Local Yarn Shop Virtual Tour & New Knitting Project

Visiting a local yarn shop and surrounding oneself with gorgeous yarns is balm for the soul. Come along for a local yarn shop virtual tour and get a sneak peak at my new stranded knitting project.

I haven’t been inside a local yarn shop in over a year. Of course, that’s not to say I haven’t purchased any yarn in that amount of time though. Online shopping just doesn’t compare to being in person and seeing all those gorgeous yarns up close and personal.

Being able to surround myself with those colorful, squishy balls of happiness did my soul a lot of good.

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7 Tips for Knitting the Wild Rabbit Pattern by Dot Pebbles (Number 3 is a Game Changer)

Discover the magical world of Dot Pebbles, full of knitted flora and fauna designs. This is a challenging project for sure, but I’ve got 7 tips for knitting the Wild Rabbit pattern to help you make this realistic knitted bunny.

My first impression of wild rabbits was when my grandmother read Watership Down.

I can still see the cover of the popular book and how much she enjoyed the trials and triumphs of a warren of rabbits living in southern England.

In the late spring we see a lot of wild bunnies in our neck of the woods and Jersey-boy (our rescue dog) loves watching them hop and scurry at lightning speed.

I’m sure he hopes to catch one or two, but I think he’s finally realizing that his old legs are no match for those swift wild hares.

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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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Comparing Yarns for Hand Knit Toys

Finding the perfect yarns for hand knit toys can be challenging. In this post you will discover perfectly smooth yarns with beautiful stitch definition to gorgeous mohair blends for the perfect fuzzy toy. Check out this post for budget friendly to luxury recommendations and everything in between.

You guys.

Could there be anything more fun than comparing yarns for knitted toys?

I didn’t think so.

These days all I want to do is learn about yarn. I want to know everything about it, from sheep to skein and everything in between.

Recently I’ve been experimenting with new yarns and it has led me down a rabbit-hole of discovery and I’m not complaining one bit. Rabbits are good folk.

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#WhyIMake 2020

Remember back in January when our biggest goals were to lose fifteen pounds, use up our overflowing yarn stash and spend less time watching Instagram stories?

Yeah, me too.

The year 2020 started innocently enough, but it has been nothing but an emotional rollercoaster for the entire world.

During this “season of stress”, folks are turning to hobbies to help relieve some of that pent up anxiety and energy.

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Hand-Dyed Yarn for Handmade Toys

Using hand-dyed yarn for handmade toys is a true gift. After reading this post you will not only fall in love with Timbercreek Farm, but find that hand-dyed yarn doesn’t have to bust the budget. I’m also sharing some yarny gifts all the way from Holland and a new Nativity Crochet-a-Long from Crochet To Play.

I was having a particularly tough day last month. Missing my son who had left for college and feeling weary from everything 2020 has thrown at us all.

I was surprised to find not one, but TWO packages sitting on my front porch.

I was expecting the one from a farm in Maryland, but the other had traveled all the way from Holland and was a total surprise.

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Jetkat Knitted Bunny Pattern Review and Toy-Making Pep Talk

In my Jetkat Knitted Bunny Pattern Review I share all about this challenging, but delightful project. There are definitely positives and negatives. I not only learned a few new knitting techniques, but I created a toy that I shall cherish forever.

You know the feelings….intimidation, frustration, indignation. But slowly those emotions begin to morph into hope, optimism and finally confidence. I regularly experience this combination of mental states while knitting or crocheting toys. And time and time again I’ve learned to never judge a project at the beginning.

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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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