Obviously I do not know what 2021 will hold, but I do know two things: one is that our baby will come into the world and the other is that I will embrace whatever the year brings. Simply by the nature of being a first time mother, I know my life will transform again this year but I have no idea how.
My word of the year for 2020 is Transform. I love this word because it is what our lives are already made up of. The last few years have been tumultuous, but I am ready to embrace these changes and transform them into something new and wonderful. Part of the reason I love this word… Continue reading Word of the Year 2020: Transform
The knitting community is approaching something of a crossroads. After all, discourse has been tumultuous for the last few months. At the height of one of the most divisive administrations in American history, perhaps that’s to be expected. It all came to a breaking point in June. Ravelry, knitting’s leading online community, actually did it.… Continue reading An Unexpected Divide: How Modern Politics Turned Knitting Upside Down
Tis the season to think about what we are all thankful for. I know that I am full of gratitude in 2019, even if the world seems to be falling apart every news cycle. If you are reading this blog post on some sort of a device that connects to the internet, you have things… Continue reading What I’m Thankful For: Knitting Edition
We all know that I love mediation, I only talk about how knitting is a meditative practice for me on the days that end in "Y". Recently, I have been trying to grow my meditation practice and try out different techniques. This prompted me to include the use of affirmations in my knitting as… Continue reading How Affirmations Improve my Knitting
9 Reasons Why You Need to Start Knitting Today ~ There are many benefits to knitting and here are 8 of my favorite reasons.
Hey, hey, look at me writing about something other than knitting and yarn, right? While I have a ton of planned yarnie blogs, I am excited to share something fun and exciting about my life with you. Last month, I packed up the car with Matt and Obi, and together, we drove all the way… Continue reading Knitting Along in Canada
When we think about creators, we often focus on the end product — the colors, patterns, and general happiness that we receive from yarn. And that’s great! But unfortunately, a dark secret hides behind the curtain. Well, maybe secret isn’t the best word. It’s often an unspoken truth that appears before our eyes every day.… Continue reading Private: An Uneven Playing Field: How Time and Money Affects POC Knitting Creators
Phew, I don’t know about you, but that was an incredibly busy summer for me. It did not include as much knitting as I would have liked, but when it is so hot here that the yarn doesn’t slide through my sweaty palms, it’s hard to want to knit. So, I figured I would share… Continue reading Unbelievable Summer Salad
If you love these colors, or don't time to read this right now, pin this graphic so you can easily find it again later! If you have been following me for a while, you have probably noticed that I am often inspired by nature. This spring has been no different! Seeing the earth come… Continue reading Hello New Growth!
Sometimes, it's the little things that inspire us. But other times, inspiration comes from the big picture that's been staring us in the face. In the case of the Goddess Collection, so many women have influenced me — it's almost overwhelming. I have an incredible relationship with so many women. Their support made this project… Continue reading Introducing the Goddess Collection
February isn't just a month for mushy romance and cheesy cards. In recent years, it's been a special time for women to show a little extra appreciate toward each other. Unicorn Yarn Co. is celebrating all month long. And we're kicking things off with a bang — a giveaway! Lucky winners will receive prizes from… Continue reading Enter Yarn Giveaway Today for Galentine’s Month!
Want to start 2019 with a knitting challenge? The Louise Shawl pattern provides a decent challenge for beginners, but it's well worth it in the end. Not only will you end up with a stylish result, but the project also offers good practice for techniques that may be new to you. But first, you can… Continue reading It’s Here! Louise Shawl Pattern is Available Now
As quickly as the holidays came, they passed us just as quickly. But don't worry, the New Year doesn't have to be a boring slog back into the office cubical. January is a perfect chance for us knitters to clear our heads and set goals for the road ahead. Look at it like a fresh… Continue reading Tips on Setting Knitting Goals for the New Year
At last, winter is almost here. While the season hasn't officially started, it sure feels like it has! With the cold weather arriving, 2019 will be here before we know it. If you remember, 2018 was the year of the #SelfishKnittingChallenge. The goal? Knit something special for yourself! I know I did. That hard work… Continue reading My Top #SelfishKnitting Creations in 2018
Clutter. It seems like it never stops trying to invade our lives and personal spaces. Even worse, it can be easy to let things pile up. Knitting isn't exempt from this rule. Thankfully, there are ways to keep your work area clean and organized. Me? I created a knitting kit that keeps all of my… Continue reading What to Store in a Knitting Tool Kit
They say that good things come in small packages. Well, when it comes to knitting, a multi-color yarn kit makes a world's difference. At least, that's what I learned when making my newest sweater! It's colorful, comfy, and I absolutely love it! This sweater was put together using my Zweig Kit. In this post, I'll… Continue reading A Brand New Sweater: My Experience Using a Yarn Kit
Sometimes, you have to make a good idea even better. I've been hard at work doing just that! And so, I wanted to give you an update on new colorways that are available in the shop. I really think you'll like them. First, a little background... As many of you know, I recently moved to… Continue reading New Shop Update! A Fresh Take on Beautiful Colorways
Learning how to knit is a bit of a balance. For example, I look at what other Makers have done and try to create my own pretty version. It's important to follow advice from those who have the experience. But at the same time, your own creativity brings a lot to the table. That's what… Continue reading My Experience with Cable Knitting an Irene Cowl
My inspiration – taken on a hike up the South Sister mountain in Central Oregon. It's that time again – another new line ready for fall weather! I’ve been itching to share these new colors with you. At last, they are available on the shop today! All of them blend extremely well together, and all… Continue reading A Closer Look at the High Desert Line
I have to say, this past year has been an amazing journey. Unicorn Yarn Co. has grown beyond my expectations. Last summer, I started sharing my products on Instagram and Etsy, and I’ve been blown away by the response. It’s because of you that Unicorn Yarn Co. has taken off. Every time you like or comment… Continue reading A Thank You to my Followers and a Huge Giveaway Announcement
I’ve been a creative person for as far back as I can remember. I’ve never shied away from trying my hand at a new craft either. As of late, I’ve grown to love the flexibility and exploration that comes with fiber arts. Over my lifetime, I’ve used my creativity to center myself and reconnect with… Continue reading What Making Adds to My Life: Thoughts from the Calou Shop
One of the best things about the knitting community at large is our willingness to share our knit stories. I love hearing knitters (and makers in general) talk passionately about why they love their craft. So I asked Sarah, the mind behind @TheNaptimeKnitter, what knitting added to her life she was happy to share… Continue reading What Knitting Adds to My Life: Thoughts from The Naptime Knitter
So you're thinking about casting on a new project, or even trying your hand at designing a pattern. Yarn weight is one of the first things to consider when starting a new project or even buying yarn for your stash.
This is my first official line and I am so excited to share it with you! Every colorway came right from my heart and was inspired by my time living in France. I was studying abroad in fall of 2015 and this line came straight from my heart! However, this line is limited edition… Continue reading Introducing Springtime in Paris!