In-Depth Review of Knitting Yarn

Beat the Winter Blues:

10 Tips for Kickstarting Your Inspiration

People are innately creative. We are a species of makers. But sometimes, and usually when we least expect it, that well of creativity dries up. We pick up our knitting and instead of feeling a spark of inspiration, we feel nothing—or, worse yet, dread.

“The first time it happens, we fear the worst. Has our love of knitting abandoned us forever, leaving behind bins of yarn and unfinished sweaters?

“No. The spark always comes back. We can do several things to help kickstart the creativity and set a better stage for when the spark returns. Here are 10 pieces of advice.”

Ten awesome tips here:  In-Depth Review of Knitting Yarn.  All of these great tips could apply to Crochet as well!  I especially like the “10 minute rule”.  Otherwise, I think I totally use all of them!

Happy stitching!!!

About gmaellenscraftycorner

I am a recently widowed, mother of three wonderful, grown children, G-Ma (Grandma) to seven beautiful grandchildren. I work full time at a nearby grocer as the Pricing Coordinator. In my spare time, I craft and blog. Crochet is my obsession, my compulsion. My best friend, my therapist. I also have learned I love to knit! Who knew??? I may never be a master knitter, but I am a happy knitter. :D Work, family, Women's Pool League, crafting and blogging. Pretty much takes up every waking minute of every day, but besides that I love movies and music (which I can enjoy while I am crafting!). And here I thought I didn't have a life! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate every click. :D My Etsy
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5 Responses to In-Depth Review of Knitting Yarn

  1. starproms says:

    What is disappointing to me is that the knitting patterns are so often flawed and I find myself having to adapt them. Sometimes the pictures bear little resemblance to the finished product. That is why I often keep to the tried and true patterns I have been using for years.
    Just lately I’ve discovered that new knitting books are full of graphs. I’ve never worked from a graph except with fair-isle and I find them disconcerting. Instead of moving along in a logical fashion, starting with the back, then the front etc. they jump about and you could so easily end up with two parts the same. Perhaps I’m just too old to change.
    Inspiration – I’m rarely without that but I do lack time. I usually have a list of things to do and the temptation is to start too many projects at once. That’s when it can get tedious because the best bit is the starting of a new project, right?

    • Thank you so much for your comments! I am still so new to the whole knitting experience. I don’t know old from new! lol I haven’t really delved into the ‘chart’ business yet, but they have helped me now and then with ‘seeing’ the pattern. (I am fluent in crochet. Knit is still a little bit ‘greek’, to me) Anyway, my biggest problem is usually ‘start-itis’. Or else, if I am knitting along and find I have made a very noticeable mistake, I am more apt to give up and frog the whole thing than to try and fix the error. I chalk it up to experience and go on from there.

      • starproms says:

        Well keep at it. It’s nice to know about your crochet skills. I am better at knitting than crochet, but there is always room for improvement on both, in my case. It’s always better, though tedious, to retrace your steps in knitting, if you spot a mistake. If you don’t, you will forever be looking at the mistake! and it’s wasteful to ‘frog it’ as you put it. LOL

      • Thanks. I am very glad to have your input. Retrace . . . okay, I will try harder. In my case though, I don’t feel like frogging is ‘wasteful’ per se. ( I haven’t, yet, spent a lot of money on expensive yarn) I do, however, consider the work I tore back good ‘practice’. And, I make something else with the yarn that I am truly happy with, usually . . .
        I do need to study up more on good ‘fix-it’ techniques. 🙂

      • starproms says:

        Me too, indeed!

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