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  • How to Kettle-Dye Yarn with Kool-Aid

    Are you inspired to get dyeing with Kool-Aid? I hope so! Today, I’m going to tell you about the basics of Kool-Aid Dyeing, and show you how to achieve a kettle-dyed look. Kool-Aid Dyeing Basics You’ll need: yarn made from natural animal-fibers (undyed is best) a few packets of Kool-Aid (see yesterday’s post about testing […]

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  • How to Dye Yarn with Kool-Aid: Getting Started

    I’m so excited to kick off Kool-Aid Dye Week! Each day, I’ll be posting about a new technique for using Kool-Aid to dye yarn… all you’ll need is some natural-colored yarn, a few shades of Kool-Aid and some hot water. Easy! Today, I’ll talk about the basics you need to know to get started. Select […]

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  • FO Friday: Crocodile Stitch Neckwarmer

    I’m so excited! I finished my Crocodile Stitch Neckwarmer! Vital Stats Yarn: Handspun, rainbow colors from Frabjous Fibers’ Three Feet of Sheep. Single Ply. Approximately sport weight. Hook Size: G Pattern: Crocodile Stitch Neckwarmer by Bonita Patterns Photos! Remember when I started? It was just a little baby neckwarmer… I kept crocheting… And then I […]

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  • Using the Running Stitch for Attaching Amigurumi

    Hooray! It’s another Tip Tuesday! Today, I’m going to show you a new stitch to use for attaching amigurumi pieces that’ll be super-useful… the running stitch! The running stitch is what you probably used on those Lacing Cards you had as a kid… so it’s not complicated to do. When you run your needle up, […]

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  • Learn to Read Crochet Patterns!

    Are you comfortable with the basic crochet stitches, but feel like patterns are written in a foreign language? Fear not, help is here! Pattern Reading Workshop on Craftsy I’m delighted to announce my new workshop: Crochet Sampler Cowl, which is designed to teach you to read patterns step-by-step. In this workshop, we’ll crochet 3 different […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY7: Balance in the Fiber World

    Life is all about balance, isn’t it? For me, being content means striking just the right balance between being challenged and interested, but still relaxed. Oh, of course… and be surrounded by yarn! Balancing Difficulty At all times, I like to have one ‘interesting’ project and one ‘mindless’ project going on. So, I often have […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY6: Improving my skills!

    Are you having an awesome blog week? I’m having a total blast looking at everyone else’s posts… and the topics just keep getting better! Today’s topic is to talk about how we’re expanding our skill set, and I’m excited to show you my plans! (as always, click on a photo to see the project’s Ravelry […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY5: The making of a caterpillar

    I’m having so much fun with with Knitting and Crochet Blog Week! Today’s challenge was to try something a little different… So I’ve made a video! Watch the video below to watch the assembly of a crochet caterpillar… all sped up! (click the square in the lower right corner of the video to view it […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY3: Designers that make me drool

    You know what I’m talking about. You look at a new design and instantly start salivating. Then, you glance at the byline and exclaim, ‘Oh, it’s by so-and-so… THAT’S why I love it! Some designers have a knack for expressing their unique style and designing gift in every piece they publish… and these are my […]

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  • 3KCBWDAY2: Get your photography juices flowing!

    Welcome to day 2 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week! Today’s topic is creative photography! I’ll fess up: I’m still working on being creative with my photos. I can’t wait to have a peek at everyone else’s posts! My Current Level: I adore my baby tripod, since it allows me to take photos of me […]

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