Introducing Knitted Mitts & Mittens: A Q&A and Giveaway!

Congratulations to Carrie B, winner of the Knitted Mitts & Mittens giveaway! :D Thank you so much to everyone who entered and spread the word! To purchase your own copy, see the links below the interview!

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Knitted Mitts & Mittens: 25 Fun and Fashionable Designs for Fingerless Gloves, Mittens, and Wrist Warmers is a new knitting pattern book just out, by Amy Gunderson. And while you might think it’s an odd season to be thinking about mitts and mittens (unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) – let me tell you, they’re the perfect project for the warmer months! Small and light, they keep the yarn up off your lap, and you’ll be so far ahead of the game come the holidays. Plus, if you knit as slow as I do, you can use the extra time. ;) So today, I get to give away a copy of this fab book to one lucky winner in the US! But first, let’s learn about the book and the author.

Knitted Mitts & Mittens - read the interview, and enter to win the book! Giveaway is US only, and ends 4/15/14 at 12am Central US Time.

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10 Free Patterns for Marvelous Crochet Mug Cozies!

Is there anything worse than pouring a piping hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa… only to find it gets cold before you can even drink it? That’s where mug cozies come to the rescue! And of course, have a bit of fun while they’re at it. So here are 10 free crochet patterns for mug cozies!

Free #crochet mug cozies in a variety of styles in a roundup on Moogly!

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Hookin On Hump Day #64: Link Party for the Fiber Arts!

Welcome back to Hookin On Hump Day! If this is your first look, this is a fantastic bi-monthly link party run on both My Merry Messy Life and Moogly! An entry on one site shows up on both – and we both promote the featured projects each round on our various social media outlets. And we love seeing what all you fab blogger are up to, as we take turns picking the featured projects! One party, twice the promotion, lots of opportunity to see what’s up in the worlds of crochet, knitting, and sewing! Here’s what was hot on the last go ’round:

The hottest new projects on Hookin On Hump Day! Click to check them out and then add your own! #crochet #knitting and #sewing blogs are all invited!

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Make It Work: Getting Afghan Squares to the Size You Need!

The year was 2008, and I was participating in my first crochet-a-long. I wasn’t designing yet – I was still very much in a learn all the things stage, having only discovered a few years prior that crochet was on the internet! And I found a year long afghan block crochet-a-long on Ravelry, and decided to join in and take my skills to the next level. It was a fantastic decision. I learned many techniques and stitches, and one of the things I quickly learned was how to adjust my squares to get them all to the target size!

When you make an afghan from squares, size is a factor. You're going to want to get each square as close to the target size as possible. Here's how! #crochet

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Bawk Bawk Chicken Lovers! 10 Free Chicken Crochet Patterns!

Chicken aficionados – you know who you are. Whether it’s a giant metal chicken in the yard, a chicken themed kitchen with rooster cookie jar, or just an abiding fondness for all things feathery, this roundup is for you! Why crochet chickens? Why NOT! Here are 10 free chicken crochet patterns!

Free #Crochet Chicken Patterns!

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