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Decreasing the yoke and ssk vs k2tog

I started on the yoke last night and about 8 rows into the decreases I realized that I was angling them the wrong way.  The instructions only specify a k2tog before and after the central purl stitch which gives and uneven look. 115 more words


An argument for sewing your Amanda before continuing with the yoke

I finally got to the glorious moment of finishing all the parts before the join. Once all the parts were on the needles, it was pretty awkward to continue.  227 more words


Olympus Dramatic Tone Long Exposures

Looking for something new to try on a photo trip out to Swanage in Dorset, I had the diminutive EPL5 and some neutral density filters rattling around the camera bag so thought I’d try some long exposures using the ‘Dramatic Tone’ art filter. 386 more words


Improving Your Arabesque

Today’s ballet technique tip video is all about arabesques. I give you my secrets to how to improve both your height of the leg and the line of the leg. 9 more words


Kettlebell Sport: The What, the Why and the How

Spring is in the air and summer body season is just around the corner!

Rather than spend hours on the treadmill, transform your fitness routine (and your body) with a killer Kettlebell Sport workout. 608 more words


It Started with a Shimmer.....

Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome Joe McNally to Photofocus. While Joe’s a busy guy, he’ll be making some posts here from time to time. Please give a warm welcome to Joe and encourage him by leaving feedback on the article and sharing it with your friends. 1,096 more words


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Everyday Practice Techniques for the Intermediate Player

I don’t think I’m completely ready for this, but it was interesting to try. I was watching a video with Nathan East and Paul Gilbert… 1,021 more words