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  • 3KCBWDAY1: I love color!

    Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be taking part in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, hosted by Eskimimi Makes! It’s an annual event, and she’s a total genius for organizing this thing and coming up with fabulous topics. I couldn’t be more excited about today’s topic: talking about color! I’m a nut about color! When […]

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  • Look who’s hit the cover of Let’s Get Crafting!

    Squee! Super-exciting news… I’ve scored an interview (and cover photo!) on this month’s issue of Let’s Get Crafting Knit & Crochet! The issue is available on newstands in the the UK (and probably occasional shops in the Commonwealth), so check it out if you can! If you’re in the US… sorry, it’s not a readily […]

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  • A Verb for Keeping Warm: Oakland, CA

    store: A Verb for Keeping Warm address: 6328 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608 website: www.averbforkeepingwarm.com/ date of visit: April, 2012 In my recent trip to San Francisco, I just had to make the drive out to A Verb for Keeping Warm… retail shop for the indie dyeing company by the same name. I was […]

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  • FO Friday: Wingspan, socks and a ladybug!

    Wingspan I had a very long flight this past week (just to San Francisco, but a giant lightning storm meant that various delays occurred), so I finished my Wingspan before even getting to my destination! I used leftover sock yarn, and I’m very happy with it: And since it’s pretty lightweight, I can tell I’ll […]

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  • How to attach nicely rounded pieces to amigurumi

    I’ve written about how to evenly place limbs on amigurumi by using the stitches as a grid for placement. But, sometimes, if you follow the grid technique, you get pieces that look square when they should be round: Can you see a pointy corner on this platypus eyeball? Fear not… this is easy to fix! […]

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  • Designing a Banana Slug: a peek into the process

    Right now, I’m in Santa Cruz, CA… tagging along with the hubby who has a conference to attend at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In case you didn’t know, the UCSC mascot is a banana slug: It’s not a fierce mascot, but a darn cute one (and not the weirdest mascot, either… check out […]

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  • Tips for Knitting Wingspan

    Have you heard about Wingspan by Tri’Coterie? It’s a trending knitting pattern on Ravelry recently… and I’m seeing it pop up everywhere! I just finished knitting my first one and I’ve cast on for a second. It’s no wonder it’s a popular pattern… Wingspan is both fun and easy, and it’s a great yarn for […]

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  • Photography Resources

    It’s another Tip Tuesday! This is the third (and final) week where I’ll be chatting about photography photos for your finished knitted and crocheted items. I’ve given you my 5 Easy Tips and gone into detail about how to get that great white-background photo. Today, I’m going to share my favorite resources with you. I […]

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  • How to take great photos with white backgrounds

    Last week, I told you my top 5 tips for taking great photos. This week, I’m going to go into a bit more detail about how to get photos of items with plain white backgrounds. Mastering ‘the white background’ is an easy way to get professional-looking project photos. This is how I take the photos […]

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  • guide to crocheting dog toys Guide to Crocheting Dog Toys

    If you have a dog, you probably think of him as a member of the family… so wouldn’t you want to crochet him a sweet toy? When crocheting for a dog, safety is the top priority! It’s a lot like crocheting for a baby, with a few extra considerations to keep in mind. Don’t use […]

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