Happy New Year!

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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. To all those who celebrate: a happy, healthy, sweet new year filled with yarn!

Shop Your 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. One of the big new year’s resolutions I see going around is people committing to knit or crochet projects using yarn they already have. Whether your stash of yarn takes up a box or a bedroom, here are some thoughts for working from your stash: 1. Catalog it – It’s hard to make use of what you have if you don’t know what you have. Go through your yarn, and …

Rosh Hashanah

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Why Gauge Swatches Lie: A Modern Fairytale Part 1 of 3

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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. Once upon a time, on the outskirts of a small village, lived a woman named Radmilla. Her one room cabin was sparsely furnished. She had a stove and a small bed. She did not have a pantry; she did not need one for she never had much food. She did not have a trunk or chest; she did not need one for she only owned the set of clothes she …

Needlearts News

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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 Only! Preview sale of the new Knitcircus Yarns How a sheep in a knitted jumper could revolutionize computer animation N. Van yarn bombers dismayed by pilfered piece of knitting

Testing for Animal Fiber Sensitivities

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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 are such a wide variety of animal fiber yarns available today. Wool, alpaca, angora, mohair, yak, and bison can be found at almost any reputable yarn store. If you have sensitive skin you may be worried about having a sensitivity to these fibers. People who are sensitive or break out with wool fibers may not have the same problems with other animal fibers. How can you find out? Follow …

Jewish Mother Guilt Trips and a LYS

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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. Stitches Midwest is starting soon. I’ve never gone to Midwest as I’m located in Connecticut. About a month ago a friend asked me if I wanted to drive up with her. A yarn filled road trip? Sure! Until I checked the calendar. Stitches Midwest (and the trip) would fall right smack in the middle of my mother’s trip to visit us. My mother doesn’t get to visit very often, and …

Yarn Pimp My Ride

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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 looking at getting a new vehicle. In addition to concerns about cost and safety ratings, I’m considering how to best yarnify my new ride. I could crochet a steering wheel cover or maybe mount a yarn swift on the back. Ok, my husband would probably veto that last one. Point is, I’m so into yarn, that there must be some way to carry that over to my vehicle. The …

Photos of My Favorite Things

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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. A while back I tried taking a picture of a mint tin with my iPhone, but I couldn’t get a very clear picture of such a small object. I saw something online about macro lenses (for close-up photography) that you can purchase to use with your phone’s camera, so I ordered one online. It doesn’t work for taking a picture of the mint tin (when I’d need to hold the …

Yarn Shot Glasses

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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. Just because it’s Friday – sources for yarn themed shot glasses. Bread and Badger features a ball of yarn with crossed knitting needles. Ravelry shot glasses have the words “frogged” and “ripped”. On Hooks and Needles via Cafe Press – “there is no such thing as too much yarn”.