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I have some lofty (for me) crocheting & knitting goals that I would like to accomplish this coming year. And that, my friends, is going to take some planning.
Most of the time, I have no rhyme or reason for my projects and just make what I want, when I want.
But that’s not working well for me anymore.
I’ve missed giving handmade gifts for important events in our family because I failed to plan. I didn’t get the patterns I had designed written and published because I failed to plan. I totally forgot about one entire WIP because I failed to plan.
You get the picture.
It’s always fun to look back and see the progress you’ve made with crocheting and knitting. But ranking them is even more interesting. Check out everything I crocheted & knit in 2022 and let it inspire you to look back on your own creations from this year.
Originally I didn’t think 2022 was a productive crafting year for me. But when I looked back on everything I crocheted & knit in 2022 I was pleasantly surprised.
The way I remember what I’ve made is by going back through my Instagram account. The problem is I don’t know the exact total because there were times that I forgot to share what I made.
Instagram is an organized way to keep up with what you’ve made throughout the year. But it doesn’t work well if you forget to post them, lol.
Looking for a way to give back? Here you’ll find 12 ways you can crochet & knit to HELP those in need. Whatever your passion is, you’ll find an organization that needs your talent.
Jill Volarich has donated a whopping 750 crocheted items to help those in need.
She is an inspiration for all crocheters and knitters and has been a passionate crafter for thirty years and uses her talent to help others in a big way.
The 10 Rules That Made Me a Better Crocheter & Knitter is packed full of practical advice that can help you achieve your goals as well!
We all want to improve our crocheting and knitting skills. Sometimes it feels easy and we bounce from one new skill to the next. But then there are times that we feel stalled and need some new inspiration.
These are the 10 rules that made me a better crocheter and knitter.
I’ve counted down from number 10 all the way to my number 1 rule (it’s all the way at the bottom if you’re the kind that likes to read the last chapter first, lol).
My road to Youtube monetization has been a lesson in patience and persistence. It took me five hundred sixty days to reach that milestone. And while it is a big accomplishment for me, I’m hoping it is just the beginning. In How I Got Monetized on Youtube as a Crafter, I’m sharing what worked, what didn’t work and how you can do it too.
Crafting Youtube channels are a very popular source of education and inspiration. I’ve learned so much from different channels and credit them with being able to finally improve my knitting skills. Before the days of Youtube, learning a new craft could be difficult. You either had to know someone who could teach you or have a great local library with the perfect book that explained each step perfectly.
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.
In this review of the Little Cotton Rabbits Textured Dresses pattern, I’m sharing everything I love about it. Spoiler alert… there’s a lot of gushing. You will also get to see my newest fox, Fern, and the inspiration behind her.
Is it possible to love the Little Cotton Rabbits any more? I didn’t think so until I purchased the Textured Dresses pattern and fell hard. The simplicity and beauty of these patterns has captured my imagination as well as my heart.
These knit & crochet projects for Easter are just about the cutest things I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Bunnies and carrots are symbolic of the season and I believe these patterns are the best of the best.
This Easter is going to look quite a bit different than every other one I’ve ever celebrated. I’ve come to accept that. But doggone it, I’m still going to enjoy one of my favorite holidays. I’m going to make deviled eggs, eat chocolate and put a big smile on my face. And these adorable knit & crochet Easter projects are sure to bring a smile to YOUR face.
Pain from crocheting and knitting is more common that I ever knew. Neglecting to address the problem doesn’t help, but I have actionable steps that will. From icing, to dry needling, to CBD oil, I’ve combined all the tricks that have helped me heal from serious tendinitis into one post.
I tried ignoring the pain for months. Pretending it wasn’t a big deal and wishing it would go away weren’t working for me anymore. When I finally walked through the door to my orthopedic doctor’s office I was in constant pain. I was so afraid that he would tell me I needed to stop crocheting and knitting. Thankfully he didn’t and I’m going to share the strategies he gave me (and a few of my own) that helped me to heal.
In Amigurumi Mistakes: Part 1 we dove headfirst into fascinating topics such as embroidering faces, counting stitching and stuffing body parts. If you missed that post you can check it out here. In Part 2 we are going to dive just as deep and focus on tension, yarn weight, color and seaming.
Amigurumi mistakes happen. Most can be corrected by practicing and perfecting techniques such as tension and seaming. Others are just a matter of personal choice like yarn weight and color preference.