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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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Ask The Audience: The Motherload Of Yarn

Ivy says: As I posted before, we have been cleaning out my Grandma’s stuff following her death. By the way, I appreciate all the condolences. It gets easier every day. And some days, I can laugh. This was one of those days. Earlier this week, my uncle asked me if I wanted all my grandma’s…

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