Hat Overload

I am sick of knitting hats. It seems like everything I knit for my upcoming show is a hat.  That needs to stop. So, I’m focusing on other types of projects, such as notebook covers and coffee cup sleeves, stuff like that.  Oh, and trinket bags.  Just not hats. I’ll probably knit a chunky scarf […]

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Kallee in her Pixie Hat

Remember those photos from that fun four-year-old?  I would like to introduce Kallee in her hat that her mother commissioned for me to do!  Joy, Kallee’s mom, took these photos and sent them on to me.  The last one, Kallee specifically mentioned that her mother should “Send this one to Jenn.”  I’m so glad she […]

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Jenn the Dummy

I’m a big dummy. Why am I a big dummy, you may say?  I’ll tell you.  I wrenched my back out of whack.  A little back (heh) story.  I’ve had back problems for a good chunk of my adult life.  I had back surgery almost two years ago.  It helped a lot and I’m glad […]

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When did I become a lace knitter?

So, I’ve noticed something lately when knitting.  I knit A LOT of simple lace.  The funny thing is that lace knitting sort of scares me with its intricate decreases, yarnovers, and charts.  Still, simple lace has become a way of knitting for me.  Is this a leap into complex lace?  Time will tell, I suppose.  […]

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Photography for Crafters

  As I’ve said before, I love it when crafting and photography combine.  Recently, I got a book about both, surprisingly.  It’s Interweave’s The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos:The Best Techniques for Showcasing Your Handmade Creations.  I have to say, it’s a great book!  Lots of great tips, tricks for doing fancy lighting tricks […]

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