Comparisons: Sugar ‘n Cream vs Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn

Hi all, have you ever wondered if Sugar ‘n Cream and Peaches & Creme are the same? They look the same, they have the similar color choices, and they almost look identical. We all know that a lot of companies uses the same manufacturing warehouse for their products. The only difference is the brand name they…

How To: 3 Tips To Dealing With Negative Feedback

Hi all, nothing we do will ever be the best or the perfect thing in the world so be prepared to receive negative feedback here and there. You can’t please everyone! Everyone has their own taste, preferences, etc. Have you heard the phrase, “To each their own”? One person may love your item, while another may think it’s alright….

REVIEW #1: ChiaoGoo Stainless Steel 16″ Circular Knitting Needles

Hi all, are you thinking of purchasing the ChiaoGoo stainless steel circular knitting needles, but aren’t 100% sure because sometimes Amazon reviews are BS? Well, my friends, you came to the right spot because I will give you a little review of it from my usage and experience. I purchased these knitting needles about 2…

New Releases: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Colors #1

Hi all, I’m not going to lie, but I do love me some red heart super saver yarn (well, the softer colors of course, lol!). Ok, half-truths, but when you find the right colors they are definitely a steal. It’s technically not THAT new (released in Oct 2016), but it’s the newest colors they’ve came…

What Brand Crochet Hooks Do You Use? Susan Bates vs Boye

Blue: Boye, Gold: Susan Bates Hi all, if you’re reading this then obviously you’re curious what brand crochet hooks I use and maybe wondering what brand you should go with as a beginner. Let’s go on with what brand hooks I’ve used and which one I tend to go for now. When I first started…

How To: Keeping Your Knitting Needles Smooth

Hi all, have you ever came across your wooden/bamboo knitting needles getting stuck or “sticky” and “grabby” to your yarn that makes it hard to move your project along? As a beginner knitter, I started off using the Clover Takumi circular knitting needles made from bamboo. After using it for a couple projects, it seemed…

The Maxwell Bohemian Tassel

I recently added one new item to my etsy shop! It’s a super cute keychain that gives a hint of accent color and contains a variety of textures and fibers. _____ It will be available in several different colors such as pink, purple, brown, green and yellow with the main colors being white, off-white, beige,…

Free Pattern: The Venus Star Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS > H Hook (5mm) > Worsted Weight Yarn > Yarn Needle > Scissors ABBREVIATIONS > CH (chain) > HDC (half double crochet) > DC (double crochet) > SC (single crochet) > SL ST (slip stitch) > ST (stitch) NOTES > You can use any worsted weight yarn >> Change dimensions using a variety of…

Get to know me! #1

Hello all, I thought I would share some details about me with you guys to get familiar with the person behind helloredrubi! Here’s a little unfiltered me, hate me, love me, thanks for reading! HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME HELLOREDRUBI? I had a thing for anything “hello” and have been using that term…