So to kick off 2022, Darlene set us a challenge!
I love this time of year, Winter is fast fading and its frozen crawls can no longer hold onto the softening soil as the Spring warmth stakes it claim and is ready to do battle allowing for the birth of a new season. As hedgerows and flower beds prepare themselves for the warm temptation of… Continue reading Summer Crush Wrap
Its been a long hard winter and it time for a Warm Embrace, couldn't we all use a warm embrace right now.
There are 8 gnome designs, a Clover & Bramble for each season. Each chapter (season) will break down colors, yarn amounts, decorations and the order the steps should be followed in. It is important to note that you follow the steps as instructed. This is a no sew pattern which means there is no guess work on where to place your nose, shoes and arms, they are joined as you go to the main body.
I've always had a fondness for Peacocks, which stems from a school field to trip Warwick castle many, many years ago. A day off touring the great hall, medieval banquet rooms to the castle dungeons, but the one thing that stuck with me was escaping to the Peacock gardens with its topiary, grand fountain and… Continue reading Pippin goes Peacock!
The Queen of the Seas Shawl is the second pattern in my Queen collection (Gypsy Queen). I wanted something big, something to wrap around in on those warm summer nights while sitting on the beach watching the sunset. I loved every minute of designing this shawl and as soon as I came up with the… Continue reading Queen of the Seas – Now Live
Floralia Crochet Along - July 1st Floralia Flora is one of the most ancient goddesses of Roman religion, the flamen Florialis. A goddess of flowers, vegetation, and fertility. Floralia was a festival in ancient Roman to honor the goddess Flora, held in April. The festival included Ludi Florae, the "Games of Flora" which lasted for… Continue reading Save the Date! Floralia CAL is coming.
In theses unprecedented times we find ourselves making many changes to our everyday lives. The one constant is our love for yarn and crochet, but that too will have its challenges. We at Pippin understand that many have lost work, many are having to tighten their purse strings, local yarn store have had to close… Continue reading The Great Pippin Stash Buster
You know when you just have to have it! I'm talking yarn, lovely squishy soft yarn.
For this "mood board make" I wanted to explore working with blocks of color, texture and a seamless transition of color changes.