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New Yarn

New yarn alert!


I was shopping with my sister at @michaelsstores this past weekend and stumbled across a new yarn that I haven’t seen before from @lionbrandyarns!


It’s in the Wool Ease line, which is a bulky acrylic wool blend yarn. This is a roving style yarn, which is one of my favorrrrite styles.


My sister loves the color yellow, so we picked up the Daisy colorway. I cast on 44 stitches on a size 11 needle and did a 1×1 cuff for 6 rows, and then knit stockinette on a size 13 needle until it would be just a little longer than a beanie length when done and then decreased. I added a faux fur Pom to top it off.


Overall I am super please with how this yarn knit up. There are several colorways at @michaelsstores and I would love to pick up a few more balls of yarn for quick gift knits this Christmas.

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Pattern Review: Purl Soho Color Tip Scarf

What could be easier than a garter stitch scarf?

Purl Soho has been one of my go-to designers for all things sewing and knitting for YEARS. They are always on trend, always use high quality materials, and have easy to follow instructions with pictures.

Link to pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/color-tipped-scarf

Link to my Ravelry project: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/handstitchedlife/color-tipped-scarf

I was home sick one day this past October and needed a boredom buster. It had been a while since I had knit a full project and I needed something simple to get me back into the swing of things.

I used some Berroco Vintage worsted I’ve had in my stash since I started knitting six years ago. It was an excellent stash buster in that I was able to use up three skeins (plus one of the Oats colorway I had to order to make the scarf longer).

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Yarn Review: Buttercream Luxe Craft Cozy

I love fast, instant gratification knits. The best and easiest way to accomplish quick projects for me has been to use bulky weight yarns and I have found a new favorite!

My sister and I were perusing the aisles of our local Joann store and in the bottom of an end cap we dug out a few balls of Buttercream yarn. I’m not super familiar with this brand, but I’m fairly certain it is an exclusive brand to Joann. It retails for $14.99, but I purchased it on sale for $7.49.

The yarn is detailed on a Ravelry page and on Joann’s website.

This is the first time I’ve used this weight in a long time. The fiber itself is an untwisted, single string. The balls are typically 87 yards or 200g in weight. The fiber content is 50% super wash wool, and either 50% acrylic or 45% acrylic and 5% viscose, depending on the colorway. It has a great hand feel, and doesn’t have the same squeaky hand feel that a full acrylic yarn does. Because it an untwisted yarn, it has a nice halo but would be prone to felting if washed.

I used one ball and had enough to make a hat and pom.

My first project has the Chunky Dot Beanie by Stephanie Jessica Lau of the blog All About Ami.

The next hat project I made was The Looking Glass Hat by Jill DeMarco of Yarn It All.