Crochet & Knitting Therapy: Crafting in the Hospital

When a planned hospital stay turned into an unexpected health emergency, crochet & knitting became my therapy. Find the projects that helped me cope during an incredibly stressful time.

We knew that our son was going to be in the hospital for about a week.

What we didn’t know was that within 48 hours he would be transferred from the epilepsy monitoring unit to the cardiac floor at Duke University Hospital.

Having two crafting projects to work on helped me stay calm when everything was anything but.

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How to Choose the Perfect Yarn Colors Online

Choosing yarn colors online can be a daunting task. In How to Choose the Perfect Yarn Colors Online you will find helpful tips when shopping for your next project. Find the best color combinations with these free online tools from the comforts of your very own home.

I found the perfect Christmas gift for my mother who is brand new to crocheting.

She is enjoying learning all the basic stitches and I’m quite impressed because she is defying the old adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” She’s seventy-two and not afraid to tackle something totally unfamiliar.

I hope I’m like that at her age.

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Super Simple Yarn Organization [Free Printable]

A Super Simple Yarn Organization strategy is crucial for keeping up with your stash. After this post you will find great tips, a yarn weight chart/catalog and free printable yarn labels. You’ll also learn what to do when you don’t know the weight of your yarn.

We all have yarn…. most of us have a little too much to be more exact.

The problem really isn’t in the amount, but in the way we manage it all.

Early on I wanted a yarn organization system that was pretty. I wanted to see beautifully color coordinated shelves packed with gorgeous yarn.

Then I got real.

That’s when I began looking for a method that was a little a lot more practical. Finally, I created a simple system that works for me and hopefully it will work well for you as well.

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Yarn Buying Guide to Save Money

There’s only one thing better than buying new yarn. And that’s buying new yarn on sale! Seriously is there anything more exciting than getting bargains on your squishy favorites? Scoring these deals takes a little planning and effort, but it’s so worth it! I created a free Yarn Buying Guide ready for you to use. Let’s get to work!

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