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Learning to knit one step at a time with Melody's Makings

I have been crocheting since my Mom taught me at the age of 10. I wasn’t that great at it in the beginning but every time that I took it up again (took a few years off from it here and there) I just got better and better at. 620 more words


The basketweave stitch pattern

<3 Hi peaches <3

I’m sorry for the lack of posts, I’ve been away on vacation with my family for over a week and really needed a break from internet, e-mails and basically everything electronic. 159 more words

DIY &amp; Crafts

Orders galore

I have been swamped with custom orders since opening my Etsy shop! I am loving it. So here is a few pics of what I have knit by request: … 111 more words


Stitch markers

I have found a new love. No, not someone to replace my husband. I have a new crafty love.
While laying in bed reading blogs I came across a post about stitch markers. 429 more words


Kfb (knit front-back) - avoiding the purl bump

Using “knit front, back (kfb)” to increase stitch creates a purl bump which is not always desirable.

Recently via another blog (sadly I do not remember which  one) I came across a method that Meg Swansen published in a  79 more words


I did it

For some time now I have had customers, especially repeat customers, ask when I was going to open an Etsy shop. I was reluctant to do so since it seemed like a lot of hassle and I already have a steady stream of custom orders just from word of mouth. 79 more words



The photo was made about a month ago. All the work seen here is now complete. The scarf is on its way to a Veteran of WWII who needs it and the Hipster-Premie™ hat is most likely on the head of some newborn at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.