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A Tale of Two Shawls

Hi there! My name is Jess, and I work with Lisa (and several other awesome creative business owners) to help her plan and create content for her business. Today she’s letting me take over her blog to talk about my two most recent shawl projects!   The Plan For my birthday and my daughter’s birthday…

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How to measure and get gauge in crochet and knitting

The experience of knitting or crocheting is an adventure! It should involve a fair amount of experimentation, but also some careful planning. If you just jump into a project without any preparation, you’re likely to run into a major problem: gauge. Read this post to learn more about what gauge is and how to get…

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Sometimes gauge just doesn’t work the way you planned

I started crocheting about two years ago. As with any new craft, I started small and made cowls, hats, scarves, and other accessories. A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to make my first crochet garment and chose the Drops Summer Bliss Vest. This long, lacy vest has a Boho feel, and I really…

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Recap: TNNA 2017

How do yarn industry professionals get education and networking opportunities for our businesses? We actually have our very own trade show! The National Needlearts Association (TNNA) hosts needlearts wholesale trade shows, and I just got back from my trip over the past weekend to Columbus, OH. TNNA is an international trade organization representing retailers, manufacturers,…

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Knitting is Healthy

Knitting is healthy! One thing I always comment on to beginning knitters is that it’s a meditative hobby. When you first learn to knit, it can help to count each step as you’re making the knit stitch. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. Repeating this mantra allows you to focus on what your…

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Meandros Mosaic Mitts KAL: Week 3

Congratulations to Mary Wills and Johna Wrzosek, the Giveaway Prize Winners! They each received two skeins of yarn for their projects (either Noro Silk Garden or Queensland Brisbane), generously donated by Knitting Fever! Welcome to week 3 of the #LMBKAL Mosaic Mitts knitalong! This is the last week of the KAL, in which we will…

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Meandros Mosaic Mitts KAL: Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the #LMBKAL Mosaic Mitts knitalong! Each KAL post starts with an overview that outlines what we’ll be learning and working on for the week. You should read the “review” section before working on the corresponding “action” section of the pattern. At the end of every KAL post, you’ll receive information on where…

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