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Tackling Project Clutter | Sakeenah.com 5

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...

Audiobooks Make Crafting Even Better! - Get 2 Free at Sakeenah.com 5

Audiobooks Make Crafting Even Better

Once you get that rhythm going in a pattern, humming along in the nice alpha waves of a meditative activity like crocheting or knitting, it’s fun to experiment with some creative multitasking. What do you like to do to make crafting even better? Some people like to watch TV or maybe even switch back and forth between reading a book. Me, I love to listen to audiobooks! Audiobooks have brought so much joy to my life.  I never would have imagined that being able to listen to books would have brightened my family’s day so much. It is a pleasant...

Quick Tip for Organizing Your Crochet and Yarn Stash - Save your plastic zippered bag from comforters and pillows for yarn and project storage - more on Sakeenah.com 7

Quick Tip for Organizing Your Crochet Projects and Yarn Stash

Here’s a quick tip that will help you organize your yarn stash and your knit or crochet works in progress: Save those wonderful heavy duty zippered bags linens, comforters and pillows come in. These bags are great for storing your yarn and make keep your bigger projects like making your own king size blanket portable for just a little while longer. When the best part of getting a new comforter or pillow is getting your hands on those zippered plastic bags they come in, you just might have a yarn problem. Now don’t go out and buy new stuff just...

Get to know knitwear desginer Rahymah UmmNoura in this interview. Read on Sakeenah.com #knit #knitting 14

Interview with Knitwear Designer Rahymah UmmNoura

  It’s a pleasure to present an interview with knitwear designer Rahymah UmmNoura of Rahymah Handworks. Rahymah’s designs are stunning and I really admire them, mashaallah. Rahymah’s most recent design, La Pasionaria, is an elegant beaded cardigan that is a beauty to behold. I’ll let the picture speak for itself. Grab a cup of tea and let’s get to know Rahymah. How did you first learn to knit? When I was a small child, my grandmother taught me the basics (after I got on her nerves begging her to do so). I felt like I was struggling a lot with...

Over 50 Websites to Get Free & Original Knitting Patterns! 8

Over 50 Websites to Get Free Knitting Patterns

Listed in alphabetical order, here is a list of over 50 sites that offer free knitting patterns. All links are to sites that offer original knitting patterns, not copied collections from other places. Whether you are looking for free knitting patterns for beginners, instructions on how to knit or free patterns for knitting stitches, you can find it here! Please share my link if you would like to share the post. Are you a visual learner? Check out the Complete Beginner’s Guide to Knitting DVD. A Amazon – No Kindle needed! You can get Free Knitting Patterns instantly on Amazon....