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Tackling Project Clutter | Sakeenah.com 4

Tackling Project Clutter

I need a UFO (unfinished object) intervention before even picking up a crochet hook. Lately I have this desperate need to get my yarn and stash down to absolute zero. A nice controlled burn to nothing and buy on an as-needed basis only. I know this is akin to fiber art sacrilege here. Everybody needs a hoard, right? I can’t do it anymore. I feel like every weekend for a year is booked with knitting and crochet projects I don’t want to really even do. Organizing my yarn stash by fiber type into plastic bins helped a little. I could...

Lessons Learned As a New Knitter | Sakeenah.com 0

Lessons Learned As a New Knitter

I finally did it! I got past the oh, that looks so cool but so intimidating feelings about learning to knit and just started. What finally got me to get going learning to knit is this crazy thing called scheduling, which I would have never thought to try before. Doesn’t everyone just wait to be in the mood to learn something new? I installed one of those to do list apps that organized people use and the wheels started turning, I could use this to crack open Stitch ‘n Bitch for 15 or 20 minutes a day and actually move...

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Stock up on patterns with 40% off at Interweave

Interweave is one of my favorite places to buy crochet patterns and magazines. Digital patterns makes it easy to get started on a project right away. Here’s a great opportunity to stock up. Now through June 5 (11:59 pm MT) save 40% at Interweave! They have something for everyone: knitting, crochet, beading, weaving, etc. I’ve had my eye on the Trillium Tunic pattern but I’ll probably just go ahead and buy the whole Interweave Crochet, Summer 2011 issue it was featured in and grab a bunch of other patterns for close to the same price. Leave me a note if...

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Yarn Craft: Scraps Are For The Birds!

Spring is finally here! Do you feel like you’ve been waiting forever? Me too! One of my favorite signs of spring is seeing birds fly past, busy with building their nests in hopes of impressing a mate with a decked out place to settle down. Even better is when a few birds decide to call the yard home and we get to hear their serenades and cheeping of brand new babies. This year I’m trying out leaving nesting material out in hopes of seeing some scrap yarn get put to good use. I would be fun to see a splash of some pink...

A Crocheted Pink Baby Girl Blanket | Link to free pattern in post - Sakeenah.com 2

A Crocheted Pink Baby Girl Blanket

I have so much boy energy in my life that I sometimes just need to whip up a nice pink or otherwise girlie  blanket. I never really have anyone in mind when I make them and usually just give them away as new baby gifts. What? Me, finally get around to selling anything? Pffft! Maybe one day I’ll feel worthy enough. One of my favorite free patterns for a crocheted baby blanket is the Lacy V-Stitch Ripple Afghan from Heather Tucker at Mama’s Stitchery. The pattern includes instructions for crochet a throw sizes extra small to extra large. It was...