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GULF COAST YARN CRAWL AUGUST 2022

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GULF COAST YARN CRAWL AUGUST 2022

Get Excited!  Our Gulf Coast Yarn Crawl is running for the entire month of August! 8 participating shops in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.  We are pleased to announce our custom mini skein collection from Dream in Color.  Each of the participating 8 shops will have a bundle of 3 minis.  Check them out!     We'll have special prizes, custom minis for sale, and more. Keep checking back for updates and info. The time is now to plan a great trip with your friends! *Participating Stores* Bayou Yarn Shop 337-345-8357233 Doucet Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503Tues-Sat 10a-4p Needle Arts NOLA...

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Blocking is Magic!

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Blocking is Magic!

      There comes a point in time where most of us are just ready to be finished with our works in progress.  There is something Zen about being midway through an ambitious project and being intimately comfortable with stitches and yarn.  That Zen can easily become disrupted by the realization that there's a looooong way to go or, alternately, the end is near and the compulsion to rush sets in.  Blocking is the magical tool that can either amplify or restore the Zen of crafting gorgeous knits.        For example, my current WIP is Marie Greene's Apogean sweater...

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Old News is Sometimes Good News Too!

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Old News is Sometimes Good News Too!

(click "readmore" to get to the link) I finally figured out how to provide a link to past newsletters here in the blog.  I think if you come back to this link in the future, it will show an updated list you can read anytime.  Up until I fixed it, you could only see newsletters from 2018, when I must have broken the link.  The one I sent yesterday is at the top of the list, so I guess it's working again.

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I never felt this way before

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I never felt this way before

 I spent years being agitated about felting.  It struck me as odd that any knitter or crocheter would actually want to toss their precious stitches into the wash with the purpose of obscuring work and creating *gasp* a felted piece (and don't even get me started on the "stabby" felting).  My own limited view boxed me in to the incorrect belief that felting was either an accident, or a misguided waste of time. As I'm sure you can predict by now, this is the story of my conversion from resistant grump to happy felter.  It only took a few weeks...

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Revisiting a Failed Craft of mine from the 60's

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Revisiting a Failed Craft of mine from the 60's

The thing that has surprised me about macrame is that it is done in sections.  You cut alot of cords and hang them in the center, working one (simple!) section at a time, adding more (and more!) cords while building up to the final result.  I had envisioned working with all of those (86 right now) cords hanging at once, making different stitches on each.  Ummmm....hell NO!  Thank goodness. This is my latest in-progress wall hanging, and I am LOVING it, savoring my time on it each day and don't want it to end.  That's a good test of a...

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