Brittany Darnell

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Block by Block: Knitting Entrelac

Knitting entrelac will produce a fabric with a woven appearance—tiers of tilting blocks appear to run over and under each other. But the fabric is …

Knitting

10 gifts for the home you can sew or knit

As the purveyor of this blog I'm often behind the scenes, finding and sharing tutorials for the best Mod Podge projects on the planet. That means I …

A beginner's guide to investing in the stock market like a non-beginner

Most people who abstain from investing in the stock market do so because they believe it’s too confusing and risky to ever pay off for them. But …

Stock Markets

How do you become a millionaire? Here are 7 ways to end up with $1 million.

Becoming a millionaire might seem like a pipe dream, but it’s certainly not impossible. At the end of 2016, there were actually 10.8 million …

Personal Finance

Clip & Save: 3 Tricks for Tidy Socks - Mason-Dixon Knitting

Dear Kay,<p>This is it: the sum total of my personal tips for tidier socks. I’m top-down, two-circs devotee, so if you’re a toe-upper, just ignore all …

You need one of these chunky knitted plant pot baskets right now

And there's not a needle in sight!<p><b>There's a fabulous way to update your plant pots this autumn/winter</b> <b>- and there's not a needle in sight.</b><p>As you …

Mixing colours

When I was at Black Sheep Wools recently, one of their lovely staff showed me a new yarn from Wendy called Evolution. Made up of 4 ends the colours …

Knitting

How to knit two color Brick Wall stitch

Today we’re going to show you how to knit this original two color pattern that looks like a brick wall. It may look complicated, but it’s actually …

Speckled Beanie Knitting Pattern

Brought to you by American Yarns<p>Beanie weather is upon us and have I got a treat for you, a warm and chunky pom pom topped knitted hat pattern with a …

Knitting Pattern: Best Worsted Socks

Edit this post<p>A couple weeks ago I showed you how I tamed my tangled and unusable yarn stash. As I was sorting through my fibers I realized that I …

I've owned a house since I graduated college and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made

A naughty dishwasher hose leaked and caused thousands of dollars of damage to the home he was renting. J. Money describes the chaos:<p>Walked into the kitchen and saw air (water?) bubbles on the floor<br>• Walked into far corner of the basement and saw water dripping from the ceiling<br>• Looked closer and there …

Home Ownership

Home Improvements That Waste Your Money

The more money you put into your home, the more you get out of it, right? While there are some minor maintenance tasks that you will need to do to …

Spending: How do you stack up?

Life is pricey, no doubt. We all have expenses we face month in and month out: mortgage or rent, cable and internet service, the day care bill. So …

Tips to save money

Saving thousands of dollars in a year can seem daunting, but it’s easier than you may think. There are easy ways to save money—for example, trimming …