Roll With It: How to Roll a Yarn Ball

One of the basic skills that anyone who knits or crochets should know is how to roll a yarn ball.  It was one of the first things that I learned how to do so that I could help my aunt with her knitting when I was little.  I used to sit there for hours rolling... Continue Reading →

Crocheted Soap Bags

When my husband and I first decided that we were going to try to live a more earth friendly life, we started with our personal care items.  We found something called a soap bag, or soap saver.  It is essentially a cotton knit or crocheted bag that you put your soap in and use as... Continue Reading →

Keep Your Coffee Cozy

My grandmother was an amazing artist with a crochet hook.  I've never been all that great at it since I tend to keep my stitches rather tight, but I decided to go ahead and start with something small to get myself back in practice with crocheting.  Since my husband and I drink so much coffee,... Continue Reading →

Start Small: Waffle Knit Dishcloth

Ok, so while I was making this, I decided that I'm good at knitting and I'm good at purling, but I'm not so good when I have to do them together.  It's not so much counting the stitches, but I knit very tightly, I always have, and it is hard for me to get the... Continue Reading →

Knitting Basics for Anyone

I've been working on a couple of projects with knitting and while in the processes realized that I must be doing something wrong with my purls.  Turns out that I just wasn't moving the yarn, but that's not the point of this post.  I realized that I needed a refresher on the basics of knitting... Continue Reading →

The Trinity Knit Stitch Tutorial

Ok, so I haven't really had the time to do too much knitting lately, but I did find this amazing tutorial for the Trinity Stitch.  I love this website and follow their blog.  This is one of the most in depth knitting tutorials I've ever seen and felt it needed shared.  I hope to try... Continue Reading →

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