Category Archives: favorite blogs

10 Ideas to Stay Inspired During a Crafting Hiatus | Lion Brand Notebook


 A great article posted on Lion Brand’s blog recently.  What a great website and blog!   I don’t think I have ever been on a crafting hiatus.  You???   I am thinking the idea here is finding other outlets of creativity and/or … Continue reading

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12 Shades of Winter White Yarns, Including Wool, Alpaca and More. | Lion Brand Notebook


“It’s the first month of the new year, which for us here in NYC usually means – cold, wind, ice and snow.  But there’s something about heading into the dead of winter that makes me really appreciate winter white knitwear … Continue reading

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Me Me Me | Lion Brand Notebook


I thoroughly enjoyed this article posted today at Lion Brand Notebook.  Here is a short exerpt . . . “Is knitting for yourself bad? If you are a hobbyist knitter, and your hand-made socks end up on your own feet and … Continue reading

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A Look at the Different Properties of Wool Yarns: Facts to Know In Selecting The Right Yarn for Your Project | Lion Brand Notebook


I thought I would share this blog post this from http://blog.lionbrand.com because I feel the need to broaden my horizons.  In all the years I have been crocheting, and now knitting, I have very rarely ever worked with wool yarn.  I am not … Continue reading

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Knitting Needles and Tools Reviewed


“Take a look at your stash. See all those leftovers from projects past? Assorted oddballs and mini-skeins of this and that? What if you wanted to use them for a project? Some are still in the original packaging, but many … Continue reading

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Yarn Obsession: 4 Reliable Ways to Save Money on Yarn


This is a very nice blog . . . And here are some great tips on buying yarn:   I just figured out this is a reblog of a guest blog!  But, please check it out here:  Yarn Obsession: 4 … Continue reading

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The Yarn Monkey Chronicles: Firming Things Up — Clothesline Crochet Basics


I found this through a link on Pinterest.  (I love Pinterest, and spend entirely too much time there.  *sigh*) “This technique is similar to the padded construction of Irish filigree crochet but used less decoratively. It’s made by carrying a thicker … Continue reading

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Sunshine’s Creations.Vintage Threads Inc.: Free Pattern: Snow Queen Shawl/hair scarf


This is an absolutely fabulous blog.  But, this pattern in particular is what drew me in.  Click this photos or link and you find  wonderful picture tutorial of this stunning shawl pattern Special Stitches: V stitch : (dc, ch 2, … Continue reading

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12 Tips on How to Organize Your Yarn Stash | Lion Brand Notebook


I am posting this article from Lion Brand Yarn because I really, really need to get in and reorganize my yarn/thread stash.  Again.  I so often root around my yarn stash, before you know it, it’s a big pile of…well, … Continue reading

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Gaugeless : Favorite Stories from Lion Brand Yarn


I enjoyed this story so much I felt the need to share! “Take some of your wool and the size needle your intelligence tells you might be right, and make a swatch. That is to say, suit the needle size … Continue reading

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