Yarnbox |Unboxing March 2014

Yarnbox | March 2014 | Essence of Me

  The mailman is becoming my new bestie. 😉 He delivered my Yarnbox!   Yarnbox (Can’t see the video? Click HERE to view online.) About Yarnbox Yarnbox was built out of a passion for discovering wonderful new fibers and yarns and sharing that joy with others. There are...

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Waste Not Want Not: Scrap Yarn Project

Scrap Yarn - Essence of Me

My grandmother and mother used to say “waste not want not”. It is an old saying basically meaning if you don’t waste a particular item in the present you won’t lack for that particular item in the future. I am adopting the philosophy to my yarn life. I usually...

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KnitCrate| Unboxing March 2014

Knit Crate - Essence of Me - March 2014

  I opened my mailbox to find a shiny red package. It reminded me of Christmas. I couldn’t wait to open it and look inside.   KnitCrate March 2014 (Can’t see the video? Click HERE to view online.) About KnitCrate: KnitCrate is a subscription box service and online store for...

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Crochet Tutorial: Granny Rectangle

Crochet Granny Rectangle Tutorial - Essence of Me

  I think I’m getting the hang of blogging more frequently. 😉 This week’s demo/tutorial is based reader and viewer request. Many of you have asked: How did you make the granny rectangle? I found several tutorials. In the end I created this granny rectangle that is pretty straightforward....

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Stockinette Stitch without Purling

My First Knit Sweater - My Gauge - Essence of Me

I’ve been knitting quite a bit. Along the way I’ve learned a little trick. To close out my blogging week, (which has gone well if I say so myself) I want to leave you with a quick mini-tutorial. Actually not a tutorial but a demonstration. Yes…a demo. In this...

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