Category Archives: tips

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

Posted in Denali sweater, Dinali Sweater, found, hack, knitters, knitting, knitwear repair, seamed sweater, sweater, sweater surgery, tips, tricks and tips, unexpected, yarn | 5 Comments

Giving Drop Spindling Another Go

**If you are looking for info about the podversary GIVEAWAY, check out Episode 24 on Youtube** Come celebrate with me!  🙂 I’ve been spinning since 2015–on a wheel. When I first made the move to fiber, I was often told: ‘oh, you … Continue reading

Posted in community, drop spindle, fiber, learning, spinning, tips, unexpected, unicorns | 16 Comments

Two at a Time: Sleeve Caps

Well, now, happy Wednesday everyone! Here is a shot of my Georgetown— My post’s title is a bit of a misnomer . . . I don’t knit my sleeve caps at the same time, as some folks do with socks. … Continue reading

Posted in cardigan, construction, decisions, design, Georgetown, knitting, plans, sleeve, sleeve cap, sweater, tips, tricks and tips | 7 Comments

T-Pins Tip

I’ve been working on my Persian Dreams Blanket (somewhat secretively), but I had to share this quick tip: if you need a lot of T-pins for blanket squares, hexis, or lacework, head over to your local office supply store! Do … Continue reading

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Oh My Miss Babs . . . (Review)

I have been hearing talk of Miss Babs for quite some time. And I even traded for a single skein a few months back. But I was biding my time until a little extra yarn money came into the budget; … Continue reading

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How To: Nature Washing Raw Fleece with Janneke Plomp

Many of us wash our fleeces with HOT soapy water . . . some of us wash using a cold water bath . . . and then there are some brave souls who save water, and wash in a single … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks: Washing, Drying, and Storing Wool

Sometimes it’s the small things that make everything easier–and sometimes cheaper! 1) Water heater temps: when I am in wool washing mode, it’s set between 140 and 160 degrees. This helps to melt the lanolin and makes for a nice … Continue reading

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