Tag: knitting

Cluck, Cluck, Baby!

If you do any kind of yarn crafts at all, you might know about two odd-sounding phrases. Frogging Yarn chicken For those who don’t know, or if you’re new to yarn crafts, let me explain a little bit. Frogging Frogs, toads, and the like make a ribbit sound. When you make a mistake or the […]

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Selecting Yarn for a Pattern

I have a lot of patterns. I have a lot of yarn. I don’t necessarily buy yarn for every pattern I have that I want to make. That would be a bit much, even for me. So what do I do? First, I go through the yarn I already have (and can access because some […]

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Other Creative Work

I talk about writing often enough here that you might wonder if I do any other creative work. I do. I knit, crochet, make jewelry, do handlettering, and make greeting cards. I primarily crochet, though. I love shawls and scarves. I’ve recently made an infinity scarf and a cowl for Christmas gifts. I’m working on […]

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Boredom vs. Quiet

Let’s revisit the poll I posted a few days ago. I asked if boredom was necessary for creatives. I didn’t get a lot of response, but that’s OK. I got a couple comments — here and on other social media platforms — that helped me formulate what I want to say. On my Facebook page, […]

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Getting Personal for a Minute

There are some things I don’t talk about on my blog or social media. It’s not that I’m embarrassed or ashamed, but they don’t fit in with my brand. Some of that will be changing, but there’s some that still won’t be talked about much. One of the things I don’t talk about is my […]

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Do You Have Creative Clutter?

Saturday, I gave a talk at the Ada Writers’ Group. We talked about creativity, some tips, ways to jump-start your creativity, some creativity exercises, and more. We even talked a little bit about clutter. If you know me and my attitudes about housecleaning and clutter, this is at least mildly amusing. I was talking about […]

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