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The Power of Charts

Filed in Skill Building by on July 2, 2015 1 Comment
The Power of Charts

If you have followed us for very long, you know that both Kellie and I are a fan of charts. It is one of the ways that we are “the same.” Charts can be a great way to visualize what is happening with you knitting without investing rows of knitting time. It is also a great […]

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Audio Book Round-Up

Filed in Out of Our Head by on June 29, 2015 0 Comments
Audio Book Round-Up

I just got back from a two-week road trip to visit my kids in Utah. Here are some audio books I enjoyed listening to while driving and knitting (NOT at the same time!) Click on the book covers to check them out on Amazon. (Yep, we do get a little kickback if you happen to purchase […]

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The Twisting of Stitches

Filed in Skill Building by on June 25, 2015 1 Comment
The Twisting of Stitches

As we continue to answer the questions you have asked, a late entry wonders about twisted stitches often referred to as knitting through the back loop. Although the question seems innocent enough, there is actually quite a bit of technical information that goes along with the topic! The specific question from Patricia is: “I’m currently knitting […]

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The Connection of Knitting

Filed in Uncategorized by on June 22, 2015 5 Comments
The Connection of Knitting

For the last few weeks, I’ve been working on refreshing some classes, including redoing handouts, rethinking outlines, and the like. As I’ve tinkered, I’ve thought a lot about wanting to transmit to my students the joy of knitting and how much I value the connection it gives me to other people.

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The Joys and Challenges of Entrepreneurship

Filed in Point of View by on June 18, 2015 0 Comments
The Joys and Challenges of Entrepreneurship

When I look back at my total career the largest percentage I was working as an entrepreneur. Whenever I say (or type) the word entrepreneur it sounds fascinating and glamorous. Although it is almost always fascinating, I don’t think glamorous would ever be a word I would use to describe my job! The truth is […]

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Mystery Yarns and Yardage

Filed in Skill Building by on June 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mystery Yarns and Yardage

Beverly asks: I have too many skeins of yarn without ball bands so I cannot easily determine yardage. I have a scale so I can weigh the skein and I can pretty much tell the type of yarn (worsted or bulky, for example). Is there a way I can use this information to determine how […]

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Technical Knitting Questions Answered

Filed in Just Stitches, Skill Building by on June 11, 2015 0 Comments
Technical Knitting Questions Answered

A few weeks ago we sent a call out for questions from our readers. We received a number of responses all of which were awesome questions. Over the next weeks (possibly months) we will be answering these questions. Even though we made a special call for questions, please know that we are ALWAYS anxious for you […]

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Intarsia in the Round

Intarsia in the Round

We asked for questions to make sure this content is meeting your needs and you responded! Thank you!

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Busyness of the Knitting Business

Filed in Out of Our Head by on June 4, 2015 0 Comments
Busyness of the Knitting Business

Say the word knitting and most people think of rocking chairs, slow movements and relaxation. And I would have to agree that when knitting is done “right” – at least one if not all three of these things rings true. But not so much when knitting is your business. This past week for Kellie and […]

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TNNA Recap: Summer 2015

Filed in Industry Insight by on June 1, 2015 0 Comments
TNNA Recap: Summer 2015

Jess here, taking over for Gwen and Kellie as they’re both busy with TNNA-related activities today. In case you’ve seen a lot of TNNA buzz on social media this weekend and you’re not quite sure where it is, I’ve got a little round-up for you!

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