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Craft Tip: Keep Balls of Yarn Tidy with a Pair of Old Tights

Craft Tip: Keep Balls of Yarn Tidy with a Pair of Old Tights | Red-Handled Scissors

I’m working on a Color Affection shawl right now, and, while the knitting is super-easy, several weeks of juggling three separate balls of a particularly cranky linen/cotton blend has been just about enough to make me cry. So, after the 23rd time or so that the center-pull ball of my main color went supernova without …

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Knitting and Crocheting with a Plan

Knitting and Crocheting with a Plan | Red-Handled Scissors

When you’re knitting or crocheting in the real world (read: with all manor of kids, pets, co-workers, friends, and spouses underfoot), there are tons of opportunities for things to go terribly, terribly wrong. But, thankfully, they don’t have to. If you’ve ever snapped at your partner for interrupting you in the middle of a row …

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Knitting Necessities: Cast On, Bind Off Book Review

Knitting Necessities: Cast On, Bind Off Book Review | Red-Handled Scissors

When I first started knitting, I made an embarrassingly large number of hats (and mittens and cowls) that I couldn’t even wear when they were finished because the openings didn’t stretch wide enough for me to actually put them on. For a while, I was convinced that I was an utter failure at knitting, because, …

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Friday Internet Crushes: Summer Shapes and Sprouts

Friday Internet Crushes: Summer Shapes and Sprouts | Red-Handled Scissors

Summer fun comes in tons of shapes, colors, and flavors, but there’s only one rule: when the heat and humidity start to rise, you’ve gotta keep things smart and simple.

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