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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-...
September 04, 2018
#HumansThatYarn is finally here!
We’re so excited because our fall campaign is finally here: #HumansThatYarn! Throughout the rest of the year, we’re going to be featuring six unique people who all craft with yarn and whose stories reflect the variety of people who identify as yarnists. We’ll also highlight several other people in the yarn community who have unique stories that anyone can relate to. The point of the campaign is to spotlight the unique people behind yarn crafts, rather than focus on one specific type of...
July 23, 2018
Member Spotlight: Prime Publishing
Prime Publishing LLC is an online publishing company based outside of Chicago that creates women’s lifestyle content in the crafting and cooking niches. Prime was established in 2009 with just two editors and they continue to grow! With a staff of over 50 editors across their Illinois, Florida and Pennsylvania offices, they now own and operate a group of 35 crafting, DIY and cooking sites and serve a subscriber base of nearly 7 million readers with a social following of 4.8 million fans...
July 05, 2018
Wing It
Wing It is a new segment where CYC will collaborate with 10 Yarnists to take over our Instagram stories and “Wing It” by working on a spontaneous small knit or crochet project that can be done in a day with little to no prep.   Take over dates: October 1st - December 7th Choosing your project This project can be: Your take on a project that you show how to work out in our Insta stories.(i.e today I am going to show you how to crochet my version of a hair scrunchie) A...
June 25, 2018
Member Spotlight: Creativebug
Creativebug is your one-stop shop for all things creative. Want to learn how to make a stamped leather bracelet? There’s a class for that. Want to learn how to make a macrame wall hanging? There’s a class for that, too, not to mention lots of crochet and knitting videos. Creativebug launched in San Francisco in 2012 and has become the premier destination for online art and craft video classes. The idea for Creativebug came from two cousins who wanted to create a “Netflix for crafters...