Recuperation

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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 had sinus surgery Monday and I’ve been spending my recovery time in bed, with my laptop and knitting, eagerly awaiting updates on social networking sites. I’ve also been watching a LOT of stuff on hulu. – I’ve started this fantastic knitting project! I’m thinking I’ll post the pattern in July. It’s an engaging pattern and going and a good speed. Not bad for basically a 4 line repeat. – …

First Tutorial is Available: Choosing your first project or pattern when learning to knit or 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. The very first Poetry in Yarn Tutorial is now available. For my first tutorial I decided to start at the beginning: How to pick your first pattern and project. Set yourself up for success when learning to knit or crochet. Check it out!

What you have to look forward to

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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. Hello. Things are finally slowing down a bit in my end of the universe. I’m looking forward to working on tutorials for the upcoming month. Some ideas so far: Picking your first crochet/knit projects Foundation Single Crochet Any thoughts?

Swamped

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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. The Rhapsody in Yellow Shawl Pattern will be out this week! I’ve also got the first tutorial in the works. This plus other deadlines means lots of work and a short blog post for today. Happy Knitting/Crocheting!

Holiday

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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. Due to the religious holiday of Shavuos, the blog will not be updated this week.

Yarn Barf

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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. There is a certain meditative quality in untangling a giant yarn barf. You sit there, following the bit of yarn in and out of it’s own twists and turns, slowly wrapping it up. It’s quite soothing once you get passed the cursing. I purchased yarn today for a “me” project (as in for me). 400 scrumptious yards of sock weight yarn. Despite my oh so careful attempts to wind it, …

Gauge and Yarn Amounts

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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 saw this topic come up in a designer’s forum on ravelry, and I feel that this should be stated very very clearly: IF YOU DO NOT MATCH THE PATTERN’S GAUGE, THE AMOUNT OF YARN YOU NEED WILL VARY FROM WHAT THE PATTERN SAYS. Even if you DO match the gauge, yarn amounts can vary a good 10% or so (which is why the yarn amounts listed in my pattern …

Naming a Design

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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. One of the fun parts of designing is getting to choose what to call your new creation. Ok, sometimes it’s fun….sometimes it’s really really perplexing. I have not had any ideas about what to call this new shawl I making- until tonight. I’ve got two or three ideas that came to me while I was finishing up skein #4, and I think they accurately portray the feeling I’m trying to …

Wednesday Update

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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’m on skein 4…I might post a sneak peak of the shawl next week. I have to take a break from crochet to deal with other stuff….like bills and laundry 🙁 Why can’t I just crochet all day?

Monday Update

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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. Monday is going to be fun. The kids at the school I teach at are having a field day at the park, so instead of teaching algebra for an hour, I’ll just bring my crochet and chill out. Still on skein #3…