Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April KnitCrate...Unboxing, Review, & Coupon Code!


I am super excited to share with you the April KnitCrate this month! They have recently added a new crate to their lineup and it is a fabulous and super affordable version that caters to all yarn lovers!


The KnitCrate is a monthly subscription box that arrives right to your door. Each month it includes BOTH a crochet and knitting pattern, PLUS enough of their in-house premium yarn to complete the project...all for $24.99!  This price includes shipping + handling, they'll ship it worldwide...awesome!

Close up of the yarn this month...I received the red colorway (one of several colors that could be in the crates) so rich and vibrant!


Here's what you'll get in your crate:


  • 1 exclusive crochet pattern
  • 1 exclusive knitting pattern
  • In-house premium yarn to make the project (a note about hand dyed yarn)
  • 25% off all products in the Member Central Shop
  • Earn 25 "Stash Points" per month of membership that can be redeemed in their shop or towards any subscription.


Affordable $24.99 price includes shipping + handling and ships worldwide.


I received the April KnitCrate and filmed the unboxing of it here:

(Can't see the video? Click here!)

KnitCrate has generously offered Fiber Flux readers a special discount...save 20% off your first order using the code: FLUX20 (just enter it at time of purchase on their site).



Special thanks to the folks at KnitCrate for giving Fiber Flux readers a coupon code! I received a crate to review and share, all opinions are my own.

Let's connect!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Crochet Loom Blooms...Book Review & Giveaway!


I have a perfectly springy book review & giveaway for you today lovelies! I was recently able to check out Crochet Loom Blooms by Haafner Linssen (ISBN: 978-1-63250-619-1, Interweave F+W).

I absolutely love combining different kinds of craft techniques, and this book does not disappoint!  Crochet Loom Blooms joins flower looming and crochet into one beautiful book!  This book is full of gorgeous blooms, motifs, and projects to give your space a little springtime beauty! 



Even beginners will be able to work up the projects thanks to full color photographs, detailed charts, and well written instructions too.  Don't have a loom?  No worries, there's one included at the back of the book!



I love the design above...I can totally picture this sitting on an elegant table!  Once you've crafted your blooms (30 unique blooms in the book), you'll learn how to join them and add gorgeous edging and other pretty details.  After you've mastered the technique, flip towards the back for five fabulous projects for the home.


Now is you chance to win a copy of your own! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below (sometimes it takes a moment to load). Giveaway ends April 17th and is open worldwide. Now go, go, go, and enter!!!

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Special thanks to Interweave F+W for sponsoring this giveaway. I received a review copy of this book, all opinions are my own.

© Jennifer Dickerson 2018


Let's connect!


Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Update! 2018 Fiber Flux Granny Stashdown Challenge CAL!



Welcome back to the 2018 Fiber Flux Granny Stashdown Challenge! So glad you could join us! If you're just joining us or not familiar with the concept, we're working on a year long project designed for those of use that have tons of extra yarn on hand (can you relate? I sure can!!). We're making a simple granny square blanket using all of those odds and ends...the result at the end of the year will be a gorgeous, one of a kind blanket! I am so excited to see what all of you end up with!



Let's connect!


Here's what I've been working on...loving this project!




Queue up on Ravelry!

If you're just joining us, here's what you'll need:

  • Yarn odds and ends in a similar weight
  • K (6.5 mm) crochet hook (or recommended hook for your particular yarn)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors


Here are some tips to get started! (written instructions for the square are further down):

  • Grab a bin or basket (mine is in the photo above) and use it to collect your yarn odds and ends.
  • Try choosing a color palette you like and look for yarn in that color (I chose shades of pinks, purples, and blues)
  • Make sure it is a similar weight.  This does not have to be exact, but I stuck to worsted-ish weight.  Some is slightly thinner, some a little thicker.  Basically yarn that recommends an I, J, or K hook.  However, if you have lots of sock yarn, use that!  Have tons of super bulky?  Try that instead!
  • Last thing, if you plan on machine washing your blanket when it is finished, make sure all of your yarn is machine washable too!

Below is the video of the progress that I've made so far + a few little tweaks:


Please visit and join the Fiber Flux CAL group on Ravelry to get updates, see everyone's progress (fun because we all live in different places in the world with a variety of temperatures!  Also, get questions answered, help others, and show off your work.  


Use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal to share your work or tag @fiberflux on social media!



© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring Update! 2018 Fiber Flux Temperature Shawl CAL


Welcome back to the Temperature Shawl CAL!  So glad you could join us!  If you're just joining us or not familiar with the concept, a temperature project is where you create a row on a project you're making based on the temperature outside...fun!  It goes on for a year and at the end of the year, you'll have an interesting representation of the temperatures for an entire year!

Queue up on Ravelry!



Below is a little refresher on how we're working the project:
  • We're going to create a shawl...a bit smaller than a blanket.
  • However, I will give multiples for the stitch pattern so you can turn it into a blanket if you like OR smaller for a scarf!
  • We will do one row per WEEK (average weekly temperature)
  • Each row (using yarn and hook I'm using) will equal about an inch, so a one inch row X 52 weeks in the year = a nice 52 (give or take to account for personal tension) inch shawl at the end of the year (18 inches wide)
  • Even if you get a few weeks behind, it's only one row per week so no biggie catching up, right?
  • I will provide seasonal updates on the progress of the shawl throughout the year.
  • Important to note: my chart is in degrees Fahrenheit.  However, you can adjust yours to Celsius if you prefer. 
  • I did a wide range of temperatures because it gets very cold and very hot where I live.  Please adjust accordingly to your area of the world, if you live in a warmer region, your chart will have different ranges for example.
To get your average weekly temperature, check out your local weather forecast or an app.  Add up the temperature for each day and divide by 7 (number of days in the week).  This is the number you'll use for the week.  Check the color on the chart to see what color you'll need to complete your row!


Below is the video of the progress that I've made so far:

There you have it...a fun, super low stress year-long project!


Please visit and join the Fiber Flux CAL group on Ravelry to get updates, see everyone's progress (fun because we all live in different places in the world with a variety of temperatures!  Also, get questions answered, help others, and show off your work.  


If you're just joining us, here's what you'll need:

  • Worsted weight yarn of your choice...see swatch chart I made in the photos on this post (I'm using Red Heart Super Saver in cherry red, shocking pink, perfect pink, bright yellow, spring green, delft blue, turqua, lavender, orchid, white)  This yarn has no dye lots, so great if you need to pick another skein of one of the colors later in the year...you don't need all of the yarn now!
  • 6.0 mm "J" crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Ruler of Tape Measure
  • Swatch Chart (I typed mine and printed it on a piece of card stock, punched holes next to each color, then added a bit of the corresponding yarn...easy peasy!

Get yarn for this project here!
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Use the hashtag #fiberfluxcal to share your work or tag @fiberflux on social media!

Let's connect!
© Jennifer Dickerson 2018

For more fun projects and pretty patterns, be sure to follow Fiber Flux on Google+FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for the latest updates!

Gorgeous Tonal Merino Wool s at knitpicks.com (Affiliate links, enjoy these awesome products and thanks as always for your support!)
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