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Shop Your Stash

This post may contain affiliate links. One of the big new year’s resolutions I see going around is people committing to knit or crochet projects using yarn they already have. Whether your stash of yarn takes up a box or a...

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Teaching Kids to Knit

This post may contain affiliate links. At TNNA the folks at the Dark Horse Knits booth were giving out skeins of yarn in slurpee cups along with a pair of knitting needles. The knitting needles were sticking up out of the top...

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Yarn running short?

This post may contain affiliate links. All (well written) patterns list the yarn requirements for a pattern. Maybe you have just shy of that number but really want to give it a go. If you aren’t sure if you have enough...

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4 Things to Do With Yarn Labels

This post may contain affiliate links. One of the signs of progress on a project is using up yarn. Here are some ideas for things to do with the yarn labels once you are done. 1. Yarn Label Box – I have a small photo box...

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Fun with Stripes

This post may contain affiliate links. Any knitter or crocheter eventually does something with stripes. Whether it’s a scarf, hat, or cardigan, here are some fun stripe patterns to play with: 1. Harry Potter Stripes...

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2 Essential Books for Knitwear Design

This post may contain affiliate links. If you really want to learn knitwear sweater design, these are essential, must-have books: The Knitter’s Guide to Sweater Design by Michelson and Davis – It’s out of...

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Garment Techniques to Try

This post may contain affiliate links. 1. The Classic Seamed Sweater – There is something so neat about seeing how a sleeve cap really does fit. 2. A Top Down Sweater – Because you will get tired of sleeve caps. 3. A...

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How Much Yarn Will it Take

This post may contain affiliate links. A common question that comes up among crocheters and knitters is wondering whether they have enough yarn for a project. There are mathematical formulas you can use to figure it out, but if...

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The Someday List

This post may contain affiliate links. It’s seems like there’s not enough time (or money) to do all the crafting projects I want. Some of the things I want to do are: 1. Paint cocktail napkins – I have paints,...

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