Ah, yellow... Such a bright, happy color, isn't it? It makes you think of sunshine and flowers, lemonade and bumblebees... All those things that trigger memories of fun in the sun. Well, I'm here to tell you that I absolutely hate  yellow right now. And blue, red, green, or any of the other colors that trigger horrible allergies  for me.   I know, when you read that opening, you thought it would be a fun, happy post about summertime, right? Sorry. But I promise the griping will end soon. Right now, I have a not-fun summertime bug. And many years ago I was diagnosed with an allergy to yellow food dyes. Later it was discovered that I seem to be allergic to just about any color  of a lot of kinds of dyes. Do you know why it really sucks to be allergic to dyes? Because they're in food, soap, lotions, laundry detergent, dish soap, aaaaaannnnnnnd cold medicine .   To combat most of these problems, I've found quite a few brands that carry dye-free, fragrance-free prod

That Feeling When...

  If you're on any kind of social media, then chances are you've seen a "that feeling when" meme. Over the past few days, I've had a lot of "that feeling when" yarn-y moments . I'm willing to bet that a few of you have been in my shoes, so I thought I'd complain about  share what's going on. That feeling when someone is willing to pay the price for a handmade item... I was as content as this little elephant seems to be. That feeling when you find out the yarn company is running a site-wide sale, so you can get the yarn for less... Yay! That feeling when you find out the color you need is out of stock... !#@! That feeling when you search other sites to find out they don't carry that color... That would just be a photo of a one-finger salute, so let's not go with a picture there. That feeling when you remember you should have some of that color/brand in your yarn stash... That fe

Crochet Pattern Roundup - Squares

  Please, please please read this before you skip to the patterns, because I want your help. This is my first of what will hopefully be a new kind of pattern roundup - A roundup that will continue to grow!   Here's how it will go: Designers, you can benefit! My roundups will all be based on a motif, stitch, technique, or whatever I'm obsessed with at the time. (I know, I'm selfish, right?) Then, I'll share with you some free patterns that go along with the theme. And after that, it's your turn to hit the comment section and shamelessly drop a link to your own design that fits the category! You don't have to follow me on social media or subscribe to anything (but that would be cool if you did). You don't even have to leave a comment, just a link if you wish. But it would be nice if you don't do it anonymously, so I know you're adding your own pattern . After I check it out, I'll go back and add your pattern to the roundup!   Well, desi