Fiber Musings

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, 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, 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, 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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Blog, Fiber Musings / February 13, 2019

Break Up With The Ball Band

It’s time for a little truth-telling, my friend. We need to break up… with the ball band. You know the one. I want you to break up with the cute little band of paper tied to your skein of yarn. There’s a…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / February 7, 2019

Knitting Mistakes Are Part of the Process

I talk about this a lot, but it’s one of the most common conversations that happens in my knitting community: knitters will go to almost any length to avoid making a mistake. We aren’t born knowing how to knit, any more than we…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / January 16, 2019

When Your Project Gets Kidnapped

This week a sweet knitter from my online knitting community experienced one of our fiber nightmares: her knitting bag was stolen. Right out of her car. In broad daylight. The thief smashed her car window and ran away with her project bag, along with the…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / December 26, 2018

A New Perspective on “More Yarn”

I am (and always have been) a minimalist at heart when it comes to everything but cookbooks and knitting supplies. For whatever reason, I just can’t seem to cut back in those two areas. I use what I have, but I still can’t…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / November 28, 2018

How to Eat an Elephant (for knitters)

I’d love to knit that, but… it would take forever.If you’ve ever said these words, this post is for you.I recently started a project that seems like it’s taking a really really long time to knit. At least by my…

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