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New Blog – but this one remains

I wanted to drop a note here that I am going to be maintaining two blogs (what?!?!)

I felt the purpose of this blog has gotten off point – something that was just to be the fiber in me turned into rants and reflections on my health. So, in order to bring this one back to what its supposed to be – I decided to start a second blog.

Me v2.0 will share information, recipes, reviews, and reflections for me and my health journey. I hope that some of you will choose to follow me over there (but if not, I understand – fiber is pretty awesome!).


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Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Announcements


I even updated Etsy.

I took quite a step today and added some items to Etsy – I added 2 blue-themed skeins of hand-dyed yarn (yes, hand dyed by yours truly!) and some wood items like buttons and pens that my husband made.

If you are interested or know anyone who might be – please visit my Etsy Shop.


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Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Announcements


FB Winner and Housekeeping

A few items of housekeeping.

  1. Congratulations to Susan who won 2 (almost) brand spankin’ new booklets on learning to knit (one for general knitting and other for socks). I threw a little something extra into the envelop as well – hope you enjoy and really hope you share some photos of your new knit creations!
  2. I was doing good there for a little bit with the posting but life got in the way yet again. I really need to come up with a schedule. I love this blog and would hate to let it dwindle to nothingness….
  3. My physical health is going back and forth now – I’m faced with back pain in the morning that works its way out by the end of the day. It’s like groundhog’s day for back pain – and that stinks.
  4. I got my “no-no” instructions from the urologist (remember: kidney stones and surgeries last year). Right now I’m sitting at keeping a ridiculously low sodium diet, no red meat, and as for the other meats, no more than 4 ounces a day. I don’t really care about the meat issue, especially the loss of red meat (blech) – but keeping ridiculously low sodium intake is going to be hard.
  5. I’m thankful that cookies and cake do not have meat in them.
  6. If you haven’t already – like my FB page to get lots of “limited free patterns” and sometimes interesting news tidbits and even more sometimes – contests! Link is on the right.
  7. I’m making little progress on the sweater. Work is insane (14 hour days) so stealing away time to knit is difficult – so perhaps he’ll have a sweater just in time for next winter.

That is all.

Happy Yarning!

– Cris


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Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Announcements, Rambles and Reflections


Facebook Reminder

If you don’t already, I use my Facebook account (Yarntasia) to share patterns, articles, and other yarn-tastic tidbits with other like minded folks. I’ll even have a few give aways (pattern books) coming up soon!

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Posted by on January 3, 2016 in Announcements


Free For A Limited Time

Interested in knitting up my Traditional Stocking ?

It’s a holiday giveaway – Coupon Code 2015ChristmasGiveaway will get you a free copy of the pattern. The pattern will be free until 11:59pm CST Dec 17th.

Merry Christmas!


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Posted by on December 16, 2015 in Announcements


Excitement Much?

I really do try to not post more than once a day – its a “thing.” But today, I just can’t contain my excitement.

As you all know, I recently put a pattern on Ravelry – it is one of two “for sale” patterns although I did run a free giveaway the first 48 hours it was live. It is the Traditional Stocking Pattern (link is to Ravelry).

So, if watching the downloads skyrocket during the free give away time wasn’t exciting enough, this morning went out to look at other popular patterns and OMGooses – I was on PAGE 1 of the popular patterns. Oh, and Page 1 without having to do any filters at all… just click and BOOM – there I am.

I am so terribly excited. I even took a picture to remember this day because it will be very unlikely it will happen again *laughs*

So… sorry for the two posts today, but I really did want to share the excitement right now… I’m sitting in a chair and am just about ready to explode and I knew, just knew, that my fellow iYarny folks would totally get it.

Enjoy your day!

note: I marked it with a yellow star just because I could *laughs*



Posted by on December 5, 2014 in Announcements, Original Patterns


Stocking Pattern – Now on Ravelry

finished 2I finally did it – I was able to write up my Christmas Stocking Pattern and get it posted to Ravelry. I am going to be selling this pattern (I put some time into this one, more than usual); however, I am listing it with a promotion for the first 48 hours.

Now until Dec 4th at midnight Central time, the pattern will be free. Just click on the “buy it now” link and “Coupon Code” – the discount should automatically be applied, making the pattern free.

I hope you enjoy the pattern enough to download it and maybe even make one or two (or maybe 5). I think they come together rather easily but you do have to have some basic knowledge of knitting in the round, basic understanding of knitting a sock cuff down, turning a short row heel and fair isle knitting.

Still interested? Get the pattern here. After December 4th, the pattern goes up to a whopping 99 cents. Enjoy!

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Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Announcements, Original Patterns