How to Weave in your yarn tails while knitting

Color blocking and stripes are a fun and easy way to add a little visual interest to your knitting projects. Color blocks in a scarf take if from ordinary to magical, because we all know who wears a very famous color blocked scarf.

So what’s the issue?

The issue is the amount of finishing that’s required at the end of the project when we add in color blocks or stripes.

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Knitting garter stitch in the round creates the cutest, squishiest fabric, but it’s done in a way you might not expect.

If you don’t already know this about me, I absolutely love to knit in garter stitch. I’m more of a process knitter than anything so making swatches and knitting scarves in garter stitch is still enjoyable to me. Even after a decade of knitting, I still love working in this most basic of all stitch patterns.

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With Halloween right around the corner, how could I not share a very special post showing a simple but lovely hand crafted Halloween Costume?

Pair my super cute Foxy Lady Hat Knitting Pattern with the Makeup Tutorial I’m sharing with you today, and you will have the cutest costume on the block! What I love about this is that it can be worn by little girls, teenagers and adults.

Why is a knitting and craft blog sharing a makeup tutorial?

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Enjoy this Easy knitting pattern inspired by Cosplay. This post includes a free knitting pattern for the scarf.

Not only is this post sharing about the cutest costume I can imagine, it also includes a knitted accessory!

This accessory is so awesome, you can wear it as part of  a spring CosPlay event and then you can keep it around to wear next winter! You know I love my fun, but I still love that side order of practicality.
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How to make the knitting stitch pattern of Seed Stitch

Seed stitch pattern is a pretty common knitting stitch, and it’s a great one for beginners. But you  may wonder what exactly does that mean and when would you use something like that, and why? Let’s look at each part individually.

What does Seed stitch mean?

In knitting patterns, we use abbreviations to denote different stitches. Knit is abbreviated as K or k.

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Enjoy this Strawberry Frozen Yogurt recipe that uses 4 main ingredients so it’s easy to make and delicious to eat. Perfect summer recipe!

I live in the south, the Mid-Atlantic region to be exact. My city, Virginia Beach, is a very popular resort location. We are inundated with 100s of 1000s of visitors every summer who come for the narrow strip of trucked in , carefully placed sandy beach. People save all year to spend a few precious days walking up and down our concrete boardwalk.

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Today I present my first ever Funfetti Cupcakes! They are a bakery style vanilla cupcake topped with American style buttercream frosting. Because what’s more American than a Funfetti Cupcake? Perfect for birthdays or any summer party or cookout.

Say hello to my little friend, the Funfetti Cupcake topped with American Buttercream frosting. As you know, baking is pretty big around around here. And making cupcakes is very high on the list when it comes to favorite hobbies.

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Have you wondered about painting your own terra cotta pots? Specifically how easy is it to paint a flower pot? And can you do something extra fun like stencil paint on your flower pot?

If you have asked any of these questions you will be happy to know you are in the right place. And more importantly that the answer is YES, you can give your flower pots a whimsical touch. It’s easy to upcycle terra cotta pots by applying a stencil.

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Knitting is a wonderful way to show people how much you love them. 

This week, I’m sharing a darling photo session with two adorable sisters. I took the pictures for a yarn company who sent me the pieces to photograph for their pattern illustrations and online marketing. I don’t do too much of this kind of work anymore as my own business and blog have  grown so much, and that keeps me  busy.

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Peanut Butter Easter Eggs are simple to make, and peanut butter is the perfect soft, sweet filling. Cover your Easter Eggs in chocolate and you pretty much have perfection in a bite. Plus, they are adorable!

Here’s a little back story for you. My favorite class in high school was Home Ec. Most girls took it as an easy elective, and I started out that way, too. But as the weeks went on, I fell in love with that class.

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Easter is just around the corner, and that means we still have plenty of time to enjoy Easter crafts and recipes.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Easter is my favorite holiday. I love that it celebrates Spring, that it is filled with bright, cheery colors, that it has bunnies and chicks, and that it means the best darn candy all year long. Some people wait all year for Christmas candy and treats.

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