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FibreShare

Katherine DaSilva Creating Joy

If you're on Instagram I'm sure you've been seeing the posts about FibreShare.  Have you been wondering what it is?  This is my second round participating in FibreShare and well if your not familiar with it and you're just not quite sure what all the hubbub is about let me catch you up. FibreShare is a wonderful way to make new yarny friends and add some new yarns to your stash.  Maybe some you've never tried before.     FibreShare started in 2015 as a swap between a small group of friends and has continued to grow ever since to...

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Seven Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Knitting

Katherine DaSilva If I Can't Take My Knitting I'm Not Going

I first picked up a pair of knitting needles more than 20 years ago.  I wanted to learn to knit but didn't have anyone to ask to teach me so I purchased a "Teach Yourself to Knit" kit and some acrylic yarn and set out to teach myself.  My first project was a cabled afghan.  It was this creamy ivory color and I could imagine it laying across the back of my couch. Not long after I started knitting that afghan I met a lady through a friend who was a seasoned knitter.  I was excited to talk to someone about knitting,...

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Shop Update: February 4, 2019

Katherine DaSilva

Did you miss the shop update on Friday?  Of course, you didn't because it's happening on Monday.  I got your back.  I usually update the shop every third Friday but I decided to push this update to Monday because if you haven't heard a new round of Fibre Share just started and not only am I participating but I'm also a Fibre Share vendor.  What does that all mean?  Well...I'll tell you all about Fibre Share in an upcoming post but right now I just want to show you what's coming to the shop.       Yes, I like big...

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Nine Projects I'm Making in 2019

Katherine DaSilva Creating Joy

Did I say nine?  I may have miscounted.  But let's start there. Last year I decided to participate in the Make Nine Challenge hosted by Rochelle of @homerowfiberco.  If you don't know what the Make Nine Challenge is it's a very easy going way to challenge yourself to complete nine projects you want to sew, knit, quilt or any other type of craft you like to do.  There are no prizes other than the finished projects you reward yourself with and there are no penalties if you don't complete your chosen projects.  Again, other than those you give yourself.  You're not in competition...

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One Word

Katherine DaSilva

Did you make any resolutions for 2019?  If you did my guess is that you've already given up on most if not all of them.  I don't make resolutions.  Not anymore.  A couple of years ago I started choosing a word for the year.   The idea is that instead of setting a lot of different resolutions, you select one single word to help guide you and be your focus.  You then use that word to set goals throughout the year.  Have you ever tried it? It's not too late to choose one for 2019 and I'm going to break it down and give...

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