Friday, September 28, 2018

Loco for Locatelli... Joji, that is!

It's no secret that we are one big heart eye emoji for Joji Locatelli! Her designs are simply to dye for (pun intended), and she seems like the kind of gal that we'd want to be BKFFs with. That stands for Best Knitting Friends Forever... we totally just made that up, so we don't blame you if you didn't yet know what it meant, hehe!

Joji lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but love for her design work spreads far across the globe! With over 200 designs available in her Ravelry Store, there's something for everyone! Joji's style: draped fabrics, simple lines, and lots of little details here and there. Our style: anything Joji!

With over 25,000 projects, Joji's design that's led to the most projects on Ravelry is the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl. We'd pair this cozy cowl with Malabrigo Mechita!

With over 30,000 favorites, Joji's most favorited design on Ravelry is the Boxy pullover. We'd pair this adorable pullover with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light!

Our new favorite Joji design? The Get Together Wrap that she's designed exclusively for our 2018 Craftvent Calendar! This stunning wrap combines 5 yarn brands into 1 beautifully cohesive work of art - we're in L-O-V-E!

What's your favorite Joji Locatelli design?! We'd love to know!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Shawls We’re Swooning Over


What’s not to love about a great shawl? They’re versatile, comfortable, and wearable with just about anything, in any season! Here are our top 10 shawls we’re swooning after!

Friday, September 21, 2018

6 Patterns from the Dark Side of Ravelry

If you knit or crochet, you've probably been on before. And for good reason; this site gives crafters a platform to share projects, patterns, yarn, ideas, and information for others to enjoy! But as one travels deeper into Ravelry . . . they may find certain patterns/projects that are different from the rest. Here's a list of patterns that we found in what we like to call, "The Dark Side of Ravelry!"

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Home Decor We Adore

We as knitters and crocheters know that these crafts go well beyond beanies and scarves! Here are our top 10 favorite knit and crochet projects to make your home warm and cozy this fall!

3. Knit Collage Cast Away Holiday Stocking Kit (just in time for the holidays!)

5. Natural Life Llive Happy Collection (okay, okay, it may not be knitted, but it sure is cute!)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Our 15 Favorite Projects for Fall

The weather is getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and the leaves are starting to change. Yup, fall is here and we couldn’t be more excited (hello, knitting season!)! In honor of our favorite season, we’re sharing fifteen of our favorite fall projects that will inspire you to sit, knit, and enjoy the great indoors 😉.

8. Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Endless Wrap Kit (free pattern download thru 9/30/18)

Happy making! 

80s Sockbuster Movie Kits!

In a time full of reboots and remakes, we tend to look back on the days when films were truly . . . fun!
And if you’re looking for fun blockbusters, we’ll want to travel back to the 80s! The 1980s, that is
(not the 1880s, things weren’t as fun back then). So many classics emerged from this decade:
The Breakfast Club, Terminator, Aliens, The Shining, Die Hard, Gremlins, The Goonies. . . When we
were putting together these kits, we certainly had A LOT from which to choose.


What’s cooler than a time traveling Delorean? Not much, to be honest! Robert Zemeckis’
Back to the Future is an absolute classic. Marty McFly goes back in time 30 years and must find
a way back. . . TO THE FUTURE! Now that’s heavy. Good thing he’s got the past version of his pal,
Doc Brown, to help!

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Sixteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen Candleeeeeeeeeesssss! It’s hard to think of a time when
Facebook wasn’t around to send birthday reminders! If that were the case, Samantha Baker
just might’ve had a happier day! But if you thought Back to the Future had some crazy time
travel, just watch this one. Okay, so it doesn’t *literally* have time travel, but Sixteen Candles
absolutely serves as a reminder as to what the 80s were like and the type of humor that was around

at the time. Let’s face it, this movie is not a squeaky-clean, family film. But if you’re wishing for

some 80’s nostalgia, then Sixteen Candles might just take the cake.

“Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
So true Ferris, so very true. But maybe Ferris is stopping to look around. . . too much. Just this
semester alone, he's skipped school niiiiiiine tiiiiimeeees. But audiences everywhere were
elated when we got to tag along with Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron on what is, unquestionably,
the greatest playing of hookie of all time. I think Ferris Bueller did more in one day than many
of us could’ve done in a week. How? He’s Ferris *freakin* Bueller, that’s how!

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What's your favorite movie from the 80s??

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