Author - Kendra Sagash

Last Minute Christmas Gifts!!

Christmas is right around the corner and the time to make a great gift is running out. Don’t worry, we have several ready-made solutions for you! Also, if you order by December 14th you can have it in time to wrap and get it under the tree! For the craft lover in your life, we always recommend a Virtual Gift Card. You determine how much you...

The Cat Craze!

Cats are now on the trend. An estimated 79.7 million households in the U.S. own cats, they are a well-loved animal because each of them have their own personalities and unique attributes. They are fantastic companions and love to cuddle. Cats are so well loved that they are making their mark in the craft world. Here at Mary Maxim, we carry...

Step Above Sock Yarn

The A Step Above yarn is a sock yarn that is 100% superwash wool. It comes in wonderful natural colorsways along with a wide gradient color variation and has a smooth transition. With that, it is also one of our softest sock yarns. With this yarn, don't limit yourself to making just socks. It is also perfect for making hats, scarves, and...

Wins/Losses Scarf

The baseball season has come to an end, and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. My team the Detroit Tigers did not make it to the play-offs but I was able to make this wonderful scarf to show off this seasons triumphs and defeats. If you missed it, here is the original post with the scarf pattern. We had such a great time doing this as a group...

Super Scarves

It is time to bundle up; the season for sweaters, scarves and hats is here! The chilly air in the morning can send a shiver through you, but you can combat the cold with style and flare. Super Scarves are the big trend for Fall and Winter 2016; they are super long and super wide. They can wrap multiple times or hang across the body and will...

DIY Yarn Cake

The yarn “cake” craze is on the rise! Knitters and crocheters everywhere are looking to have some of these great color combinations in their own hands. If you are unable to locate any at your local craft store, don’t worry, you can make your own. When making your own, the possibilities for colors are truly endless. What you...

Color Pooling

Color pooling is a trend that is on the rise. There is more to color pooling than meets the eye. It is a matter of trial and error to get the look that you wish to achieve. Not all yarns have the proper variegation to get the tartan design that is being flashed around the web. Red Heart is the most readily used for this pattern. We wanted to see...