download, Tom Knisely shows you the versatility, efficiency, and other benefits that come with rag weaving!

Learn to Weave: Making Good Cloth on a Multi-shaft Loom
Was $29.99, now only $10
 There's so much to learn about weaving on a multi-shaft loom, from project planning to warping to weaving good cloth! Master weaver Tom Knisely makes it all so simple and stress-free.

 Needle Felting Animals
Was $29.99, now only $10
 Needle felt an entire zoo with this video workshop complete with tips and technique on how to needle felt animals out of wool, taught by needle felting expert Sharon Costello.

 Wet Felting
Was $29.99, now only $10
Felting wool is fun! Join Sharon Costello as she teaches you the creative craft of how to felt wool in her video workshop Wet Felting!
Spin to Weave with Sara Lamb: Making Unique Cloth From Your Handspun Yarn
Was $31.95, now only $10
Join Sara Lamb in this HD video download workshop all about weaving fabric from handspun yarn. Learn how to spin a yarn perfect for handwoven cloth.

Spinner's Color Toolbox
Was $24.99, now only $10
In The Spinner's Color Toolbox, master spinner and colorist Judith MacKenzie explores unexpected ways to create color in your yarn.

Knitting New Vintage Lace
Was $19.99, now only $10
 This video workshop with Andrea Jurgrau focuses on the techniques of vintage lace knitting including working with doily patterns, adapting doily patterns to wearable shawl designs, adding beads, working a decorative crochet bind-off, and special treatment during blocking.
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A Light on a Hill by Connilyn Cossette

Friday, March 16, 2018
Book Description
 Though Israel has found relative peace, Moriyah has yet to find her own. Attempting to avoid the scorn of her community, she's spent the last seven years hiding behind the veil she wears. Underneath her covering, her face is branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods, a shameful reminder of her past captivity in Jericho and an assurance that no man will ever want to marry her.

When her father finds a widower who needs a mother for his two sons, her hopes rise. But when their introduction goes horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee for her life. Seeking safety at one of the newly established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face and the enemies--and unexpected allies--she will encounter on her way.
My Review
This was another wonderful book from Connilyn Cossette! Her stories have a way of bringing long ago times to life, and giving us a glimpse at what things may have been like back then. I love the way it also brings details of Biblical times to light that I might have normally overlooked. And was this book ever action packed! The story took many surprising turns, and had me staying up late trying to finish reading it. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!
  I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. The opinions are my own.
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Free Patterns of the Month - Early Spring

Sunday, March 4, 2018
Vincent Pillow
by Frauke Ludwig
  If you are looking for a quick spring project you need to check out the Vincent Pillow! It is made with bulky/super bulky yarn so it works up fast. And depending on the color you use you can make your project a stormy spring cloud or a fluffy white cloud. It is a fun design that would make a great accent pillow.

   The Secret (intarsia) 
by Julie Hamilton
Early spring is a beautiful time of year. With the flowers just beginning to grow, and the birds starting their spring songs. But on the cool spring days it can be nice to have something pretty to keep your hands warm. If you need a sweet pair of mittens these would be a perfect pair for spring with their intarsia knit robin and branch design.
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