Friday, August 10, 2018

We need to talk

I posted my Woodbridge scarf on Ravelry last night. I had a promotion going where the pattern would be free for some time of my choosing. I shortened the timeframe from a few days to ending today at noon.

Since the promotion ended, I have received a good number of hateful messages on Ravelry about ending the promotion early.

This behavior from fellow Ravelers is not acceptable. It is not okay to shame or guilt a designer for what they decide to do with their pattern.

I have every right to do what I wish with a promotion I put on my own pattern. I updated every place where I had placed the promotion end date (including on the pattern's page itself). I am not responsible for forum posts that may have had the old end date and were never updated.

One more thing. This is from the Lovin' the Freebies group on Ravelry on their discussion board about temporarily free patterns. Note the highlighted part.

I'm sorry if some people who wanted my pattern missed the promotion. My pattern is still available. It just costs $4 now.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Woodbridge Scarf

My first fingering weight crocheted scarf is now available! Everyone, meet my Woodbridge Scarf.

I see so many knitted fingering weight, elongated triangle scarves that I wondered why there aren't more crocheted ones. Well, I'm trying to fill that void. This is the first of many fingering weight crocheted scarves for me. I love this one so much. I love how it turned out and how the colors go so well together.

Here are the details about the scarf:

Yarn: Fingering weight

MC (brown) - A little more than 420 yds (I ran out of my first skein [of 420 yds] halfway through the final color block)
CCA (silver) - 400 yds (minimum, depending on your gauge)
CCB (green) - 400 yds (minimum, depending on your gauge)

I specifically used Shalimar Aerie yarn in colorways Waterchestnut (brown), Chandelier (silver), and Lean on Me (green).

Hook: E (3.5 mm)

If you would like to make a Woodbridge Scarf for yourself or a special someone, here is the link to the pattern on Ravelry: 

Ravelry Woodbridge Scarf Pattern

Craftsy Woodbridge Scarf Pattern


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Dragonfly Fibers Yarn Unboxing

Hi everyone!

I have a new video out today, where I unboxed a recent shipment of Dragonfly Fibers yarn. Hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Youtube and Instagram

Hi y'all!

I'm trying something new. I just started a new Youtube channel: A Girl and Her Yarn.

I'm going to be posting videos about yarn hauls and unboxing (for online purchases), crochet tutorials, patterns, work that is currently in progress, and fiber events.

Below is my first video. Check it out!

In addition to the youtube channel, I've started an Instagram page just for this blog, also called A Girl and Her Yarn. You can also follow my personal Instagram page, TimeWasJustADream, but that will have much more varied content than the yarn Instagram page.

Posts might be somewhat irregular, but I will make every attempt I can to try to get something out as regularly as I can. That being said, Instagram will likely be much more regular than the Youtube.

Like and subscribe and all that! :D


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Copy.Cat C.C (Colorado Chick) Beanie

I'm knitting more lately than crocheting. One of the latest hats I've made has been the Copy.Cat C.C (Colorado Chick) Beanie by Clementine Knits. It's a fun and easy pattern, especially for beginning knitters.

I modified the pattern somewhat. I originally started out making a different hat, but abandoned that one. Here's what I did:

I used US 6 needles for the K1P1 rim. I also only did this for 2 inches and did not fold it over. I didn't do a provisional cast on so I couldn't do this step. I switched to US 8 needles to do the rest of the hat. Also, instead of doing a K1P1 rib in between the purl only bands, I did a K1P1 seed stitch band.

I think it turned out nice. :)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Double Layer Waffle Hat

About 4 years ago, I made a prototype of a double layered waffle stitch hat. It went into a shelf, then I moved, then it went into another shelf...until today. I received a question from someone on Ravelry about my Waffle Stitch Hat early this morning. This question was the nudge I needed to finally get the prototype hat pattern written down. 

One of the issues I've always had with my Waffle Stitch Hat is that I feel like it doesn't stand up to wind well. Too many holes in the waffle stitch. This double layered hat is my answer to this problem.

Unlike my other free patterns, I will not be able to put this pattern on here. There are two images I have to help with two tricky parts of this pattern that aren't showing up well on this page. 

My pattern is available as a digital download on Ravelry and Craftsy