Did You Know???

How do you know where to pull the yarn in from?  When you have a skein that is horizontal (like the one on the left), the end of the yarn will be on the left.  For skeins that are vertical (like the one on the right) the end of the yarn will pull out of...

TWO CROCHET TIPS!

To hide stitches: take the end of the stitch and crochet it into the other stitches a couple of times.   For projects using homespun yarn, metal hooks are better than...

WHAT DO I DO WITH MY SWATCHES?

Attn:  This is for those of you who actually swatch for gauge.  🙂 Think about using your swatches you make into a project themselves!  A patchwork cushion, baby blanket, coaster or scented...

TIP: A Little Knitting History

The English (or throw) method of knitting came about because folks believed it to be more refined and ladylike.  The throw method was also known during the Victorian era as the "drawing room position."  As hand-knitting segued from a way to earn a...

TIP: How To Wind A Center Pull Ball

To make a ball of yarn that pulls from the center without tangling, start with a plastic medicine bottle. Place the end of the yarn inside the bottle and snap the cap in place. Wind the yarn loosely around the bottle, keeping the cap above the edge of the...

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