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Tips on Crocheting the Back of Your Tall 'n' Fast Flower Pillow

Way back in April, I mentioned 3 options for crocheting your pillow back: use the Pillow Front pattern to crochet the back as well or use the Pillow Back pattern to crochet a plain back or one in many colors. 646 more words


No Stress of Mess

There are beautiful things that form in pain, mess and difficulty. Just those are their natural “stand by” products and it is not possible to avoid them. 538 more words


Sweater Surgery, or How I Cut Into my Sweater and Lived to Tell About It

Last week I girded up my loins, picked up my scissors, and cut my sweater in half. Done with careful preparation, I survived, the sweater survived – and in fact it was much improved by the process. 443 more words


Book Review - Knits from the Heart of Norway

I just read a newish book on Norwegian knitting, Knits from the Heart of Norway by Irene Haugland.  It is a very interesting book with a lot of color-work patterns and projects.   310 more words


Dominant Colours

I recently took a colour work class and I learned so much that I just couldn’t figure out from youtube videos and blogs. The class was taught by Tin Can Knit’s Alexa and she was a wealth of knowledge. 132 more words


Abstract III

After finishing a sweater last night, I gave it a good long soak to relax the fibers.  So thrilled to have it done! And it fit so well with the theme of the weekly challenge that I had to share it: Abstract 3.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract


Chunky Chevron Cowl: A Creation Story

I have always wanted to knit with chunky yarn, but never felt very inspired by the projects associated with the yarn. My fear was that I would not get enough entertainment for the price, since chunky yarn knits up so quickly. 451 more words