This week I thought it would be fun to take a look at my crochet patterns and see which is the most popular. I have a lot of crochet patterns, so I wanted to narrow it down. Of course, I chose socks. What else is there? So...what's my most popular crochet pattern? Candied Crossbones These… Continue reading My Most Popular Crochet Pattern!
If sock crocheting is your passion that you definitely need an Ultimate Sock Crocheting Kit, filled with all the best tools of the trade. From different size hooks (to make sure you always reach gauge) to clever tools, groundbreaking books, and a bag to keep everything in one place, below you'll find everything you need… Continue reading The Ultimate Sock Crocheting Kit
Last week I decided that it was time for a change. Nothing drastic but a change nonetheless. What was that change? Well, I wanted to finally get to re-editing all my patterns and putting them in my new fancy layout. Which everyone seems to really love. You see, when I was a fresh designer on… Continue reading It’s Time for a Change…
Growing up Sunday was the day all the women of my church would dress up. From shawls to hats to dresses, it was a concert of modesty. This shawl is an ode to those women, each of them unique in their own way, each holding a place in my heart. Sunday's were also about my Nana… Continue reading Free Crochet Pattern – Sunday Stole
I'm SO happy to announce my new podcast...No Needle Knits! Some links mentioned in the video: Leather Bag: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoastalHillbilly Premier Yarns Wool Free Lace: https://www.premieryarns.com/products/pwlfrlace Red Heart Yarns Heart & Sole: http://www.redheart.com/yarn/heart-sole-0 Craft Habit Raleigh: https://crafthabitraleigh.com Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted: https://www.premieryarns.com/products/dneswsp Premier Yarns Mega Tweed: https://www.premieryarns.com/collections/6-super-bulky/products/pmegatweed Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky: https://www.premieryarns.com/collections/deborah-norville-collection/products/dnscnkysp Wool Ease Thick and Quick: http://www.lionbrand.com/wool-ease-thick-and-quick-yarn.html What Ever Happened… Continue reading No Needle Knits – Our First Episode
It's Spring! And with spring means it is CAL time. Right? Is that how that all works? For me spring always puts me in the mood to crochet something fresh and new. Something quick to crochet, since spring is the season of instant gratification and constantly shifting weather patterns. The perfect pattern for such a… Continue reading It’s Nearly Time: A Springtime Crochet Along is Here!
I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite colors you can use while making my new tunisian crochet pattern, Adirondeck, that I actually think would work really well. If you missed last week's post, you can read more about this great summer cardi there. The sample is (shown above and below) is show… Continue reading Different Colors and Some Tips for an Adirondeck Cardigan
I'm so happy to share that I've just released my latest Tunisian Knitting pattern, Adirondeck. You can purchase Adirondeck on Ravelry, or keep reading for more links at the end of this post. If you are a sucker for a cropped cardi like I am, I hope you'll fall in love with Adirondeck. Adirondeck is a… Continue reading Adirondeck Cardi: New Tunisian Crochet Pattern Release
Winter sucks. It sucks. I hate it. Yeah, whatever. I live in the south. We aren't made for snow. Never have been. Never will be. I've not been a southerner my entire life but after 7 years in this glorious place, I can officially say I'm a southerner. This last week we got our annual… Continue reading WINTER SUCKS!
$2 Pattern Price is only good for the first 100 people! Get them while they're here...chances are by the end of the day, they will be gone! This cowl, inspired by the golden leaves of fall, is an homage to my love for that strange confection...that's right boys and girls...candy corn. What is more iconic… Continue reading A Cowl for the Candy Lovers!
My book has a cover. I REPEAT. My book has a cover! This is such a MAJOR day! One of those kinds of days that you wait for and after months and months and months of waiting it is perfect. Y'all know I've been writing a book, Step into Crochet, for the last year or… Continue reading A Cover!
Crochet is weird. There I said it. It really is weird though. Think about it. We stack little knots on top of each other to make something out of string. We use a stick and a bit of string to make something beautiful. Sometimes strange but all the same, beautiful. I often wonder what I… Continue reading Crochet is Weird!
Socks. Socks. Socks. Everything I do lately is somehow related to socks...I think I'm addicted! Send help...or just sock yarn. Either way...I'm ready! This week I have a NEW-ish sock pattern! The Seaside Shells Socks. Why new-ish? Well, it was published as part of my Greenway MCAL, but you had to choose just the right… Continue reading Summer Socks are Super + Giveaway!
One in a while we designers have to admit a big secret... We didn't get it right the first time. Or at least, we could have done it a touch better. That's how I've always felt about my Candied Crossbones socks. While they've been the most popular crochet sock pattern I've designed, to date, a… Continue reading New Pattern…and a Couple of Kits!
Written by Rohn Strong Buckwheat waffles are one of the few things I remember my father loving. He would rave over buckwheat pancakes and talk about how much 'better' they were than the regular bisquick pancakes I grew up on. These aint no bisquick pancakes...these are some gourmet waffles right here. Yesterday while getting ready… Continue reading Apple Pie Buckwheat Waffles
Written by Rohn Strong Y'all know I talk A LOT about juicing but it's for good reason. Juicing has changed my life. Today I wanted to share with y'all a few of the juice recipes I love. However, to get them you'll need to head follow me on Snapchat! I know, I know...I'm such a… Continue reading 3 Juice Recipes You’ll Love!
We made it through another work week! Written By Rohn Strong I will say, this week slogged by didn't it? That always happens when I have something fun coming up on the weekends. I ALWAYS end up dragging my feet through the week and then Friday's here and I have a packed to do list...that I… Continue reading Weekly Roundup 5/16 – 5/20!
Written by Rohn Strong I'm all about adding color to our lives and helping y'all do a little something every day with your hands. Whether that's completing a huge project or a little DIY, using our hands to create something beautiful is exactly what the doctor orders. Last week I was contacted by Blue Star Inspire!… Continue reading Coloring Pages for the Pro
Written by Rohn Strong Juicing can be a new and exciting adventure for a lot of people. Often times juicing is started as a way to boost health and/or weight loss and I find that a lot of people aren't sure where to start. From choosing a juicing to peeling fruit...so many questions inevitably pop up!… Continue reading 5 Tips for Top Notch Juicing
https://media.giphy.com/media/d2YZFbzT5vzCNxYY/giphy.gif Written by Rohn Strong It's Monday! I LOVE Mondays. The excitement of welcoming a new week in is always a thrilling concept. This week I've lot's to work on. I need to find models for photo shoots, finish up a few designs for the new magazine, finish a sample or two for Craftsy kits, a… Continue reading A New Week and A Craftsy Class Giveaway!
Written By Rohn Strong Every morning, for the past month, I've consumed one thing. Juice. It started as a cleanse but I liked the way my body felt so much that I decided to continue juicing and am LOVING the results. I've been able to reduce my migraines, lose a bit of weight, save time… Continue reading Who Needs Coffee? Drink Juice!
Written by Rohn Strong Y'all know I talk a lot about Botanical Illustration and if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter...you get even more of it! As I delve more deeply into flexing my artistic muscle my fascination grows. Last week I began working on what's often called a value study. Now, a value… Continue reading The Artful…Pinecone?
Written by Rohn Strong Whether you are already counting points or just thinking about eating a healthier dinner once a week, here are some secrets to help you succeed... 1) Walk Off Your Next Meal Sometimes you don't need to change what you're eating, you just need to change the amount you're eating. I keep… Continue reading 7 Secrets to Clean Eating Success
First, let's define burnout. Actually let's define occupational burnout. That's what we'll focus on here. Occupational burnout is "characterized by exhaustion, lack of enthusiasm and motivation, feelings of ineffectiveness, and also may have the dimension of frustration or cynicism, and as a result reduced efficacy within the workplace." If there's anyone who's qualified to talk about occupational burnout, I'd like to nominate myself. I… Continue reading Dealing with Burnout…and How to Cope!
We made it to the weekend! Let's get out of the house and spread some happiness...shall we? I know...you're as excited as I am! AND it just happens to be First Friday which is the best Friday of the month. This week we had a ton of fun on the blog. We started out the… Continue reading Weekly Roundup 5/2 – 5/6!
When you eat clean, you have to learn to season the heck out of your food. It's not that EVERYTHING tastes bad. It's more that you need to flavor the food in different ways just to make sure you don't get too bored. This season mix is one that I use every single day. I… Continue reading The Only Seasoning You’ll Ever Need!
I'm all about tools. Whether I'm in the kitchen or in my studio...I consider it a must to have the best tools money can buy, to make my job a bit easier. One of the benefits of Colored Pencil art is that the overall investment is quite low, compared to other forms of artistic expression.… Continue reading My Top 5 Must Have Colored Pencil Supplies!
Eating on a budget can be difficult. Eating clean on a budget is almost impossible if you don't know how to shop and what to shop for. It is all about timing and does require a bit more work than stopping at Harris Teeter and grabbing a package of chicken...though that would work too! It… Continue reading A Week of Groceries for $50!
I've always believe, there are always a few people in this lifetime that you're destined to meet. People who are placed in your path for one reason or another. Sarah Eyre is that person. Sarah and I met years ago when I was just getting started in this industry. She gave me a shot and… Continue reading Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home…an Interview
I hope y'all had a GREAT week! Mine went something like this: Between the blog, pattern writing, designing, recipe writing, and general running of the house...I had little time to think. I guess that's what the weekend is for right?! This week, the blog was hopping! We welcomed a whole mess of new followers and… Continue reading Weekly Roundup 4/25 – 4/29!