Stitch Tuesday – Reading Charts and Written Instructions

I ran into some difficulties posting yesterday. I shot the video and then ran out of storage. Thus I couldn’t edit it before heading out to work. So I am a day late but I’m sure you’ll forgive me for this slight delay. In this video, I show you how to read charts and understand…

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Inspiration Monday – Hats, Tuques and Beanies

It’s never too early to start Christmas knitting. One of the easiest things to make for a number of people is hats. They’re great because there are so many patterns that you won’t get bored knitting the same thing over and over. They are also pretty quick and portable. Hats are great from stash busting…

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Stitch Tuesday – Single, Half Double and Double Crochet Stitches

Most of crochet patterns are combinations of chains, single, half double and double crochet. Working these basic stitches in different orders creates most of the elaborate lace and garment patterns you see. Once you get the hang of these stitches you are well on your way to your first project. It is important to remember…

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Inspiration Monday – Woodland Pillows

It’s been cool and rainy in Vancouver. Best kind of weather if you ask me. All I want to do is cozy up with some warm blankets and soft pillows (preferably at the cabin) and craft away. Below are some woodland inspired pillow patterns I really like as well as one of my own design.…

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Stitch Tuesday – The Very Beginnings Of Crochet

In this week’s tutorial, I go over the very beginnings of crochet- how to make a slip knot, how I hold my yarn and my hook as well as how to chain. It’s important to remember that everyone is different and what may be comfortable for me might not be comfortable for you. It’s easy…

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WIP Wednesday – Fall/Winter 2018 Yarn Collection

September is just a few days away. I’m getting so excited about sweater weather! Bring on the cool air and the rain! Throughout the summer I’ve been working on a yarn collection which incorporates fashion colour trends of the upcoming season. I’m right at the end of this long road. It started with raw wool…

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Stitch Tuesday – Choosing Yarn and Hooks for Beginners

When you are new to crocheting it may be hard to choose the right yarn, project, hook and the rest. In this video, I go over the different types of yarn and notions available as well as my recommendations. In upcoming videos, I will go over stitches, reading instructions and charts, different techniques and finally…

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Stitch Tuesday – Back To Basics

For some time I’ve been thinking what should I do for this weekly segment. So much so that I didn’t do anything at all and this simply won’t do. I’ve decided to go back to basics. For the next few weeks I’m gonna be going over the building blocks of crochet starting with how to…

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Stitch Tuesday – Pistachio Shell

We are just a few weeks away from Christmas! I hope everyone is done or is close to finishing up gifts. One of my favorite things is all the nut mixes which get put out during Christmas parties. The most favorite nut of all being pistachio. The fact that it’s in a shell makes it…

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Stitch Tuesday – Iced Shell

Oh boy! It has been cold out here. I’m so grateful for all the wool in my life keeping me warm. Though I feel like I don’t have enough wooly clothing in my life. That’s probably because I’m cold at all times. Despite the name, I’m sure this iced shell would make heck of a…

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