Cozy Autumn Sock Knitting

Nothing says October like cozy autumn sock knitting and picking out a big orange pumpkin. So grab your favorite mug full of hot chocolate, top it with a spoonful of squishy marshmallows and let’s have a nice visit together.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green Gables

LM Montgomery wrote those words in the early 1900’s but they are as true today as they were over one hundred years ago. 

There is something magical about this time of the year. Maybe it’s the colors, the rich oranges, reds, browns, and yellows that inspire my creativity. Even the creatures that live outdoors seem to be excited about the cooler weather. Mr. Squirrel has been visiting my bird feeder more frequently these past few days. He has the cutest little face and long bushy tail. And I thank him for entertaining the cats so well. 

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Can You Make Money Crocheting and Knitting?

You can make money crocheting and knitting, but it’s important to set yourself up for success. Find out how to make your crafting business dreams come true with advice from some of the biggest creative entrepreneurs in the crochet & knitting world.

There’s a common misconception out there that you can’t make money crocheting and knitting. When I began my own small business, I vividly remember a dear friend telling me that my creative endeavor was doomed to failure.

She wasn’t trying to crush my dreams, she was just trying to save me a little time and a lot of disappointment.

I’m very glad that I didn’t listen to that popular opinion and that I took a chance on myself. It truly is a dream come true for me to be able to make money for my family by doing what I love to do most.

And I’m here to tell you that you can do it too.

But don’t just listen to my opinion.

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Victorian Knitting and Crochet Facts – How Many Do You Know?

Victorian Knitting and Crochet facts are totally fascinating! From lace trimmed collars to delicate home decor, Victorians loved making crocheted and knitted decorations. And can you guess which monarch was the inspiration behind the popularity of our beloved craft?

My interest in Victorian era knitting and crochet started with a recent trip to the Biltmore Estate. Although I’ve visited several times before, this day I went with a different set of eyes. I was on the hunt for crocheted and knitted items and I’m happy to report that I found some (in the laundry area of all places).

That trip sent me on a rabbit trail of discovery. I knew that women had been crocheting and knitting for a long time, but what I didn’t realize was that most of its popularity as a hobby came from a former monarch.

But that wasn’t all I learned. You’ll find all the weird and wonderful information I discovered about Victorian knitting and crochet below and I hope you find it just as strange and surprising as I did.

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Plan Your Crochet and Knitting Goals with These Simple Steps

Planning your crochet and knitting goals is a great way to get motivated about your current and future projects. By creating actionable steps you will be able to achieve so much more than you ever dreamed possible. With these simple steps you will know what you’re working towards, but more importantly how to get there.

Goals are great things to have, but unless you have a plan they can be difficult to achieve. With these four simple steps you can not only set your crochet and knitting goals, but have a concrete plan for how to accomplish them.

And if you’re interested in seeing my personal crochet and knitting goals, you’ll find them below too.

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8 Easy Ways to Plan Your Holiday Crochet & Knitting Projects

Make this holiday season extra-special with handmade gifts, but without stressing yourself out unnecessarily. Come plan your holiday crochet & knitting projects with me with these eight easy tips.

It’s never too early to begin planning for the upcoming holiday season. That is especially true if you are planning on crocheting and knitting gifts for family and friends.

Whether you are crocheting something for every person on your list or you’re only knitting one or two special gifts, these eight tips will help you achieve your handmade holiday goals.

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Little Cotton Rabbits: An Honest Review

Need honest information about the Little Cotton Rabbits patterns? Do you want to know if you could knit them for yourself? Find out the answers to your questions and get your FREE Knitting Toys Guide in this post with an honest Little Cotton Rabbits Review.

We all know that the Little Cotton Rabbits patterns are completely adorable. What you may be wondering is if you will be able to knit them yourself.

Are the patterns well written?

Can a beginner knit them?

You will find answers to all of those questions plus get my FREE guide for knitting toys.

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28 Stellar Star Wars Knitting Patterns

Whether you’re looking for an adorable Pocket Yoda, Princess Leia’s Vest or an Ewok Hood, you are going to find the absolute best Star Wars Knitting Patterns for all skill levels.

Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy is the incredible resource for those of us who not only enjoy knitting, but are Jedis at heart.

The Force is strong with these twenty-eight Star Wars knitting patterns by Tanis Gray and several other talented designers. Each one is rated beginner, intermediate or advanced with one, two or three lightsabers.

No galactic detail is overlooked.

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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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The Best Knitted Toy Patterns for Beginners

Looking for a curated list of the best knitted toy patterns for beginners? Check out these adorable designs with links for where to find them all.

It can be frustrating to find beautiful knitted toy patterns only to discover that they are for more advanced knitters.

Maybe you’ve been looking for beginner designs but don’t even know where to start.

Well today is your lucky day, friend, because I’ve been on the hunt for the very best knitted toy patterns for beginners and I believe I have found them for you.

Just a note of caution: Knitting Toys can become addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, lol.

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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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