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Blog, Fiber Musings / June 19, 2019

Categorize to Organize: Part One

Most of my great ideas for organization end up getting buried under piles of things I didn’t have time to put away…

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Blog, Tutorials / June 6, 2019

How to Work the Knit Flower Stitch

I love a quirky stitch pattern – especially one that adds a lot of flair with not-a-lot-of-work. The Knit Flower Stitch creates visual interest and breaks up the lacy mesh in my Sparkling Rosé shawl (you can find the pattern here). When…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / June 5, 2019

The Joy of the Shiny New Thing

A few months ago I made an emphatic declaration: I have enough knitting project bags and I can’t justify one more. Not one. I told my friends, my knitting community and anyone within earshot. And I really meant it. Every time I came within…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / May 29, 2019

5 Ways to Get Out of Your Knitting Rut

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck on sleeve island, trying to distract yourself from a project that’s been put in “time out”, or feeling a bit meh about your creativity, today we’re chatting about what it takes to shake the cobwebs loose…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / May 20, 2019

How to Get Knitting Help

If you’ve ever run into a struggle with your knitting and wondered where to go for help, you’re not alone. The beauty of the making process is that there’s always something new to learn, and I’m convinced that this is why…

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Blog, Fiber Musings, Tips and Tricks / May 15, 2019

How to Pick the Right Circular Needle Length

Have you ever sat down to start a new project and wondered which length your circular needle should be? Sure, sometimes the pattern gives you this information… but what if it doesn’t?It’s super easy to determine which length circular needle will give…

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4 Day KAL, Blog, Fiber Musings, Knitalong / June 19, 2019

The Who, What, When, Where & Why of the Infamous 4 Day Sweater Knitalong

Quick Reference:Find the Third Annual 4 Day KAL sweater pattern here. Video 1: 4 Day KAL kick-off video with me and Lauren from Lolodidit here on Youtube.Video 2: 4 Day KAL Q & A with me and Lauren from Lolodidit…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / May 1, 2019

A Pinch of This, A Pinch of That

If you come over to my house, come hungry. Cooking is my favorite thing – next to knitting, of course – and I can’t think of anything I’d rather do to decompress from a long work day than to stand in my kitchen, turn on…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / April 25, 2019

Patience Not (Always) Required

If you’ve been knitting for any time at all, you’ve likely heard someone say, “I’m not patient enough to be a knitter” .While knitting is definitely a form of slow fashion crafting, you don’t have to have a wellspring of endless…

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Blog / April 17, 2019

It’s Okay to Make a Mess

My creative space doesn’t look like this photo. Does yours? I’ve found that creativity can be a messy business; there are fits and bursts, stops and starts, and an embarrassing number of detours along the way. In fact – when all is said and…

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Blog, Tips and Tricks / April 3, 2019

What Color is Your Cardigan?

Oh, the thrill of selecting the yarn for your next project! The joy! The rapture! But wait… which color should you choose?Choosing the perfect color for your cardigan can feel a bit daunting. The more options you have, the more intimidating it can get…

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Blog, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials / March 27, 2019

Fix a Sweater That Slides Off

As an avid knitter of top-down, seamless sweaters, I am acutely aware of their virtues, but also their vulnerabilities. The very thing that makes a seamless sweater so delightful (i.e. no seams) can be its Achilles heel. Seams provide structure and longevity to…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / March 18, 2019

The Worst That Can Happen

I am an optimistic worrier. I go throughout my day (and my life) in a chronic, but manageable, state of stress (it’s like a low grade fever that won’t quit). I find myself anxious about how much there is to do, worrying about…

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Blog / March 13, 2019

Can I Take Knitting Needles on a Plane?

For all its virtues, one of my favorite things about knitting is its portability. I spend a lot of time traveling, and being able to take my knitting with me means I always have something to keep my hands busy. Flight delay? No problem; at…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / March 11, 2019

3 Tips for Yarn Substitutions

Raise your hand if you always use the yarn the pattern recommends? Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?Yarn can be spendy, and sometimes we need an alternative that fits within our budget. Other times we simply can’t get our hands on the recommended yarn, or just…

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