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Yarn Weight and Gauge

Have you ever bought or downloaded a knitting or crochet pattern and found yourself confused about what type of yarn you should use?

Trust me, you are not alone.

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Jigs: Benchtop Cradle

A cradle is very useful for working on assembled instruments.  Tasks like setting sound posts are easier and less prone to damaging an instrument when the instrument is held in a cradle. 95 more words

Tools Of The Trade

Tools of the Trade: Making Connections

by Rita Sorrentino

How many of us grew up with the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” or perhaps, as a teacher, have been the recipient of a golden, gala delicious treat? 963 more words


Beauty Blender

I’m not a makeup expert, or a beauty blogger. In fact, there are many days where I don’t put any makeup on at all. Don’t even ask about my almost non-existant skincare ritual. 372 more words


Circular Knitting Needles

If you have never used circular knitting needles, let me fill you in on what you’re missing!

Circular knitting needles are an excellent tool for knitters of any ability level from beginner to expert.

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Hyperdoc on Tap

So, I bought the book, I’ve actually read it (that’s what you’re supposed to do with the books you buy, right?) and I made a few docs.   380 more words

Ask Why

Tools of the Trade

On a recent long car journey on the way back from our holiday in the Lake District, the Lovely Mr B and I were listening to a podcast. 663 more words