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Stash Enjoyment Blanket Square
One of my themes this year has been to enjoy the yarn that i've already purchased in the past and to be more intentional about my purchasing. Have I been 100% successful at it? Nope! This project, however, has brought me lots of joy and allowed me to...
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Give it a Whirl Shawl Crochet Along
Have you had your eye on gradient yarns, but you don’t know where to start using them? Or have you maybe had a set of yarns that would fade perfectly together, but you need the perfect pattern?Grab your yarns and give it a whirl during the Give it a ...
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March Summary
I'm just over 3 months into my stash enjoyment goals for the year, so it seems like a good time to check in with you all!If you're new, the focus of my Stash Enjoyment theme is exactly what it sounds like - enjoying the yarn I've already purchased in...
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The Etsy Strike and Why it Matters
The above photo is from the Etsy Strike landing page.I'm participating in the Etsy strike that is running from April 11-18, 2022; I want to share some of my thoughts with you, as I believe this is much bigger than just an Etsy policy change.I've been...
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Scrunch Along
Hiya friends! Fancy a short-but-fun make along?I'm co-hosting a Scrunch-Along with Izza from The Knit Savvy and Beth from Fig and Filament!What in the world is a Scrunch-Along?We're knitting and crocheting Scrunchies!It's exactly what it sounds like ...
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Free Pattern: Wrenly Blanket
 Meet Wrenly! She's a soft, fluffy, textured blanket that is sure to please the little snuggler in your life!If you would like the ad-free PDF version, you can find it in these places:RavelryEtsyThis siteGAUGE: 8 sts/7 rows = 4” of dcFINISH...
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Pattern Intro: Medusa Earwarmer
Legend says that anyone who locked eyes with the gorgon Medusa would be turned to cold, hard stone.No one likes to be cold, but I like cold ears the least.Squishy, double-thick Tunisian crochet fabric is sure to keep your ears warm this Winter!Adjust...
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Free Pattern: Perfect Picnic Headband
Summer is the perfect time to relax outside and enjoy a little lunch or dinner. The sun, a breeze, and a snack! This headband is the perfect accessory to help keep your hair out of your eyes while you're on a summer adventure! It's size adj...
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Free Pattern: Creel Blanket Square
The Creel Square features a gently-textured interrupted garter stitch square with patterning reminiscent of a fishing creel.Pattern Details Gauge: 20 sts / 26 rows = 4” (10 cm)         Finished Measurements: 8” (20 cm) square Mat...
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Afterthought Heel Photo Tutorial
Ready to cut your knitting? This tutorial is for a true afterthought heel - one where you measure to the correct spot, and then follow the instructions below to begin to insert the heel.If you're wondering why I don't knit a line of waste yarn into t...
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Free Pattern: Scrambled Socks
These socks are knit all out of order - they're scrambled!Instead of starting from one direction or another, the entirety of both feet and both legs are knit first, then both cuffs, toes, and heels are added.The nature of this pattern makes it an exc...
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Free Pattern: Boiled Socks
Are you looking for new ways to knit socks?Have you been considering toe-up socks but don't know where to start? This is the pattern for you!Boiled is the first in my series of stockinette socks.Dip your toes in with this first pattern - it'...
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Pleach Blanket Square - 2022 Tunisian Blanket CAL
This square was originally designed for the KnitterKnotter 2022 Tunisian Blanket CAL.Please note that the sample shown on the Knitter Knotter blog shows significant modifcations to this pattern. It has a smaller center with an added on border. This p...
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Stash Enjoyment 2022
(My stash-flash photo from December 2020)Are you tired of no-buy pledges that happen in the new year? ME TOO!It's easy to start out with good intentions but no concrete plans, or to set unrealistic goals because "it's a new year!For 2021 I set a some...
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a purple, pink, and green cake of yarn sits on stone. A light-wood, double ended Tunisian crochet hook lies on top of it.
Stash Enjoyment 2021 Reflections
(Photo of Ruth's yarn stash in December 2020)Postscript (written after substantial amounts of typing): I haven’t blogged in a while and have lots of thoughts about this topic that have been ruminating for a while. It’s ok if you don't agree with ...
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