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How to Speckle Wool Yarn | Four Different Methods

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How to Speckle Wool Yarn | Four Different Methods

We’re changing up the pace of these posts with a video! If you want to learn the full dyeing method and how to choose colors specifically for over-dyeing yarn, visit my guest blog post on The Hook Nook Life!   Over there, I have a post detailing all the steps for over-dyeing yarn. But you can also use these steps for dyeing blank yarn! It’s meant for newbies and any yarn dyeing veterans that have never double dyed before and want some tips and tricks for thinking through the colors.   If you’ve come from THN Life, then welcome! I...

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What to Learn Next: 9 Gorgeous Knitting Skills from Easiest to Hardest

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What to Learn Next: 9 Gorgeous Knitting Skills from Easiest to Hardest

There aren’t any standard guidelines for rating how difficult a pattern is, besides maybe it’s ratings on Ravlery. So, I’ve made this guide to help you determine if a particular pattern is right for your skill level. (But toooootallly ignore this if you’re feeling adventurous. Finished knitting projects are NOT supposed to turn out perfect - that’s the beauty of handmade!) If you’ve mastered some of these skills already, use this list to decide what to learn next. So here it is - What to Learn Next: 9 Gorgeous Knitting Skills from Easiest to Hardest 0. Rectangle shape using garter...

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11 Unique Hand-Knit Gifts Ideas

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11 Unique Hand-Knit Gifts Ideas

It means a lot to get something handmade, and a small gift that took 10 hours will mean just as much as something that took 100 hours! I've seen a lot of these posts floating around Pinterest, so I tried to think out-of-the-box to help you choose gifts that won't take you months to make. I hope none of my family and friends read this post because I'll be making most of these for Christmas! <- Also I'm perfectly aware it is August and not November. I wanted to get this post out there super early because hand-made gifts take...

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What I Learned From Starting a Yarn Dyeing Business

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What I Learned From Starting a Yarn Dyeing Business

What a ride this has been! I launched my online yarn shop via Etsy in February of this year. Instead of investing a lot of money up front, I decided to grow slowly and organically while I finished my degree and moved on to a corporate day job. I had no prior experience to running my own business, and I've learned sooooo much since the launch. It's gone better than expected, and I'm incredibly excited for things to come! Now I'm going to share a few of my mistakes and a few of my successes. The Mistakes I shouldn't have...

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Knitting Lingo Everyone Should Know - Part 3

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Knitting Lingo Everyone Should Know - Part 3

This is PART 3 of a blog series on all the words and phrases unique to knitting. In Knitting Lingo Everyone Should Know - Part 1, I focused strictly on materials used in knitting. There are probably more than you'd think! Knitting Lingo Everyone Should Know - Part 2 of the series dives into different techniques and types of construction, and I'll continue that list here in Part 3. If there's anything I missed or something you'd like to expand on, comment on the post below. I did my best to define these, I hope you learn something. I definitely...

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