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Time to Strategize

I’m sure this can’t just be me: does anyone else out there have an unmanageable queue of planned projects?  I sure do!  Yesterday I forced myself to sit down and plan out what order I’ll be doing my upcoming projects in and assigned some due dates (and even start dates) to a few of them.   607 more words


Ravelry: Chevron Baby Blanket

Usually when expectant parents express a color preference for a baby blanket, they’ve painted the nursery or picked a “theme” of some sort, but S and J weren’t constrained by such narrow thinking. 64 more words


Knitter's Block Cure

As a writer, I heard tales of writer’s block and couldn’t relate. There are so many interesting things going on everywhere that a story or character can be woven if you just observe with a little imagination. 312 more words


Top tip: breaking in linen yarn

Hear me out, I’m not completely crazy!

If you have ever worked with linen yarn before you’ll know that it isn’t the softest, but finished pieces can become buttery soft by breaking them in. 198 more words

Original Designs

It's Time for Another Summer Spa Swap!

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.  ~ Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib…

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New Skills

I think I might be a process knitter.  I’m not really sure, though.  I can’t really imagine knitting something that I or some intended recipient wouldn’t use, so in that way I’m a practical knitter, but I’m also always eager to try the next thing.   618 more words


Ravelry: Recently Stashed

Apart from KnitPicks orders for a few larger projects, I’ve mostly been picking up single skeins of small-batch hand-dyed fingering and sock yarns this year. Here’s a roundup of recent treasures, plus links to the dyers’ shops. 485 more words