The Standing Double Crochet stitch is one I came to late – and I wish I’d known about it years earlier! It’s not a stitch that you’ll usually find specified in a pattern, and as such it has no standard abbreviation. What it is, is a technique – one that will allow you to start a new row on a crochet project without having to use the telltale “join with a slip stitch and chain 3” – and I can’t wait to share it with you!
Crochet hooks – for such a simple tool, they inspire endless debate, and often loyalty. Inline vs. non-inline, pencil hold vs knife hold vs whatever it is that person over there is doing – it’s all good. You can buy them in any craft store, most little yarn stores, and even some major retailers… or you can make your own!
Happy 4th of July to all my fellow USians! I hope you’re having a great day, full of fun and sun and whatever else you like to do – maybe even knit or crochet. Of course, moogly is international, so hello to the rest of you, and here’s hoping you’re having a great day too!
Now let’s get on with it! Here are the best tips, tricks, and ideas I found on Pinterest this week. The links go directly to the sites, so you don’t have to be on Pinterest to enjoy them.
Ear buds, earbuds, in-ear headphones – so handy, so sleek, so maddening when they are knotted and tangled. I use mine nearly every day, yet they still managed to get tied up in knots. I’d seen other patterns for covers, but none of them were exactly what I was looking for. Finally, I took action, and here’s the result!
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Whew, it’s been a crazy weekend here. A surgery, a wedding, a child’s birthday party… I’m in total recovery mode today. But I wanted to take a few minutes here to share with you one of the little tricks I picked up several years ago and used just this past week – “killing” acrylic yarn!
Going to the yarn store is always fun and exciting – so much potential in all those beautiful skeins. But you aren’t limited to what’s in the store. You can make your own – no spinning required! I’ve scoured the web this morning to bring you 6 great tutorials for making your own yarn: