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Knitting, the Best Therapy

Knitting, the Best Therapy

In Sarasota, we have a definite "season". Season is when all the snowbirds flock down to Florida to avoid the brutal winter of the North. The fabulous yarn shop I work at, A Good Yarn Sarasota, tends to slow down during the summer months. All of the employees are encouraged to pick a project to host as a knit along (KAL). I've chosen a pullover by Veera Välimäki with some simple short rows. I'll be hosting it as the August KAL in the shop. It specifies a single ply yarn and I've decided on my own KittyBeaKnitting yarn, Sanibel. The...

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So, why hand-dyeing yarn?

Crochet Florida Hand-Dyed Yarn Knitting Yarn

So, why hand-dyeing yarn?

Almost 6 years ago, I walked into A Good Yarn in Sarasota, FL for my first knitting class. I was overwhelmed by all of the gorgeous yarn and samples hanging everywhere. I never really believed that I'd ever be capable of making such beautiful (and seemingly complicated) items. But somehow it happened! I kept at it, practiced and took as many classes as my schedule with a toddler would allow.   It wasn't exactly my choice to be a SAHM at first. The lovely company I worked for laid me off when I was 7months along.....after nearly 7 years of...

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