5 Tips for Photographing Your Projects-I hate to admit it, but I enjoy showing off my finished knit and crochet projects (and even occasionally my works in progress). I have a suspicion that I am not the only one that likes to show off their projects. With social media outlets like Ravelry, Facebook, Pinterest and even personal blogs, it is easy to “show the world” your projects. I think the best way to show off a project is to have good photos of it. While Read More
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6 Fabulous Facts about the Beautiful Art of Tambour Embroidery-Because knitting and crochet is my job, when I want to take up a new hobby, I’m always looking for something that relates back to the two. Recently I’ve been fascinated with tambour embroidery. Tambour embroidery is a technique used to create a chain stitch (or a slip stitch) on the surface of fabric. Tambour uses a device similar to a very fine crochet hook. It’s one of the reasons I stumbled into the technique – as I have many Read More
Knit Happy: 5 Tips for Reducing Knitting Frustrations-I’ve been working on the same scarf since December. Now, that really isn’t a very long time for a project, but when one keeps ripping out and starting over the process tends to lose all fun. At the beginning of December I purchased this yarn to design an aztec infinity scarf. So yummy. So amazing. My intent was to make the pattern simple and available for free on the blog in January. After ripping the scarf out and starting over Read More