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When to Say Goodbye

This is a personal post, something I have been trying to tackle for a long time. I am in the process of getting rid of stuff. Stuff that I don’t want any more. Stuff that doesn’t work any more. Stuff that I’m just tired of looking at. Stuff that other people have given me that just isn’t useful to me or even my taste. Stuff that just doesn’t make sense to own any more. I plan on going through every...

Organize your knit project

When working a pattern: Using Graph Paper

One of my favorite tools of the trade is good old graph paper. It is a simple way to organize yourself and keep track of where you are in your pattern. I have a very hard time keeping count and everyone in my house knows that when I am counting out loud they need to not distract me. Add that difficulty to counting rows, adding increases or doing decreases every few rows and it is imperative for me to employ...

When it is a Purl or a Pearl

I can’t say for sure why the word purl is spelled the way it is, I just know that it is the twin to the knit stitch. Sometimes I call it the ‘evil twin’ but only because it is a little more difficult to maneuver for beginners. Purl is shorter than evil twin, that is good when writing out patterns, less ink… Many sites, including the Oxford Dictionary, say that it is from Middle 17th century of unknown origins and...

When Finished is Better Than Perfect

This is my first time blogging. Truth be told, I am not a writer at heart but I can write from my heart.  I am a crafter/artist/art supply hoarder etc. I like making things with my hands, so I tend to be better at showing or teaching rather than writing it down. There will be some times when I will have lots to say but little time to type it up and vice versa. Just so we are clear on...