Fiber Musings

Blog, Fiber Musings / October 10, 2018

What to Do When You Can’t Get Gauge

If you’ve ever sat down to knit a gauge swatch – and I hope you have – you may be able to relate to the maddening experience of trying to get gauge. It might seem like a bit of a mystery, but gauge is really just…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / October 1, 2018

The Best Yarn You Can Afford (knitting on a budget)

I grew up using two kinds of yarn: unmarked mystery balls from my grandmother’s stash, and pastel acrylics that I bought with babysitting money from the quasi-craft section at the hardware store in my small town.True. Story.I wasn’t born a…

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Blog, Fiber Musings / November 7, 2018

I’m All About Making Things (are you?)

 Do you love trying out new platforms and juggling technology learning curves while you’re trying to do your favorite hobby? No?Good. Me neither. When I first heard about Making Things – the new cloud-based knitting app from the maker of Wool Days…

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Blog, Fiber Musings, Tips and Tricks / January 17, 2019

Knit Tips: Sweater Growth

If you’ve ever blocked a hand knit sweater and ended up with super long sleeves or more length in the body than you planned for, you’ve probably had this thought:How do you know how much it’s going to grow when you…

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