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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 5: Second 4" of the Body

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! This week... more stockinette! Personally, I love it! Do you like simple stockinette in the round? This week's prompt is to tell us about your stitch markers. You should have a stitch marker to remind you to slip the middle stitch on the front and back. What does yours look like? Does it have any special significance?  If you're participating in the knitalong, post a picture of your first 4" to Instagram, then come back here and leave a quick comment about it. Remember to use the hashtags #colorfuleclectic and #16weeksofweekender in your Instagram posts! A mod will check your post and add your points. Extra points and prizes are...

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Intentional Wardrobe Planning: an Introduction

  With the new year in full swing, you (like me!) may have set some making goals to supplement your handmade wardrobe in 2019. It can be a pretty daunting task, to choose garments now, in January, that you are still passionate about when you cast on for them in December. The shine of a hot new pattern might fade or, worse, you spend time (and $$) making a garment but never wear it. How do we ensure that we have a handmade wardrobe of items that we love to wear almost as much as we loved making them? How do we approach long-term wardrobe goals in a way that serves our future selves? We have to get intentional about...

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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 4: First 4" of the Body

Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! Hi friends, Kendra here! Thanks for your patience during my absence. I'm feeling much better now and I have been diligently updating points on the roster. If you have any questions or concerns, message me on Instagram (@misskender) and we'll work it out. Now we're really getting into the swing of things. The majority of this sweater is soothing stockinette in the round and thus I don't have any tips or tricks to share with you! This week's prompt is to tell us what's in your cup. What are you drinking while you knit? Do you have a favorite beverage to share with us? Let...

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16 Weeks of Weekender Milestone 3: Joining Hems

  Not sure what this is? Check out the 16 Weeks of Weekender master post here! Unfortunately, Kendra is out sick so you're getting a dose of me this week. Hopefully she'll be back at it soon (for all our sake). (video coming soon) Tell us about your yarn. Not just what you are using but tell us about why you chose your colorway. Did you buy new or shop your stash? Did you get the yarn for a special occasion? Notions to have at hand 1Begining of Round (BOR) stitch marker 2 Stitch Markers for center faux seam Largest needles for your gauge If you are participating, post a picture of your cast on to Instagram, then come back...

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VERY Last Minute Gift Ideas

Hey, it's okay - last-minute gift giving situations happen! You get an unexpected gift and now need to give one in return, a surprise secret Santa party, anything can happen!  My go-to strategies for quick gift makes are: use big yarn, make small projects, and/or crochet! The key to making last-minute gifts is that they can't look slapdash or rushed so I like to keep it simple, design-wise. Simple patterns that can be put down and picked back up again are great because I can work on them throughout the day. I also like to combine gift knits with a store-bought gift. For example, combining a crocheted washcloth with some handmade soap I bought at a craft fair, or a...

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