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The History of the Aran Jumper

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Happy Friday, friends! I bumped my scheduled post for today (those long awaited Longwood Gardens photos- they will be Monday’s post now, I promise!) in favor of this really cool one! It’s an interactive timeline depicting the history of the Aran Jumper- so it’s a fashion AND knitting post all in one. How perfect, right!? Continue reading The History of the Aran Jumper

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Clever Crafter’s Guide to Wool

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Whether you are a crochet or knit beginner or a yarn aficionado, it’s always fun to learn new things about the most important supply in your stash. One of the best kinds of yarns to use (in my opinion) is wool, so here are some stats and facts about where wool around the world comes from, as well as some tips on the different types!

This very helpful infographic about wool comes to us courtesy of Tom Melby, owner and director of animal shearing equipment company Clippers Ireland. Thank you so much for sharing!

I’m currently working on two additions to my crocheted amigurumi fruit bowl: a smiley orange and a happy pear. Stay tuned for both those patterns!

What is your favorite kind of yarn to use?

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30-Minute Arm Knit Infinity Scarf

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Project: 30-Minute Arm Knit Infinity Scarf

I have recently learned to…. KNIT! It’s very exciting for me, because I’ve been a self-taught crocheter for about ten years but never so much as picked up knitting needles. Even though every Thursday evening for the last 7-8 months, I’ve gone to a Knitting Group. I know. How could I wait that long to learn? Well, I had a lot of projects to crochet first! Continue reading 30-Minute Arm Knit Infinity Scarf

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My Etsy Picks: Needle Arts

My Etsy Picks: Needle Arts

I heart needle art! Whether it’s crochet or knit, cross stitch or embroidery, I love it. Especially lately! Something about the end of summer/beginning of fall puts me in a super crochet-y mood. I guess it’s when I usually start making everyone’s Christmas presents, scarves, etc. I wish I knew how to do all the needle arts, but alas- I cannot! So I must look elsewhere for inspiration. Off to Etsy for the perfect gift guide! Continue reading My Etsy Picks: Needle Arts

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Stitch N Pitch Phillies Game

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Stitch N’ Pitch Phillies Game

The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) sponsors a Stitch N’ Pitch night at a Phillies game each year and this year the Husband and I went! I packed my yarn and crochet hooks and half-watched the game against the Astros last Wednesday (which we won, btw!) while hanging out amongst other crafty Phillies lovers. It was quite fun! Continue reading Stitch N Pitch Phillies Game