Posts by Vera

How to Be A Fabulous Knitter/Crocheter–Talk the Talk

Vera says: Every discipline has its own jargon, and knitting and crocheting is no different. When I first started my blog, my audience was mostly other crafters, so we shared the same language. As my audience expanded, and others read my blog, I only became aware of my lapse into needlespeak when a reader made…

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KIPing* Along [Knit In Public]

Vera says: The great majority of my crafting life has been a solitary experience. As a child, I spent many, mostly happy, hours alone with needles, hooks, books, and yarn pouring over patterns, learning and creating. I didn’t know anyone else who knitted or crocheted, but in a house with many siblings, it was nice…

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How to Be A Fabulous Knitter/Crocheter–Basic Tools

Vera says: In the Spirit of the Sunday Confessional,  I have one to make… I am profoundly addicted to knitting and crocheting tools, and I’m pretty much powerless in resisting their allure. I have put projects on hold because I didn’t have the right needle, hook, gadget, stitch marker, or even– the ruler that I…

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How to be a Fabulous Knitter / Crocheter–Introduction

Vera says: Have you ever… Come across  a stunning, yet astronomically priced crocheted skirt or a simply darling crocheted baby sweater and wished you could make it yourself? Been intrigued by someone knitting away in public and wanted them to teach you? Perhaps you learned to crochet as a child and would like to reconnect?…

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