Flash Sale: Radio Waves Crochet Scarf Pattern

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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. Only this month! Go to Ravelry and use coupon code lindseylife for $4 off the $5 price. Worked in one seamless piece, Radio Waves offers a new take on the standard keyhole scarf. A fantastic use for scrap yarn, work the wavy lace motif in 3 colors or in as many as you’d like. The permanently-looped keyhole makes for no muss, no fuss wearing – just grab the ends and …

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4 Ways to Get Rid of Yarn

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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. It was the third avalanche of yarn, cascading down the shelves and onto the carpet below, that convinced me it was time to organize my yarn stash. Again. I’ve organized my yarn stash more times than I care to admit. It’s something I do every couple of years when the chaos gets to be too much. I don’t feel bad or like a failure for having to organize again; a …

The Bucket Is Back

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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. Anyone who knows me can tell you that the local Target is like my second home. I’m there way more often than I should be, and it’s frankly embarrassing how much money I’ve saved with the 5% off red card. During one of my multitudinous shopping trips a couple years back, I purchased a metal beverage tub. Normal people fill it with ice and then plop in all the canned …

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Fabric Bookmark Experiments

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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 need to craft – I feel lost when I’m not making something. But the problem is that I’m running out of space to store decorative objects around the house. I could make room by tossing out a kid or two, but for some reason my husband doesn’t seem too keen on that idea. So, until the kids move out of their own volition (craft room! personal office!), I’m focused …

New Beginnings

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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, 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 …

My Carpal Tunnel Backstory

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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. Since I’m going to be mentioning the fact I have carpal tunnel syndrome, I thought it would be a good idea to give a little background on my experience with carpal tunnel. I’ve always known that I was at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome. I was (and am) the poster child for repetitive hand movements. My typical day would involve 4-5 hours at a computer and 3 hours of …

National Crochet Month and a Giveaway

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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. Happy National Crafting and Crochet Month! I’m so happy to be participating in the Crochetville Blog Tour! The theme is travel, and while I haven’t been able to go on a real life trip this month, I’d thought I’d take you on a small tour of my little corner of the internet. First Stop: Crochet and Knitting Patterns Did you know that I’m a designer? While I do have patterns …

What There Is To Learn About Seaming 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. This is a preview of what you’ll learn in my online class Seaming Crochet.

Flashing my Crochet Stitch Dictionary Stash

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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’ve been talking with friend, client, and fellow Craftsy instructor Beth Graham lately about crochet stitch dictionaries. These books are any designer’s best friends for ideas and inspiration. If you like to make your own designs, or think you might want to, try adding one to your crochet library. Beth asked what crochet stitch dictionaries I use and love, so I’m listing them here: Left: The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch …

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National Craft Month – Win for Charity

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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.   March is National Craft Month and that means we’ve got a lot to celebrate! Later this month, on the 28th, I’ll be doing a special giveaway in conjunction with Crochetville’s National Crochet Month Blog tour. In the mean time, I have some other exciting news: Starting today, use this link to shop my online Craftsy class and you’ll be automatically entered to win $1000 for the craft-focused charity of …