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Today, I’m changing my website from Poetry in Yarn to The Lindsey Life.
Why the change?
When I started Poetry in Yarn in 2010, crochet was my one true crafting love. I soon added knitting to my yarny repertoire. While yarn crafting does and will always have a special place in my heart, I’ve begun to branch out with my making and creating. The craft classes I teach have had me working with paper, jewelry, and clay, and I’ve been joining some friends in exploring sewing and quilting. I still love yarn, and I’ve discovered I love all these other crafts, too.
What will happen to Poetry in Yarn?
Poetry in Yarn will continue to be the name of my independently published line of crochet and knit patterns, and I will continue to release new patterns, though at a slightly slower pace than I have in the past. If you go to www.PoetryinYarn.com, you’ll be directed to my crochet and knit patterns. If you subscribe to The Lindsey Life newsletter or follow The Lindsey Life on social media, you’ll see mentions whenever I add new patterns to the Poetry in Yarn line.
So what exactly is The Lindsey Life?
The Lindsey Life is an intimate look at the goings-on in my life as a crafter and maker. The blog will feature project how-tos, informational articles, and funny insights into a wide variety of crafts. Most of all, The Lindsey Life will focus on three guiding principles:
- Constantly Create – One thing I learned during my carpal tunnel episode is that I’m miserable if I’m not making, crafting, or creating something. The Lindsey Life is all about feeding the innate desire to create that each of us feels.
- Overcome Obstacles – This means working through anything that stops us from making. Perfectionism gets in the way of creativity way too much and can be crippling. Living The Lindsey Life means embracing the “failures” as well as the successes on the journey of crafting. Also, many of us have a tendency to compartmentalize our lives. The Lindsey Life is about allowing creativity to flow into all aspects of daily life, whether that means home, office, family, or school. From that perspective, you may be seeing more craft articles referencing my religion. I’m Jewish, and that’s just as big a part of my life as crafting, so it’s natural that the two are going to overlap. I’m not going to get preachy or anything like that, but I will mention things like Shabbos, an upcoming holiday, or my daughter’s bat mitzvah because these too are important to me.
- Live and Laugh – Just like I can’t imagine a life without crafting, I also can’t imagine a life without humor. Laughter gets me through the toughest times in my life and marks some of the best times.
Anything else I should know?
It’s Lindsey spelled with an E.
So how can I follow The Lindsey Life?
Stop in for weekly articles on the blog. Comment with your thoughts or ideas. You can also sign up for The Lindsey Life newsletter for a monthly digest of my crafty happenings. Visit me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. And, of course, feel free to contact me by email.
I am having trouble starting the yarmulke knit in the round; Do you have a video in showing how to attach the 5 primary stitches to knit in the round:
I don’t have a video (yet). I’ll send you an email with some tips.