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5 Ways to Love Your Yarn Stash

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5 Ways to Love Your Yarn Stash

Every 6-8 months or so, I go into my yarn stash and purge. Much of what I purge is leftover yarn from projects that I keep “just in case”. Once a period of time goes by I feel comfortable to let the leftovers go to a school or senior center that has a fiber group. But there also tends to be several skeins that I may have had sitting in my yarn stash for 2-3 years that I keep telling myself that I am going to use.  Then a year or two later that yarn falls out of favor and...

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Weave in Ends - Reliably!

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Weave in Ends - Reliably!

One of the most important parts of crochet, yet the most overlooked part, is finishing off, or, rather learning to weave in the ends. When my Nonna taught me to crochet way back in 1974, there were two things she told me that continue to reverberate in my head: 1) The back of the piece must look as good as the front, even if no one else is going to see it. 2) Finishing is what makes your piece shine. She also taught me a foolproof way to weave in ends without the possibility of having them pull out with...

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