Many people will pick up needles or a hook and some yarn at some point in their lives. So what is the key to getting them to stick with it? Guideline #1: Make sure the person learning really wants to learn. Many people will try to knit or crochet on a whim because they think… Continue reading Episode 19: Spreading the Obsession (or, Teaching Others to Knit or Crochet)
Don’t be afraid of making sweaters! Sarah and I are here to get you squared away to make your perfect sweater, that fits you well and will last a long time. If you can read a pattern, you should try a sweater! By the way, we try to use craft-inclusive language, but know that we… Continue reading Episode 11: Your Perfect Sweater
What do you need to do before you start working on your latest project? Today we’re talking about best practices to keep your crafts tidy, and are mainly focusing on knitting, crochet, and spinning. The best way you can start any project is by picking a good pattern. Look for something well-written, easy to follow,… Continue reading Episode 10: Setting Yourself Up for Success
Hi everyone! Today we’re going to be talking about socks – how to make them, and how to make them last. As a note, we’re going to focus on knitted socks. You can crochet socks, but Sarah and I don’t have enough experience with crochet to comment on those. I would guess that a lot… Continue reading Episode 9: Let’s Talk About Socks, Baby!
Today we’re talking about the online aspect of the fiber world – for a long time, you probably learned to craft from people you knew, but the online world is making things easier to learn and more accessible. Ravelry.com is the most common and most used online fiber network. It is a pattern and yarn… Continue reading Episode 3: Wool Online