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8 Things I Can Do on 8 Acres

This isn’t about knitting.  It isn’t about any crafty thing really.  It is me just putting out to the universe how fortunate I am.  My husband and I celebrated our five year anniversary in July (clap, clap, clap).  On the … Continue reading

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Double Point and Circular Knitting Needle Storage. All in One.

There is a place for everything some would say.  I would say, “there is a case for every knitting needle.”  You have probably heard me say this before “If you want to store all your needles together. . .go get … Continue reading

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Grandma Corn’s Baby Sweater

    The pattern doesn’t change but the size can be tweaked by using thicker yarn and bigger needles.   The following are approximate sizes using a baby or  sport weight yarn: 3-6 month :  Size 1 and 3 needles For … Continue reading

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Mesh and Cotton Zip Pouches. The Latest Knitting Bag from della Q.

If you know me, you know my distaste for plastic.  I don’t like the feel of it.  I can’t stand the crumpling sound of it.  That said, I get how knitters want to see what is in their bag.  I … Continue reading

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250 lbs, Granola Bars, Lights and Checklists. della Q Prepares for Knitting Events and Festivals.

Have you been to a knitting event such as VK Live or Stitches?  Do you sometimes wonder how it all comes together?  If not, close this post and go do a few rows on your current knitting project. Otherwise, I thought … Continue reading

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Where to Find The Newest Knitting and Crafting Supplies

If you are a knitting or craft store retailer, you often are looking for the newest knitting and crafting supplies to offer to your customers.  One of the main sources of finding new knitting supplies is by attending a trade … Continue reading

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Seeking home… Nominate your LYS!

Last fall Della made a trip to Vietnam to visit her sewers and to choose fabric for the Spring 2016 line.  While there she spotted this sweet little sheep and knew he had to come back to the United States with … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How To Choose The Right Yarn For Your Knitting Project

Ariel Altaras of Stariel Knits shares her thoughts on how to choose the right yarn for your project. Working at a yarn store, people often ask me how to pick yarn for their project. Sometimes the suggested yarn isn’t available, or isn’t exactly … Continue reading

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Spring Forward with this free pattern!

There Goes Peter Cotton Tail Pattern by Cornelia’s Granddaughter                                                Materials needed: • 110 yards of Cascade 220 yarn (worsted) • Stuffing (poly fill)Spring • 10 yards fingering yarn for pompom tail, eyes and mouth • Stitch marker • 1 set … Continue reading

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Meet Stephanie Dosen and smile…

“Tiny Owl Knits patterns are designed by Stephanie Dosen, an American singer who lives in the mountains with her unicorn, puffy cat & a hefty yarn stash riddled with gnomes. The Tiny Owl has lots of nests around the web.” … Continue reading

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