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What moves you?

Does knitting for extended periods of time compromise our physical fitness?

I love knitting and I am sure you can say the same about yourself. I love crocheting too. 680 more words

Knitting

Noémie reblogged this on :: FocalHeart :: and commented:

Good morning, I wanted to share here a great post from Funk Air Bear, which is about the problem a lot of knitters face... I have been suffering from back injuries from the last few years, and knitting really helped me a lot, giving me something to focus on, keeping my brain satisfied with learning new skills, and giving me a sense of achievement whenever i finished a pair of socks 🙂 I would have ended up getting very depressed without it! But it also gets in the way of other things sometimes. I know that if I allow myself to start the day knitting, I won’t be able to put it down, and I'll make excuses for not stretching, or doing whatever else I need to do in terms of self care, child care, work, etc... When I’m knitting I get in the zone and I can just sit there for hours on end and be in total bliss, while procrastinating everything else. Also, sitting for too long isn’t good for my back. At all. It's the worst thing to do. So I make myself stretch first with a yoga practice, which varies in length. I knit and make sure I take breaks to do a few quick yoga stretches and get back into it again. It makes a bit difference 🙂 Once I have started knitting, I still can’t stop though… So When I have procrastinated things for too long, over indulging in knitting and must catch up on stuff then I just avoid knitting altogether for a few days (gasp!) and being able to knit again is my reward, for I know that if I get in the knitting zone I ll lose any notion of time… 🙂

Scrapbook paper box

Sometimes you just need a little box for a gift or some baked goods. (This box is perfect for cookies!)

Bonus is, it’s simple and you can customize with whatever scrapbook paper you want. 75 more words

Crafts

MIXED MEDIA: USING TRYVEK IN YOUR ART

Using Tryvek as an art medium is something new to me. Honestly, I just learned it’s uses about 3 months ago. Most know of Tryvek as a housewrap used to protect houses during construction. 165 more words

Crafts

Treasure Trolls Shaker Tag

Hello stampers and crafters!  I am back today to share another project that I have made with the adorable Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas (CDD).   146 more words

Craft Projects

Harry Potter Birthday Party

(Ages 12 and Under)

Number of Attendees:

Prep for 30-40 participants

Length:

Each House of 7-10 attendees will take 1 hour to go through all of the classes. 973 more words