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8 Tips for Crafting CRUNCH times

It can happen to all of us at any time of the year. Crafting with a time crunch. Crafting with a deadline can be exhilarating, exciting and exhausting. We all do it to ourselves many (MANY) more times that we’d like to admit. Our crafting to-do list gets long and the time gets short. So, in the spirit of the holiday season, or whenever you’re crafting at crunch time, here are some tips to keep your life from getting hopelessly tangled. 
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Hand knit gift ideas for the holidays

10 Hand knit Gift Ideas for the Holidays

We’re under the gun people! And it’s time to get moving on your Christmas knitting. We’ve got 10 ideas to help you bang out some quick handknit gifts for the holidays. We’re all about sensible crafting here at Wool & Waves. So we aren’t going to suggest anything crazy like a sweater (even a lovely cardigan) or a pair of socks. There’s not much time left to get those done. But, we’ve pulled together 10 nice and quick holiday knits that there’s still time to get made! 
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thrummed mittens knitting

Thrummed Mittens!

Don’t be afraid to play with colour OR take it safe! That’s part of the fun of thrummed mittens—picking your colour combinations. 
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Ravelry kitting resource

All about Ravelry

One of the best resources a knitter or crocheter can have is Ravelry. It's a free website for knitters and crocheters to use to stay organized, get inspired and make new fibre friends. 
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best yarns of 2021

Best Yarns Of Every Fibre: Complete Guide To Knitting With Yarn 2021

Complete yarn guide of 2021. Learn yarn terminology, yarn weight, and use our dictionary of different types of yarn fibres. We've also answered the most requested questions we get about yarn, wool and general knitting questions.
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The Best Yarns for Knitting, Weaving, Crochet, and More - How to pick the best yarn for you

The Best Yarns for Knitting, Weaving, Crochet, and More

Choosing the right type of yarn is very important. For beginners, it's recommended to use a medium, ie: worsted weight yarn or, a bulky/chunky weight yarnWool is forgiving and easy to work with as you build your confidence and skills.  Cotton is strong and durable, but also soft and comfortable, it can be an excellent choice for your project. 
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Create the Perfect Crochet Kits for Beginners

Create the Perfect Crochet Kits for Beginners

Interested in joining the wonderful world of crochet? Crocheting is a fantastic, fun, and stress-relieving hobby that allows you to create beautiful pieces that you, your family, and your friends will simply adore.
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knitting beginners

Knitting for Beginners - Kits to Get Started

Learning to Knit? These are some of the basic tools and handy resources that you will be using as you learn to knit. To help make things even easier for you, we would love to help you build your own beginner kit.
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Why Block Your Finished Objects?

Why Block Your Finished Objects?

Blocking is the last step in the process of knitting or crocheting a project.  It is what takes the project from 'that's nice' to 'wow, that's amazing!'.
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Why Do I Need Fancy Stitch Markers?

Why Do I Need Fancy Stitch Markers?

What are Stitch Markers for? Believe it or not, Stitch Markers are more than just cute little charms or rings; they have a purpose, we promise!
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A picture of a skein of hand-dyed yarn from Lily & Pine next to a set of ChiaoGoo Stainless Steel DPNs

Knitting Needle Conversion Chart

A handy little chart to keep you company while browsing online for needles...
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