June #yarnlovechallenge coming up!

Since my last blog post, the Yarn Love Challenge kind of blew up on Instagram - Christina and I were so thrilled with and blown away by the response during that first month! It has been so fun to share yarn-themed photos with a huge, growing community of crafty people. There have been new prompts and challenges each month, but to prevent overload we've alternated daily challenge months with weekly challenge months. So far it has been working out well; the challenge is just a ton of fun. June is a daily photo challenge month and I'm excited - June is often a slower month in the yarn and fiber world, and I think that daily photos will remind me to create and work with yarn every day. It's good for the soul.


I hope you'll join the fun! Participating is easy: beginning June 1, take a photo every day inspired by that day's prompt and post it on your Instagram account or in the Yarn Love Challenge Ravelry group. You can also follow @yarnlovechallenge on Instagram - I repost pictures from the hashtag there, and it's an easy way to see some of the beautiful photos from each day's prompts. Be sure to use the hashtags #yarnlovechallenge and #yarnlovechallengejune, and check those hashtags to see all the other fibery photos - you'll be sure to virtually meet some wonderful yarn lovers. If you skip a day, jump back in on the next prompt or post multiple pics a day until you're caught up. We're easy-going. 

That's all there is to it! I hope you can join us - I already can't wait to see all the yarny, fibery photos this June. If you'd like to follow along with my photos for June's #yarnlovechallenge, I'll be posting them on my instagram account, @maryheatherb.


My friend and coworker Christina and I thought it would be fun to challenge ourselves to post daily yarny, fibery, craft-related pictures for a month. For us, yarn is love - and who couldn't use more love? Because we are the type of people who love LISTS and SYSTEMS, we turned it into a thing: #yarnlovechallenge - a yarn-related daily photo challenge for the month of February! We'd love for you to join us!


In the image above you can see the themes we came up with for each day in February. The idea is to post a picture each day related to the day's theme, and use the hashtag #yarnlovechallenge so that we can scroll through the hashtag and easily find other people playing along. We also created a @yarnlovechallenge instagram account where we'll repost some of the pictures each day, so you can follow us on that account or our own instagram accounts (@oharethey and @maryheatherb) to keep up. Each daily theme would work with a yarn-related picture somehow (and we hope to see a ton of yarn, projects in progress, gorgeous FOs...) but there are some that will also work for sharing other details from your life, too. You can join in at any time, skip a day if you need to... it happens!

If this sounds fun to you, we'd love to have you join us! While a lot of activity will be happening on Instagram (just search for the hashtag #yarnlovechallenge starting in February!), we've also created a Ravelry group so that you can share photos even if you aren't on Instagram, or if you'd like to do a bit more chatting with other participants. 

Everyone is welcome to join so tell your yarn-loving friends! If it turns out to be fun we'll definitely extend this to future months, too! After all, we love yarn all year long.