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March 19, 2019
YDKWYDK: A guide to hooks & needles
So you want to know which size crochet hook to use with the yarn you bought for your latest project, but you have no idea where to start. Or let’s say you want to knit a cool project you saw on Instagram and you have the yarn, you just don’t know which needles to buy. Well you’re in luck because the Craft Yarn Council has everything you need to know to choose the right hooks or needles for any project! Below are tables showing different sizes of knitting needles and crochet hooks in...
March 12, 2019
Yarn & Such: Money
There are a lot of ways that yarn intersects with other aspects of our lives. Making projects takes time; buying yarn and tools costs money; knitting and crochet (and all the other yarn crafts) are therapeutic; the list goes on. This month’s Yarn & Such topic is money. Your favorite three yarnists discuss in this week’s video their thoughts on side hustles, paying for their hobbies, and so much more. Check out the video on our Instagram page; we hope you enjoy the interview! Please...
March 05, 2019
Guest Post: UNT Fibers Program's...
Hey y’all, I’m Myranda! I am 22 years old and a senior in the Fibers program at the University of North Texas. The Fibers program at UNT is one of the only programs of its kind in the area. Students have come from all over to attend and learn from our wonderful faculty and staff. For a time in the past we were sharing the fiber glory with Texas Woman’s University, but sadly their program is no longer here. Our program focuses on mastery of techniques and the development of...
February 26, 2019
Happy Place With London Kaye
Check out this month’s Happy Place post below with London Kaye! London Kaye is a street artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. To start off, what’s your full name? London Kaye. What system do you use to organize your yarn? (by color, by fiber content, by project, etc.) I organize my yarn by color...
February 19, 2019
YDKWYDK: A guide to yarn weights
This month's "You Don't Know What You Don't Know" is all about yarn weights! Read on to learn the facts on each weight of yarn.  Yarn comes in all different thicknesses, or weights. The standard yarn weight system goes from a range of 0 to 7, with size 0 (or lace yarn) being the smallest weight (or thickness) and size 7 being the largest weight. The standard yarn weight system on our website is a handy chart that provides the size needles and hooks you should use for each...
February 12, 2019
Yarn & Such: Relationships
There are a lot of ways that yarn intersects with other aspects of our lives. Making projects takes time; buying yarn and tools costs money; knitting and crochet (and all the other yarn crafts) are therapeutic; the list goes on. This month’s Yarn & Such topic is relationships. Your favorite three yarnists discuss in the video below how people react to their yarn crafts, who in their life best understands their love of yarn, their most interesting first date stories and so much more...
February 04, 2019
Guest Post: Tips on yarn dyeing from...
Hello everyone, my name is Mari! I am a 24-year-old senior in the Fibers program at UNT. Yarn has been in my life for as long as I can remember and as a fiber artist, it is the most important tool in my life! When I learned about different dye processes, for some reason I was immediately drawn to the natural dye process. I was drawn to this process because it is something that I can continue to grow with as a practicing artist and you continue to learn something...
January 31, 2019
B.Hooked 2019 Warm up America! Challenge
Get ready for the 2019 B.Hooked Warm Up America! Crochet Challenge! Now in its fourth year, the challenge encourages crocheters each year to complete a project for a special cause in a month-long time frame. The challenge was announced today (January 31) and it’ll officially kick off when the patterns are released on February 8. You can learn more about the design of the lap blanket, where to order your supplies and how to participate on Brittany’s blog.  
January 25, 2019
Guest Post: Yarn as self-care with...
Hi, I’m Jackie! You might recognize me from some of the recent CYC campaigns. I’m 23 years old, a senior in the Fibers program at UNT, and yarn is one of my greatest loves! I learned to crochet when I was 14. Before then I had always been captivated by the colors and textures of yarn but I never really knew what to do with it. If I could have seen where I've ended up today, I would’ve been so surprised.  
January 23, 2019
Introducing Happy Place
Yarn hoarding is something that most, if not every, yarn lover goes through. It’s easy to buy yarn but finding the best storage is not always easy (we do, however, have a couple handy guides of the best storage products from Target and Ikea). I think I speak for all of us when I say yarn is not the easiest thing to organize. Happy Place is a new series of blog posts that we will feature on our blog and social media throughout 2019. In each post, we will interview different yarnists...
January 15, 2019
Introducing Yarn & Such
There are a lot of ways that yarn intersects with other aspects of our lives. Making projects takes time; buying yarn and tools costs money; knitting and crochet (and all the other yarn crafts) are therapeutic; the list goes on.     Yarn & Such is a new series of blog posts and videos that we will feature on our blog and YouTube channel throughout 2019. These videos will feature our three yarnsists from last November’s Unravel video series (which we will be continuing on...
September 13, 2018
The Ultimate Yarn Haul
What’s better than a bus filled with yarn? Maybe a vintage VW bus filled with yarn and a 1970’s- themed photoshoot to match? At the end of July, CYC collaborated with The Rosemary Bus and The DIME Store Denton to bring you this year’s I Love Yarn Day pictures. We captured the ultimate yarn haul and filled a 1971 VW bus to the brim with bright, luscious yarn. Check out our Pinterest board to see all the edited pictures!  The DIME Store yarn bombed the outside of the store and pom-...