Category Archives: Craft Business

Things that relate to owning a craft business.

Pleated Cable Summer Sweater – Part 2B

This post is labeled 2B because, well, I made a HUGE mistake.  I got to the point where I had to make the box pleats and realized that I didn’t have enough stitches to make the pleats.  In other words, … Continue reading

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Pleated Cable Summer Sweater – Part 2

My yarn arrived the other day and I couldn’t wait to get started on my latest sweater design.  All my swatching was done, so I dove straight in. I absolutely love this yarn – Universal Yarn’s Bamboo Pop (50% cotton, … Continue reading

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I’ve Become Obsessed

I’ve never been a person that’s been a big follower of the fashion world, but I have to admit – lately, I’ve become obsessed with the fashion house Balmain. I don’t know if it’s an oxymoron, but I’ve never been … Continue reading

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When A License Is Not A License

I finally finished my University of Kentucky clutch! There’s a store nearby me that sells only UK goods, so I thought I’d see if they would like to carry my clutch in their store. The response was something I didn’t … Continue reading

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When Work Interferes With Knitting

I’m working so much lately that it’s interfering with my knitting. And my blogging! While I’ve been trying to get my fiber business off the ground, I took a part-time job at a local CPA firm to make ends meet. … Continue reading

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Fingerless Gloves

I never really understood the point of fingerless gloves… until now!  It’s been so cold INSIDE my house due to the deep freeze we’ve had this winter, that I rummaged through my yarn stash to find some yarn to make … Continue reading

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The Quirk in Polyvore

Yellow and Gray Winter Wonderland by bluegrass-fiber-arts featuring vintage jewelry Polyvore.com can be a great place to get your products noticed in a relatively short period of time and to a lot of people. However, there is one BIG thing … Continue reading

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My Handbag Was In a Fashion Blog!

My raspberry and black clutch was featured in a fashion blog!  I’m so excited I can barely speak! So, if you look below this post, you’ll see where I reblogged her post.  It’s entirely in French, but when I saw my … Continue reading

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mode | idées Tenues pour Noël

Originally posted on the Leisurely Style:
Oho Hoh mes enfants ! Sachez que je suis sincèrement désolé de ne pas avoir posté d’article depuis une semaine. Mais sans vous mentir, je n’avais vraiment plus d’inspiration pour écrire quelque chose… Je…

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Working With Non-Stretchy Yarns

I’ve been working on a long-sleeved version of my Arabesque Metallic Sweater pattern.  Since Paton’s Metallic Yarn is 90% tencil and, therefore, not stretchy, casting on and binding off has some challenges.  I think this issue exists for any plant-based fiber yarn. … Continue reading

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