Category Archives: hack

Fixing a Mis-Crossed Cable Without Ripping Stitches!

**If you are looking for the Dynamixx yarn GIVEAWAY, click here! You can also leave a comment in the Dynamixx Ravelry thread! *** Well, that’s a mouthful of a blogpost title, eh?? But it’s true! I discuss this problem and … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Bobby Pin Kitchener Stitch Hack!

I’ve been traveling for a couple of weeks in England and France–and I promise some LYS visit info in the coming posts! Today, I have a video for you filmed on the last evening of the trip in which I … Continue reading

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Drying (Amy’s) Socks

I’m happy to say that Amy’s socks are complete and super cute! (Hi Amy!) That makes for 5 pairs of socks this year (about 4 in the past 3 months)–I think that’s a pretty steady output. I feel confident enough … Continue reading

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Just a Little Hack: Velcro!

I wish I could remember where I first saw this . . . in a YouTube video about breed specific yarn spinning, no doubt. The trick: instead of winding your in-use fiber to the brake or the screw that’s used … Continue reading

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Drum Carder Hack: Wallpaper Brush

My DIY drum carder doesn’t have one of those handy-dandy built-in brushes to push the fiber down onto the drum. These brushes are especially useful (it seems) when carding fluffier fibers or fibers that simply don’t want to pack down … Continue reading

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