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5 Tips to De-stress Your Holiday Knitting

Filed in Just Stitches, Out of Our Head by on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
5 Tips to De-stress Your Holiday Knitting

The holidays are designed to be a time of fun and relaxation with friends and family, but often instead they become a time of crazy stress! No one really wants it to be stressful, it just is. So this is a time that knitters often turn to our hobby for a moment of relief. But […]

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Gwen and Kellie, Together Again

Filed in Industry Insight, Out of Our Head, Point of View by on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Gwen and Kellie, Together Again

Gwen was in my neck of the woods for most of last week and we spent all our time working on content for Eduknit.com. We have a lot of fun when we are together, and we enjoy the overlap of our professional life and our very real-life friendship.

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An Interview with EduKnit Member, Melissa Ravencraft

Filed in Point of View by on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
An Interview with EduKnit Member, Melissa Ravencraft

Hello, happy knitters! Jess here, Assistant to the Experts at 2sides2points.com. I get to do a little blog take-over today because Gwen and Kellie are immersed in video-making for EduKnit. Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing a fabulous knitter by the name of Melissa Ravencraft. Melissa is a member of our EduKnit community and a […]

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3 Different Cast-ons in 1 Project

Filed in Just Stitches, Skill Building by on November 6, 2014 1 Comment
3 Different Cast-ons in 1 Project

It is finally finished! A project I have knit at least twice and with all the “rip out, recalculate, re-knits” probably more like three or four times. It doesn’t look like much on the display form that is about 4 sizes smaller than me, but this continues to the be challenge of working alone, at […]

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Learning: Are You In or Out?

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View by on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Learning: Are You In or Out?

When you want to learn something new, where do you go? In or out? Does the desire for knowledge take you on a self-directed journey of research, experimentation and thinking? Or are you more likely to go to an outside source and find a direct answer?

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The Report from Stitches East

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View by on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Report from Stitches East

Last weekend Gwen and I were together in Hartford, Connecticut for Stitches East. We were also with many other great knitting friends. It’s totally inspiring for me to be in the company of so many truly talented and creative people.

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Brioche…But Even Better

Filed in Point of View by on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Brioche…But Even Better

Last week when I shared about the dog eating my homework, what she ate was this new, fabulous book by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark, Brioche Chic: 22 Fresh Knits for Women & Men. Luckily I had a chance to see it in person and give it a detailed read before I got home to the destroyed copy. And […]

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The Dog Ate My Homework and Other Tales from the Road

Filed in Out of Our Head by on October 2, 2014 8 Comments
The Dog Ate My Homework and Other Tales from the Road

I travel a lot. I average 75,000 airline miles a year without leaving the US. Most of the time I have no issue with traveling, but it is rarely as glamorous as non-travelers imagine. Airline seats are really too small (3 sets of reasonably sized shoulders DO NOT fit). Living out of a suitcase can […]

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Finishing Success!

Filed in Just Stitches, Skill Building by on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Finishing Success!

Here it is! The Mythos! Finishing it took me a little while longer than I thought to get it completely done, but I love it. I started this probably 3 years ago and it is worth the wait. I’ve been wearing it a lot. It’s perfect for indoor air conditioning as well as the transition […]

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