Knitting: James River Yarn Crawl

The James River Yarn Crawl is a self-guided tour of six knit shops located in Virginia. Shops in Ashland, Midlothian, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach are all participating in the special event. Each shop is hosting special events, giveaways, and extended hours during a two week period. Knitters and fiber enthusiast who visit all six shops…

Knitting: Women’s Knit Poncho, Hat, and Glove Set

Knitting is a form of meditation for me. There is something about the click of the needles that I find incredibly therapeutic and relaxing. I’ve spent a lot of time behind my needles working to increase my skill and complete new items. I’m so excited to undertake one particular sHERO project later this year. Women’s…

Knitting: Easy Men’s Knit Hat and Scarf Set

Over a year ago, Jerad visited Yarn Matters with me and picked out the yarn for this project based on its color and texture. I didn’t start working on this men’s knit hat and scarf set until late fall and gave it to Jerad as an anniversary gift. The yarn I used was surprisingly thin,…

Knitting Projects: Infant Turkey Hat & Cocoon Set

A dear friend was expecting a baby boy a few years back, and I couldn’t resist making this infant turkey hat for her little one. The pattern was easy to follow and was my first attempt at using double pointed needles. I ordered the brown yarn from Red Heart’s baby line and then used scraps…

Stressed Out? 5 Ways to Ease In-Home Tension During Isolation

Special Guest Post By: Anya Willis No matter how harmonious your household normally is, you’re likely facing tension during self-isolation. It can be hard staying put with your entire family, especially when kids are involved. But there are ways to ease that tension and help everyone feel better. Expand Kids’ Horizons Keeping kids entertained goes a long…