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Slow Knitting, Slow Crochet, and Mindfulness

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Slow Knitting, Slow Crochet, and Mindfulness

Have you ever sat in silence or with some soft background music and really took your time to work on your knitting or crochet project? Then you’ve felt part of what slow knitting and slow crochet is like. What is slow knitting and slow crochet? Slow knitting has been described by Hannah Thiessen as an approach to knitting (and crochet) that has an emphasis on making knitting/crochet a meditation, a passion and a unique necessity. She further goes on to write in her book Slow Knitting: “For those of us who knit, our fiber purchases add up, too, and quickly...

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Why Knitting and Crocheting While in Self-isolation Can Help You

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Why Knitting and Crocheting While in Self-isolation Can Help You

With the world in constant movement — and at the moment it feels like constant crisis — it’s important to take time to unplug from news feeds that run 24/7, all the social media channels, and to find an oasis of calm away from any anxiety you might be feeling.  Knitting, crochet, and other crafts can be the perfect thing to take your mind off the current crisis while you find yourself in self-isolation. Not only does this time of self-isolation give you a chance to dig into your stash and take out that yarn you’ve been saving for later...

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Celebrities Who Knit and Crochet

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Celebrities Who Knit and Crochet

So often we see celebrities on screen or at premieres or award shows and wonder if they have any “normal” hobbies that they do during their time off. Well, there are some celebrities after our own hearts who love knitting and crochet! Here are just a few of the celebrities — both men and women — who like to get stuck into some yarn between learning lines and appearing on camera. Krysten Ritter — Knitter Known for her roles in Breaking Bad and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter is also an avid knitter who have not only taught others on...

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What You Need to Start Crocheting

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What You Need to Start Crocheting

  It can be daunting to know where to start when you want to learn to crochet and that’s why we’ve put together this guide to welcome all the new crocheters into the community! In this article we’ll show you what you definitely need to start crocheting, give a few examples of tools to use, and also show you the just-nice-to-have items to add to your growing toolkit. Crochet hooks Choosing the right crochet hook is actually a lot easier than it may seem when you just type in “crochet hooks” on Amazon or go to your local yarn store....

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How Different Types of Knitting Needles and Needle Sizes Work

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How Different Types of Knitting Needles and Needle Sizes Work

Everyone, when they just start to knit, feel a bit intimidated by the wide variety of knitting needles that are available to use. That’s why we’ve compiled this quick guide to help you find the perfect knitting needle for your project. The different types of knitting needles available There are four main types of knitting needles available: Straight or one-pointed knitting needles Circular knitting needles (which can also have interchangeable tips and cables, but more about this later) Double pointed needles or DPNs Cable needles Knitting needles can be made from a wide variety of materials. Metal, wood, bamboo, and...

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