Knit and Crochet Donations for Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Originally, I was going to post a giveaway on the blog today. Then, last Friday, the world was turned upside down by the tragedy that unfurled in Newtown, CT. I thought I would write today about that tragedy. But after a weekend inundated by news articles and social media posts, I’m too emotionally wiped out to focus on the horror. Instead, I want to focus on hope, and what we …

3 Crochet and Knit Ideas for December

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Well, today is the first Monday of December, and I feel like a horse at the starting gate of a race, pawing at the ground. There is something about the very last month of the year, with all of it’s holiday and shopping nuttiness that gets the energy flowing. The large cup of coffee doesn’t hurt either. I’ve got projects to finish and new projects I look forward to starting. …

Halloween Knit and Crochet Horrow

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Seeing as today is Halloween, what if your favorite horror films got a knit and crochet makeover? Alien – Instead of aliens popping out of people’s chests, it’s a swarm of wool-eating moths! Noooooo! Halloween – Michael Myers isn’t a homicidal maniac in this version. Instead he sneaks around undoing people’s knitting and crochet projects. The worst scene is when he gets a hold of the shawl made of 8 …

4 Reasons I Love Fingerless Gloves (And You Should Too)

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I was walking my son to a friend’s house down the street yesterday. It was a bit chilly, and I was thinking it would be perfect if I had a pair of fingerless gloves to wear. Why do I like fingerless gloves: Fingerless gloves are great for intermediate weather. In colder climates use them in autumn and spring; in warmer climates they can even work in winter. Fingerless gloves give …

Finished Project Photo & One Awesome Crocheter

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. There are certain parts of designing that I love, like coming up with a new idea and finishing a project. However, I think the coolest part is seeing finished project photos of items other people have made from my designs. When Barbara tweeted her photo of a finished Ridged Whirl Hat, I got more than just the usual warm, fuzzy feeling though- I got a life lesson. What really amazed …

Needlearts News

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. My Battle to Learn Crochet – A New Zealander shares her story. Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for Joining Motifs of All Shapes – A new book by Edie Eckman is available for pre-order.

Ways to Add Color to Your Crochet

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. When crocheting or knitting, sometimes it’s nice to add a splash of color to part of a project. You can always switch to a different colored yarn, but here are some other alternatives. Carry along a thin, colored thread for part of your work. Choose a contrasting color for pop or a similar color for just a little bit of visual interest. For home decor items like doilies, try painting …

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Today Only! Preview sale of the new Knitcircus Yarns How a sheep in a knitted jumper could revolutionize computer animation N. Van yarn bombers dismayed by pilfered piece of knitting

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. The look book is available for the new Crochet Rock Socks book by Karen Ratto Whooley. It features sock patterns inspired by classic rock music. 3 Tips for Perfect Project Photos They yarn bombed an airplane.

A Note on Knitting and Crocheting Gauge

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. As you work a new stitch pattern you may find your inner dialogue changing as you continue to work more repeats: 1st repeat – What am I doing? Knit 3? No wait, it’s knit 2, then decrease. Slip…slip….ok I’m supposed to slip purlwise. 2nd repeat – Knit 2… slip…wait am I on a right side or wrong side row? 3rd repeat – Hey, I kinda got the hang of this …