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  • A Yarn Festival! A Yarn Harlot!

    This post originally appeared on my personal blog on September 20, 2014 and has been edited and republished here with the permission of the author (that's me!).  I was so excited about my weekend that I wanted to tell you about it because I had a lovely time and bought so much lovely yarn.  I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do with all of it, but I do know that Crochet Scarves & Cowls and Knit Scarves & Cowls are going to be put to good use in the very near future.  I'm so excited!!!

    Sky Loom Weavers donated fiber to the event totes. They are beautiful people!  This is alpaca!

    I went to the Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza on Friday!  I took off a few hours from work and drove to Hot Springs with music blasting loud enough to shake my windows. I wandered around the vendor hall, clutching my chest before I bought anything.

    But then I bought things.

    From the sale bin of Daizie Knits. They were nice!

     I used cash.  Um, until I ran out.  And then I used debit.

    Why yes, there is a yarn outfit named Magic and Moonshine.  I obviously bought magic yarn.

     One of the most exciting things I bought was this:

    That's a drop spindle kit from Twisted Purl.  Since I pre-registered, I had a goodie bag with some fleece in it.  Rather than give it to one of my spinning friends, I decided to get a spindle.  Most of the basic, regular ol' spindles were $10.  So why not buy a starter kit with a whopping 2 oz. of wool to go with it for just $5 more?!

    I tried it out a little as soon as I got home and it went terrible.  Just awful.  I can't wait to watch more video tutorials and practice some more!  I've been watching people in my knitting group struggle and muck around with this for months and it looks like a lot of fun.

    The vendors weren't just selling yarn and fiber, though!  There were stitch markers and project bags and t-shirts.  I bought these finger puppets for my little girl.   She loved them.

    I also bought this little mini-skein of yarn because I might make some socks for Boris the bear.  My big girl loves dressing up that bear (even though we keep telling her "He's a bear! He wears a fur coat!"), and I think she'd be tickled with some socks for him.

    From Must Stash Yarns. I wish some of these baby skeins had sparkles.  Because she had sparkle yarn! It was lovely.

     I also bought this skein of yarn because it looks like enough to make the two of us some matching beanies.  They're going to be pretty short and simple, but I love this yarn.  It's so dadgummed fall-ish and I want us to have matching hats.

    From The Hen House. I was taking pictures of their yarn, and then someone gently informed me that they didn't allow that and then I was too timid to take any more pictures of anyone's yarn in the vendor's hall!

     But the best part of the evening was when my knitting friends came out of their classes and basically bossed me into grabbing dinner with them and listening to the keynote speaker.

    *It's not that I needed my husband's permission to go out and spend money and feel joy and see my friends, but I did feel like I should head home even though he was like "Hey, have fun. Let me know when you're on your way back." But the knitters 'made' me eat Mexican food, and then we sat and knitted and listened to the Yarn Harlot talk about knitting.

    She's a fantastic storyteller.   She's funny and smart and talented and made the act of sitting there knitting with my friends and having a fantastic time at a fiber arts festival feel so very legitimate. 

    I don't mean like as in, some people make money doing this.  Although some people do and they're serious business people and incredibly talented at their craft.  I mean like as in, this is not nearly as silly as golf.  It's not just for grandmas and it never has been.  It's a fantastic skill, all by itself, and it doesn't need a rebranding for people to love it.  You can do it however you want, in whatever way you want, and you absolutely should never downplay it.  Lately, I've tried to notice whenever I feel like I should dismiss some work that I did by pointing out the flaws or fudging on the number of hours I spent making something.  And then I try to shut that whole thing down.  

    I'm lucky to have a very appreciative spouse and family, who are always incredibly nice and supportive about everything I make.  And I'm also lucky to be in a knitting group where we freely admit to one another and the strangers who pass by our table and ask us about our projects HOW MUCH TIME AND EFFORT goes into some of our projects.  But even then! Even! Then!  I still try to normalize knitting in a way that really freaking downplays how difficult it can be for me to understand a pattern, find time to work on it, and finish something up on a deadline and in the color you want.  And that's dumb.

    I don't want to be dumb.  I'm brilliant.  I can tackle any project I want.  I can do fantastic things!  I can complain about how I am incompetent at drop spindle spinning because I've only had about 20 minutes of practice!  It's fine!  It's great even!

    I kind of lost where I was going with that rant, so whatever.  Here's what I knitted during the talk.

    It's another Tomten jacket for my daughter.  She's outgrowing the one I made for her two years ago.  I picked out blue for her and for my nephew, and she picked out the green for the border.  (It was that, or yellow.)  It's coming along nicely and I love all this garter stitch and simple construction.  I got probably a little over 2" done during the speech, when I wasn't laughing so hard that I had to wipe tears off my face.  I cry a lot when I laugh.  It's fine.
    This was like a really good knight night, multiplied by 100 and with a lot more spending.  I loved it.  It was so very needed, and incredibly great.  Oh hey, here's another picture of yarn.
     
    I don't know what I'm going to do with this really lightweight yarn from Knitting Rose Yarns. I don't care. It was on sale. It's beautiful. It lives with me now.  Everything is awesome.

    It was such a spectacular event and I'm so thrilled that I was able to go.  Big effusive thank yous to the organizers for putting on this awesome gathering and to the beautiful sponsors Lost City Knits, Sky Loom Weavers, Knittin' on the Corner, The Yarn Mart (my local yarn shop!), Knit Unto Others, and WEBS.

  • 10 Types of Scarves to Be Excited for This Fall

    If you are a knitter or a crocheter (or both) scarves might be your favorite accessory. Here are 10 different styles of scarves to DIY! 
     
    1. Pockets
    So cute! Keep your hands warm without having to bother with mittens. 
     
    quince&co: Skadi
    Ravelry: Shui Kuen Kozinski 
    2. Cowls 
    Everyone loves a good cowl. Knit or crochet! 
    Knit Cowls
    Crochet Cowls
    3. Bulky
    There is just something wonderful about a big bulky scarf in the winter. They are warm, and an especially stylish way to pull together an outfit. 
    The Freckled Fox
    Etsy: LuluLuvs
    4. Skinny 
    While they might not be as warm as a bulky scarf, skinny scarves are certainly stylish. 
    Skinny Scarves
    Ravelry: Jared Flood

    5. Long

    There are so many different ways to wear an extra long scarf.

    Etsy: ThreeBirdNest
    Loom Knit Hats & Scarves
     
    6. Short
    Show off your artistic side with these extra-stylish scarves. 
    iCrochet
    Knit Cowls
    7. Scoodie 
    I have mentioned this unique scarf trend before. "Scoodie" stands for "scarf hoodie". 
    Hooded Scarves - Book 2
    Art Fire 

    8. Infinity 

    These scarves go right along with bulky scarves in being trendy. So many fun ways to wear this scarf that is a big circle.

    Etsy: ThreeBirdNest

    9. Buttons

    A cute and stylish addition to a scarf. This scarf is a loom knitting favorite! 
    Loom Knit Hats & Scarves

    10. Ears

    Ok, it's a little silly. But are these not adorable? 
    Ravelry: Mary Beth Temple
    Thanks for reading!
    Stay Crafty!
    -Marie
  • A Warm Pumpkin Hat for a Wee Noggin

    I'm sharing a recycled post with you today because it's about pumpkin hats.  Who doesn't love a good post about pumpkin hats!?  I made this Pumpkin Hat from Warm Hats for Wee Noggins and it's just so cute I had to show it to you again. Enjoy!

    Okay, I held off for as long as I could.  But we're nearly halfway through September, Arkansas's heat wave is nearly gone, and it is just plain time to start talking about pumpkin things.  Actual pumpkins, pumpkin-flavored drinks, pumpkin recipes--I love them all.  But it wasn't until I had my daughter a couple of years ago that I learned of the wonderful world of pumpkin hats.

    I love a good theme hat, obviously.  But a pumpkin hat?  Oh man.  Knock me over with a skein of sock yarn.  I cannot handle that kind of cute.  One of the very first times I successfully followed a hat pattern was when I made my little girl a pumpkin hat.  I was super motivated because there was no way I was going to take her to the pumpkin patch without a hand knitted pumpkin hat.

    Oh look, it's all my dreams coming true in one chilly afternoon.  Also, holy crappy decrease stitches, Batman!

    My little girl's hat still fits her, but I wanted to try out the Punkin' Patch hat from Warm Hats for Wee Noggins because this pattern has a leaf AND a tendril.  Besides, I rationalized to myself, I have a friend at work who loves pumpkins and this would be really precious on her granddaughter.  And you guys, this little hat did not disappoint.

    I love it! 

    As always, I went down a needle size (to a Size 7) because of my gauge, but that's it.  And that's not even really a mod.  Everything about this adorable little creation is perfect.  It calls for your standard worsted weight yarn, and I used some Red Heart and Vanna's Choice along with scraps for the leaf and tendril. 

    Oh, and that stem?  It involves just the tiniest bit of stranded knitting.

    It doesn't hurt a bit, I swear!  Since there's only three rows of knitting with two colors, and the hat itself is so small, this would be an excellent introduction to stranded knitting for a beginner.  And, it's adorable.  Just stinking adorable.

    As you can tell, this hat will fit a head slightly larger than a pie pumpkin.

    Well, probably a lot larger than a pie pumpkin.

    I knit this in the 12 months size, but Warm Hats for Wee Noggins includes instructions for 3 preemie sizes and 3 full-term sizes with each pattern.  This could be a lovely little hat for any small person--especially those little folks who need warmth the most!

    I really love this hat.  I love the way you knit the stem.  I love that the leaf is lighter than the stem.  I love that the tendril ..... exists.  Seriously, even if you don't have the yarn to make the leaf a lighter green than the stem, please find a tiny bit of scrap yarn to make this tendril.  It's an itty bitty amount of knitting and it's all curly and adorable and the perfect thing to add to a perfect hat for a perfectly adorable baby.  You just have to.  Promise me.

    I realize I sound a bit silly but I take my silly hats very seriously. It's nearly fall and the pumpkins are here.

    More importantly, so are the pumpkin hats!

    This post was first published on September 12, 2013.  And if you were wondering: my friend at work was thrilled with this hat and said it was her granddaughter's favorite hat.  She emailed me a few cute pictures of her little punkin wearing the hat.  I'm hoping it fits her this year as well!

  • Garter Stitch, Daydreams, and General Tomfoolery

    I'm knitting a Tomten Jacket for my daughter.  I pulled out her old one out last week and put it on her, only to discover that it's getting a bit short.  I made this a couple of years ago and it seemed like she could wear it until she was five.  Um, nope.  I don't mind, though.  I love this pattern, and I love garter stitch.  I haven't gotten super far on it yet, but I've already had plenty of time to zone out and make plans for other garter stitch projects.  I mean, there's Garter Stitch for Baby, and Projects for Baby, and a bunch of the hats in Warm Hats for Wee Noggins.  So much garter stitch!

    And I'm realizing that these are all baby patterns.  I do love garter stitch for babies.  There's just something about it.  Maybe because it grows with its wearer.  Maybe because I just love knit stitches so much.  Garter stitch fabric lays flat and looks all cute and bumpy.

    I love it so much I've made several hats for my daughter and my nephew that use garter stitch.  Several of the hats in Warm Hats for Wee Noggins are just garter stitch knitted flat and then seamed up with some embellishments.  Like this Valentine's Day hat!  I love this one.

    And there's the Baby Hat from Garter Stitch for Baby.

    And the booties.

    It works for bibs in Knit in a Day for Baby.

    I just....ugh, I love garter stitch so much.  If I had to pick a favorite pattern from these, I don't even know if I could.  Which reminds me!  Well, I'm reminded of two things.  Firstly, if you have a Ravelry account (seriously, go get one. You can lose hours of your life looking through patterns!  Doesn't that sound like so much fun!?) you need to join the group Fans of Leisure Arts Patterns.  It's run by friend of the blog Debbie and it's a fun place where people share their project photos of Leisure Arts patterns they've made. I'm snoopy and love it so dang much.

    And! Secondly, there's a thread in the group's discussion board right now for a giveaway!  All you have to do is link to your favorite Leisure Arts pattern to be eligible for the chance to win a $10 coupon code for Leisure Arts.  Get over there and check it out!  Even if you don't win, you'll probably come away with a few more patterns to list in your queue. I love seeing what other people love, and I've had a nice time lurking.  The thread will be closed on October 12, so hurry on over and talk about what you like because I've got a lot of garter stitch to work through, and I'm dying of nosiness. 

  • Weekly Dishcloth: Pumpkin Party!

    Well, now I don't want to stop with the holiday crafts.  I've started decorating my home for fall and now I'm making Halloween crafts.  The first completed one? The Pumpkin dishcloth from Dishcloths for Special Days!

    This is a sweet little dishcloth.  And I do mean little.  You only cast on 35 stitches for each of these patterns, and you get a sweet little dishcloth that measures about 7" X 9" square. I like it. And I love these designs where you you draw a picture with purl stitches, and I love this grinning jack o'lantern. 

    If you make one for yourself, I suggest you use the orangest yarn you can find.  I tried a pumpkin dishcloth with yarn that was a little more peachy than orange once.  It looked like I made a dishcloth with some weird peach on it.  You know, if someone carved a face into a peach.  Go with orange.  Anything that looks like a hunter's vest or a traffic cone will do beautifully.  I used Sugar'n Cream yarn in the Hot Orange color.  It is bright.

    This dishcloth is fun and festive and cheerful.  I got a craving for 'fun-size' chocolate bars while I was knitting it.  And it's marked as an easy pattern.  Like all the patterns in Dishcloths for Special Days, the pattern has written instructions and a chart.  This is a great pattern for a beginning knitter, or a knitter who's new to charts, or someone who gets excited about holiday projects.  I think you can guess which one I am! 

    Happy weekend crafting!

  • In Praise of Yarnbombing Your Own Home

    It's September.  I have already enjoyed a pumpkin spice latte, gone hiking, placed the fall wreath on my front door, and decorated my balcony with a banner made from Square 3 from 99 Granny Squares to Crochet.

    I'm really in the swing of things this fall!

    I recently took down the banner I made from Square 49 from 99 Granny Squares to Crochet.   I loved that banner.  With cotton yarn and a slightly nautical look, this was a perfect summery banner for my balcony.

     

    But we're slipping slowly out of summer weather, and the banner has been starting to show some wear and tear.  It needs a good trip through the washing machine, and some squares are a little faded from the sun.  It was time for a new look.

    When I made my fall banner last year, I didn't think about the length of the banner.  I don't know why I wasn't thinking, but I definitely wasn't!  Maybe I got excited about the fall colors, or the fact that I was crocheting granny triangles instead of granny squares.

    Something went a little haywire in my excitement and I made quite a few granny triangles and when I strung them up I had a banner longer than any space in my home.  The balcony is a good place for this!

    Sometimes I feel a little weird about tossing my handmade items out into the elements.  I worry that having a bunch of things out on the balcony will look a little trashy.  I almost worry about some yarnbomb-hating person reading this and getting all huffy (I've seen it happen before. Did you know people on the Internet have really strong opinions?!), but not quite because I'm an adult and don't care.  If I had made someone a blanket and they left it out in the rain, I'd be in a huff to end all huffs.  But these are a few squares that I enjoyed making and now I've out where I can enjoy them.  I can't think of a more fun way to declare "A crafter lives here!" than doing silly things like this every once in a while.

    We live in an apartment and since we're stuck with Apartment Beige walls we can't change and ugly carpet we can't change and a really ineffective dishwasher we can't change, decorating our little home is a big change we can make to make this space truly ours.  We have family photos and my daughter's drawings on the wall, my husband's posters and cookbooks spread everywhere, and I've covered every major piece of furniture with an afghan.  Banners and blankets make our home cheerful and inviting.  I think adding a little yarn to our balcony keeps it looking festive and homey.

    I'm starting to wonder about Christmas decorations.

  • WIP Wednesday: So Many Babies. So Many Baby Projects.

    Babies.  Babies everywhere.  There are babies being born all over the dadgummed place and there are baby showers popping up everywhere and I have TWO baby showers next weekend.  I am well-prepared for one of them.  But for that other one....well, I need to get ready for that other one.  I want to make a hat, maybe a little sweater (this is for a relative!), and a blanket.  I don't know yet what patterns I want to use for little baby clothes, but for the blanket I'm knitting the Basket Weave Blankie from Precious Knit Blankies for Baby.

     

    Yes, another basket weave blanket.

    I had intended to feature other baby blanket posts in between the last baby blanket and this one, but if I'd done that I wouldn't be behind on my baby projects and then I probably wouldn't be me.  Or something.  Because I had definitely planned on making this lovely blanket, but now I'm just talking about to you sooner than anticipated.

     

    I love a good basket weave pattern, and this is one lovely little blanket.  It's knitted on #10 needles and with two strands of yarn held double.  The pattern is simple to memorize and if you like basket weave knitting patterns, this is probably up your alley.  The finished product will be about 28" X 32", and will use up nearly 1,000 yards of yarn.  Good thing I have some insurance yarn tucked away.  I have an extra skein of Red Heart Super Saver in Real Teal for my African Flower Motif Square Afghan just in case the three skeins I purchased for this aren't enough.  This is currently my favorite color.

    This is 100% acrylic yarn, which will wash easily.  I think I could have gone up to #10 1/2 needles, because this is dense.  Not stiff--but dense.  It's a little bothersome to wrestle with on the #10 needles, but that's just what happens when you hold your yarn double.  For someone who supposedly doesn't enjoy knitting or crocheting with two strands of yarn, I've done it a lot this summer.  But I think I'll take a break from it after this project.  Nothing against this pattern--it's going beautifully and knitting up quickly.  The main part is already 6 1/2" long and I've only knitted through the twelve-row pattern repeat two and a half times! 

    This is what the other side looks like, by the way.

    No, I just think I'd like to work on some smaller projects with just one strand of yarn.  That's all.  I have just a few more baby projects to finish up before next month and then I can get down to the business of knitting and crocheting other projects.  I want to finish up my afghans, and I have wild dreams of knitting some matching cardigans for my daughter and my nephew.  I even have the yarn picked out!

    I just have to get through this first.  I don't think it will take me too very long.  Next weekend will be here before I know it, and I plan to take this project with me everywhere for the next few days!

  • I Can't Believe I Knitted This!

    Well!  I have completed my first Fair Isle project. I knitted the Autumn Beanie from I Can't Believe I'm Fair Isle Knitting!

    Remember when I said I had signed up for a knitswap?  I had intended to crochet a beanie, but my partner had sent links to a few Fair Isle patterns to let me know what kind of hats she likes.  And we had all been challenged to try out some new techniques and improve our skills.  So I went for it.  I knitted a slouchy Fair Isle beanie.  I think I'm happy with it?  I think I wish I had switched the red and the purple.  Or the orange and the pink.  I think that means I wish I had made an entirely different hat?  I'm not sure.  There are so many possibilities with four colors!

    I got this to be slouchy by knitting every row that was just one color twice. 

    It added a lot of length and gave the hat a few more chances to relax because....whoa.  I thought I was carrying my yarn really loosely when I was working the more intricate parts of this chart, but maybe not.

    The pattern calls for #4 needles and sport weight yarn.  I used St-Denis Nordique that I got on sale at my local yarn shop, and I think it used about one-third of each skein.  That's about 50 yards of each color, give or take a little.  I obviously used the most of my eggplant-colored yarn, but there's probably still enough left to use it in another color work hat.

    I haven't blocked this yet because I need to weave in my ends first, but I'm hoping my stitches will 'settle' a bit before I mail this hat out this weekend.  And I hope my swap partner likes it because, honestly, I would wear this.  I'm thinking about knitting this in the 'regular' version for myself, but with some yellow thrown in because it's my favorite color.  The chart's pattern repeats were easy to memorize, and I like the look of the hat itself.  And like I said, I'm pretty happy with this first version of it.  I don't think this was too rough for one of my first attempts, and the colors make me think of a sunset.  And I think (hope) that everyone likes sunsets.

     

    Apropos of nothing, I love the decrease.  I love how it looks. It starts off fairly gradually, with a regular row of knitting in between each decrease row in the beginning, but then it just decides, "Nope, you're done!"

    Also, I was surprised to find out that I loved knitting the brim.  Brims with two different colors have scared me for a while now, and I was completely delighted to find out that this wasn't a big deal.  This one is just stretchy enough, and the really solid band of knitting makes me think this will stick well to someone's head.  I don't think it's going to stretch out much, either. Look at how cool this is!

    For the most part, I'm very pleased with how this hat turned out.  I think my knit swap partner will be, too.  And I'm incredibly pleased that I've finished a knitted Fair Isle project!  I can't believe I knitted it!
  • Weekly Dishcloth: The Dishcloth was Hung by the Chimney with Care

    Christmas will be here before you know it! No, really: it's barely three and a half months away.  I thought I should make a dishcloth.  So I tried out the Stocking pattern from Dishcloths for Special Days.

    I have nearly a full cone of red cotton yarn and I do love Christmas stockings.  And I like these types of dishcloths where you make a picture with your purl stitches.  The pattern calls for #8 needles, and I figured I should jump down to a #6 because I have a loose gauge.  But my #6 needles were all occupied, so I used #5s.  That's why this is a bit skinny.  I bet this will loosen up with some use.  Cotton can shrink a bit when it's dried, but it's also less likely to snap back after it stretches in hot water.  I bet it will all even out.  Either way, you can tell that this is a stocking on this dishcloth and you'll probably still be able to tell even after this has been through a few washings.

    When I was growing up, my mom had a few Christmas dish towels and coffee cups.  Most of our seasonal things were purely decorative--wreaths, wallhangings, and whathaveyou--but the everyday items were really fun for me to use.  If you're going to dry off some dishes, you may as well use that dish towel with Santa on it and then enjoy that picture of his jolly face when you draped it over something.  Having even mundane, year-round types of items that celebrated the season made me happy.

    I'm the same way with dishcloths.  I like the idea of using my Christmas-y dishcloths during December.  Although, I have to say that I also love using my Christmas-y dishcloths when we're nowhere near December.  I crocheted a Christmas-y dishcloth last season that I sometimes pull out from the back of the drawer because I just want to see some Christmas cheer when I clean up a mess.  I'm hoping this brings a little bit of Christmas cheer to my gift stash, and to whomever eventually receives this as a gift.

    I had actually planned on knitting the Pumpkin dishcloth for this week, but I wasn't sure if I had enough orange yarn.  But now I'm glad I've knitted another little Christmas project.  It's never too early to get in the spirit, right?  Right?  Let's pretend like that's the case.

    Because I still have a lot of red cotton yarn and there's a candy cane pattern in here that's just waiting for me to try it out. 

  • 7 Reasons Your Knit/Crochet Projects Aren’t Getting Done

    Hey Crafters! I've seen so many jokes on Pinterest about how crafters can end up with several WIPs. This week I have three knitting projects! 



    Why do crafters always seem to have more than one thing to work on? Here are seven good reasons to have several WIPs.


    1. You love your craft!

    Just think for a moment about how much you love knitting or crocheting (or both!). It isn’t just a skill that you use. It’s a hobby! First you want to make a cowl. Maybe some mittens. You know you have a friend that has a birthday in the near feature. They’ll need a gift! Wouldn't you love to see this yarn worked into that pattern?

     
    2. Yarn? Yarn.
    This is also a yarn issue. You love yarn! Yarn is soft, warm, it works up beautifully, and it comes in so many wonderful varieties. Your yarn-craving creativity takes over your will to only have one project going. There is just too much yarn to love!


    3. Why Did I Start This? 
    Do you ever get the feeling, in the middle of a project, that your reasons for starting it might not be as valid as you hoped? I do! At first we are all gung-ho, and then the reality of how much work it’s going to take sinks in and we become less excited.

    I got this reason from listening to a Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert. She tells the story of how a poet gets ideas for poems. It’s like a wind that comes rushing through you and then it's gone. Or, it is slightly less exciting
    4. Distractions
    This is an obvious one. Life gets in the way. Since crafting is a hobby, and not a necessity—even though it could be argued that it’s necessary for therapy reasons, it’s often the first thing to be abandoned on our to-do list.
    5. Guilt

    This might not apply to everyone. You might feel guilty admitting that you’ve neglected to pick up your projects for so long. I know it’s silly! But maybe true? 
    I love this paragraph from Hyperbole and a Half. This blog always has a humorous way of explaining things! This paragraph is from a post called “This is Why I Will Never be an Adult”. 

    "The longer I procrastinate on returning phone calls and emails, the more guilty I feel about it.  The guilt I feel causes me to avoid the issue further, which only leads to more guilt and more procrastination.  It gets to the point where I don't email someone for fear of reminding them that they emailed me and thus giving them a reason to be disappointed in me." -Hyperbole and a Half

    6. You Forget 
    This also might seem kind of silly. Forget? Well, you are a creative person. Lots goes on in your craft room. Who knows when a long lost WIP just happens to show up?
    7.  Productivity 

    No games here. Look at all the things you plan to do! You must be a talented crafter. And you are! There is honestly nothing wrong with this. How can you limit yourself to one project? Keep having doing what you love. Don’t beat yourself up over all the projects not getting done. At the end of the day, crafting is for fun, and you are making the most of it. 

    Thanks for Reading! 

    Stay crafty!

    -Marie

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