If you've been around YouTube for any length of time you might have seen videos pop up in spurts for these magnificent mystery box sales that are apparently a hot commodity. One night well into my second dream, I rolled over to see if they had any available after 3 months of being out of… Continue reading Kraemer yarns Mystery Box 2022
Author: Beyond Swatches
Rate and Review – Knitter’s Pride Mindful Collection
Full Set of the “Gratitude Set” For my reviews, I like to comment first on the item itself, how does it compare to the description and its overall value. Then follow up with my personal opinions/experience of the item. Company description: THE GRATITUDE SET INTERCHANGEABLE LACE NEEDLE SET 5" The Mindful Collection is defined by… Continue reading Rate and Review – Knitter’s Pride Mindful Collection
Pattern Review: Summer Trellis
In keeping with finding new to me designers who offer size inclusive patterns I stumbled across Kniterella on Ravelry.com and her Summer Trellis top. I chose this pattern primarily because I loved the simple yoke design. It gave a little intricacy without seeming too involved. This pattern has charts AND written directions which for this… Continue reading Pattern Review: Summer Trellis
Size Inclusivity in Knitwear
This topic of INCLUSIVITY is one that hits the heart on more levels than one, but in terms of knitting and/or crochet patterns I have to admit I'm a little green on the subject. Before you assume this is an experts synopsis of the subject IT IS NOT. I'm just a plus size knitter who… Continue reading Size Inclusivity in Knitwear
How to Become a Test Knitter?
Have you test knitted before? I've always heard YouTube knitters mention this phrase and always thought how exclusive that must feel; to have a hand in a patterns creation. Some people I follow on Instagram and YouTube are always making some of the most GORGEOUS knits before they are released and I wanted in on… Continue reading How to Become a Test Knitter?
New Year Better Planning
Before we even speak of what 2022 might mean, I make a practice to have a moment of reflection for those who did not live to see this day. Many friends, family and other loved ones are not here to make plans, set goals etc and they deserve to be remembered. Hugs to you and… Continue reading New Year Better Planning
Bellish-The Knitting App
**UPDATE: PER AN EMAIL SENT TO REGISTERED BELLISH USERS THAY HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO CLOSE DOWN THEIR OPERATIONS AS OF JANUARY 2022** Have you been hearing about Bellish? I saw it one day looking on my new iPad for all the knitting apps I had on my Android phone and as always there's apps… Continue reading Bellish-The Knitting App
Acrylic yarns – Pill or Anti Pill
https://www.premieryarns.com/products/eddots "100% Anti -Pill Acrylic" have you seen this on different brands while you've strolled the yarn shops, craft stores or big box stores? I sure have and have often wondered what exactly is anti-pill acrylic and what's it good or not good for. Firstly, what is an acrylic yarn fiber? Acrylic is at its… Continue reading Acrylic yarns – Pill or Anti Pill
Knitters Toolbox – Knitting Needles
Before you can create the perfect project, you gotta have the right tools.
Winter 2021 Project Plans
Winter 2021 is coming. Lets work on our projects together. Here are my options for this years winter makes.