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Why You Should Have a Simple Knitting Project

Filed in Just Stitches, Out of Our Head by on April 22, 2014 0 Comments
Why You Should Have a Simple Knitting Project

This past week, ever since I got home from Atlanta, I’ve been sick. Eventually I got so sick that I really couldn’t concentrate much at all. It wasn’t fun to read, to listen to a book, or even to watch TV. But I could work on my simple knitting project: a dead-simple one row striped […]

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50 Before 50

Filed in Out of Our Head by on April 21, 2014 1 Comment
50 Before 50

A few weeks ago I turned 49, marking the beginning of my 50th year. For several months now I have been thinking about what this particular milestone means. I have always thought of 50 as half-way. My family is typically long lived so thinking I might reach 100 is not that far fetched. But it […]

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Knitting For Fun or Profit

Filed in Point of View by on April 17, 2014 2 Comments
Knitting For Fun or Profit

Well over 10 years ago, knitting became my profession instead of my hobby. For many folks this can “ruin” their love of the craft, but luckily it has not been the case for me. However, it has changed how I think about my knitting. As a professional knitter, each project has to be considered with […]

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A Stitches Kind of Weekend

Filed in Industry Insight, Out of Our Head by on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
A Stitches Kind of Weekend

I had a great weekend at Stitches South 2014. We moved to a new venue this year, the Georgia International Convention Center, and I liked it just fine.

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Turning a WIP into a FO

Filed in Just Stitches by on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
Turning a WIP into a FO

I don’t think I have shown this to you, but this has been my primary WIP (surprise — it is entrelac)! But today my WIP became a FO. My plan (hope) was to wear it this weekend at Stitches South. And much to my own surprise, I will be able to do that without having […]

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What Do You Get…

Filed in Point of View, Skill Building by on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
What Do You Get…

What do you get when you take a vacationing Gwen, a sick Kellie and add in a new website to grow?  You get very few blog posts, that’s what. 

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An EduKnit Preview

Filed in Out of Our Head, Skill Building by on March 31, 2014 0 Comments
An EduKnit Preview

Hopefully you know by now that Gwen and Kellie have started a new kind of knitting education website over at EduKnit.  If you’re not yet a member, we’d sure love for you to consider it, so here is a free EduKnit.com preview to give you a taste of what our members have access to at any […]

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Stretching Knitting Techniques

Filed in Point of View by on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
Stretching Knitting Techniques

Talk with, read a post from, or attend a class with any “Internet Guru” and one consistent message comes up repeatedly: know your audience. This may seem easy or obvious, but in fact it is neither. Kellie and I have been spending quite a bit of time over the past year trying to figure out […]

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Creativity and Self-Discipline

Filed in Point of View, Skill Building by on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Creativity and Self-Discipline

What is Self-Discipline? I recently heard an excellent talk in church about self-discipline. The speaker, Bruce Carlson,  defined this as “Taking right action regardless of your emotional state.” Why am I bringing it up here?? Aren’t creativity and self-discipline diametrically opposed? Doesn’t creativity only thrive in an environment with few boundaries, expectations and limitations? Doesn’t self-discipline […]

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Learning Styles and Intelligences

Filed in Out of Our Head by on March 18, 2014 5 Comments
Learning Styles and Intelligences

You don’t have to be overly involved in training or education before you are made aware of learning styles. But what about your intelligences? Did you know that knowing your learning style can improve your knitting? As I was getting ready to write about learning styles, I discovered this site on multiple intelligences. (It is […]

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