Everything you didn’t want to know and more.

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Hey Yarnchick, what is your blog about?

Mostly crochet, food, and photography; hence the tagline.  Occasionally an amusing story about my life and some gardening too. Oh, and football.  I loves me some football.

Why do you write all this stuff for the world to see?

Because I can.

How do you manage to do all this writing and hooky work with a family and a home and a full-time day job?

Ninja skills. Or maybe it’s just the insomnia.  And my imaginary friend Belinda who often takes care of my light work.  She’s like the laundry fairy and a hitman all rolled in to one.  And yes, in my head she is wearing a tutu.  It’s pink.

Can you tell me more about the wiley and wacky cast of characters of which you write?

Yes, but it will cost you.

Frankie:: my husband who spent 9 years in the US Marine Corps, a great idea-man and a farmer and who likes to spend his free time with guns and chainsaws and one mean gigantic vegetable garden every summer.  I never said he was a mushy teddy bear now did I?  

Our teenaged son::  one of the 6 people on this planet that really and truly gets my sense of humor. He can decipher every nuance of crap that spews out of my mouth. Is it nature or nurture?  Who knows.  Perhaps it’s survival instinct.  He is well aware that 98% of what I say is hilarious or at least it’s meant to be side-splittingly hilarious.  He understands that life is too short to take the world too seriously.  He also thinks I am a complete dork, but I know that he secretly reads my blog.  He is the reason I made it through cancer and he is my hero.  Oh, and I never print his name because he’s a minor.  And that makes it none of your beeswax.

Martha & Tricia::  my fearless friends that let me publish info about them.  They get my humor too, and they know I won’t throw the really crazy stuff out there for the world to see.  (The rest of my friends are only dealt glancing blows, because I don’t want to infringe upon their privacy…well, not too much anyway.)

 Now pay me a quarter and I’ll introduce to to a few more.

Psyche!  That’s all you get for now. 

I’m keeping the quarter too.



  1. Gail McKean · February 20, 2012

    I need your help with a pattern, how can I email your a picture? Thank You, Gail


  2. Sha · February 20, 2012

    Hi! My sister just asked me to make her a Tiffany Blue blanket and I’m having a heck of a time finding the correct color. I noticed that you had a Tiffany Blue yarn in a post from January 2012. https://yarnchic40.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/crochet-monsters-monsters-everywhere/ Could you give me the brand and name of that yarn? I would appreciate it very much! Thanks!


    • yarnchick40 · February 20, 2012

      That would be Vanna’s Choice Baby in Aqua. I find it at JoAnn’s, and you can buy it online direct from Lion Brand as well. Sounds like a lovely project :)


      • Sha · February 20, 2012

        Thank you for the information! I’ll have to take a look at JoAnn’s when I get a chance. =D


  3. Donna Kloos · February 20, 2012

    good afternoon been looking for a crocheted popcorn and cranberry beaded garland pattern for my tree. be very grateful if you could email me the pattern. thank you D.M.


  4. shirley · February 20, 2012

    is there a way i can get the pattern for the apple with worm potholder, thank you


  5. Connie · February 20

    I am working on a toddler pinafore. You say you “skipped the changes in the main body and went with the same number of stitches for each row”. I believe that’s what the pattern is. Mine ends of being very wide. Do you somehow decrease stitches?


    • yarnchick40 · February 20

      So mine ended up very similar, I did just make the same number of stitches for every round because my little Miss M loves twirly skirts. You could maybe decrease every 5th or so round to straighten out the body?? Not sure, I only made it the one time.


  6. Celina Lane · February 20

    I think you are super! I’m on mobile and heading out, but I don’t see social buttons to follow you on Instagram or elsewhere. Thanks for the smiles! (I have an orange kitty, too- Murray. He’s the bees knees.)


    • yarnchick40 · February 20

      I’m on twitter @yarnchick40 and fb YarnChick40 (or link over in the right sidebar>>>>) Can’t wait to meet Murray ~ I’ll have to check out more of your site and find him :)


  7. Teresa · February 20


    I was wondering if you would be able to send me the popcorn and cranberry garland pattern.

    Thank you, in advance, for your help!!


  8. Diane · February 20

    You are a scream! If I had a best friend, she would be you……really I’m not a stalker I just play one on t.v. LOL! Seriously, LOVE your blog and keep on keeping us entertained!


    • yarnchick40 · February 20

      You dear lady, are my kind of lunatic! Welcome to the tribe ;)


      • Diane · February 20

        Hey thanks! Now, can I come over?!! Hee hee! I’ll bring wine ;)


      • yarnchick40 · February 20

        I’ve been trying to lay off the wine lately, but yeah come on over. I have rum instead.


  9. Diane · February 20

    If I weren’t all the way over here in Baltimore freakin Maryland I would love to pop over and hang out! We could yammer on about pen pals ( I had 3), crochet, teenagers and cancer (yep, had that too). :)


    • yarnchick40 · February 20

      I’d yammer too…next time you find yourself in my cornfield make sure to stop by! Survivors rule, stay strong & true to your badass self chica😉


      • Diane · February 20

        Will do! Same for you if you wander into “charm city” give me holler :)


  10. Lynn Daniels · February 20

    I’m really stupid with websites! Please can u trll me how I can get to the Pineapple Pot Holder pattern?


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