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Crochet Basics: Getting to Know Your Yarn

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You’re probably all exhausted from all of my breathless Halloween posts these past few weeks, so let’s change it up a bit. We’ve been welcoming some new readers to our blog and our newly revamped social media pages for the past few months, so I thought that today we could go back to basics, Christina Aguilera-style. Let’s talk yarn! Yarn is most commonly made of cotton, wool or acrylic and is made from strands that are twisted together into a thicker string, which are rolled into a ball called a skein. Yarns are differentiated by their weights/thickness, material types, and...

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Doing What You Love

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Four years ago I passed a cute little yarn shop as I was out driving. For whatever reason, it grabbed my attention so much, with the adorable window displays and pretty knitted pieces, I had to go in and explore. My heart lit on fire with a passion and lust and zeal for yarn that I had forgotten I’d had as a young girl. I’d long been a crocheter, but had stopped, due to “life” happening. Seeing all the gorgeous knitted pieces, I simply HAD to learn to knit. Within a few months, I was knitting up a storm. I...

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Psychological Aspects Of Crocheting

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Some of our days are demandingly busy, and some are free to be used any way we choose. During those busy days we often find ourselves waiting. Waiting for a vehicle to be serviced, waiting to see a doctor, or waiting for a lecture to begin. Some people use that time to crochet as it passes the time in a pleasant manner and removes the angst of clock watching. Crocheting brings some health benefits, too. The repetition of crocheting is soothing and is similar to meditative repetition of a word, a sound, a phrase, prayer or musical activity which brings...

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