the area of the blog where I look at yarnthings, knitting and crochet.

Pattern Review: @Brome_Fields Friendship Headband

yaRRns By Nov 19, 2016 8 Comments

There a several knitters and crocheters I follow on Instagram for inspiration and for pattern ideas. One knitter is Jennifer, aka @bromefields and her photos are always on point. Luscious knits made with beautiful yarn and her stitches are so neat! Charming hand knit items that look cozy and comfy and professionally made. A few days ago she posted a…

Lars Rains, Modern Lopi at Hidden River Yarns

Friday night yielded a welcome distraction from the results of Election of 2016: yarn and a book signing at Hidden River Yarns! Lars Rains, author, knitter and designer, was at the shop for two days to promote his books Presto and Modern Lopi. I knew that I would grabbing copies of the books (because books!) but I did not think…

Off the Needles: The Apothecary Cuffs

yaRRns By Apr 10, 2016 No Comments

The Starz network has just started showing season two of Outlander (yay!) and I am here for time hopping Claire’s romantic triangle. To be fair, the show is NOT just about Claire being torn between two men. There are wonderful references to history, gorgeous scenery and knit wear. You read correctly; knitting.   Last year I was all over the…

Lion Brand Yarn Ambassador Shira Blumenthal to Speak to Crochet Guild of Prince William County

yaRRns By Apr 05, 2016 No Comments

On Monday, May 16, nationally-recognized “Yarn Ambassador” Shira Blumenthal of Lion Brand Yarn Company will speak at a meeting of the Crochet Guild of Prince William County in Manassas, Va. This is a great opportunity for fiber artists and yarn enthusiasts to meet and interact with a representative of one of the largest and most well-known companies in the yarn…

Get Hooked: Crocheted Abode a la Mode

yaRRns By Mar 31, 2016 2 Comments

Twinkie Chan is back with a new book!