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I have a PhD in biochemistry and spend my spare time designing knitting patterns and writing online. I 

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  • Mother's Day Knitting Patterns

    Mother's Day Knitting Patterns

    2 years ago

    Mother's Day is a wonderful holiday because it gives us an excuse to show appreciation for one of the most important people in our worlds, our Mothers. I always advocate knitting for every holiday possible, but I have...

  • Make Your Own Bedazzled Flip Flops

    Make Your Own Bedazzled Flip Flops

    2 years ago

    Create a fun treat for your feet or a gift for your friends by gluing rhinestones to a plain pair of flip flops.

  • Thanksgiving Knitting Patterns

    Thanksgiving Knitting Patterns

    2 years ago

    Thanksgiving is the time of year when if you haven't started knitting the holiday gifts on your list you may be in trouble. But what about knitting for this festive family filled holiday? Bring out the orange and brown...

  • Halloween Knitting Patterns

    Halloween Knitting Patterns

    2 years ago

    I love decorating my home for holidays, and Halloween is no exception. There are so many Halloween themed knitting patterns that are perfect for decorating your home for Halloween. This lens will feature a number of...

  • Run a Successful Knitting Blog

    Run a Successful Knitting Blog

    4 years ago

    What does it take to get a successful knitting blog? Over a quarter of a million people have visited my blog in the past year, and to me that is some measure of success! In this lens, I am going to share my tips for...

  • 10 Ways to Surprise Your Valentine

    10 Ways to Surprise Your Valentine

    2 years ago

    Do you want to TRULY surprise your valentine this Valentine's Day? Let's look beyond the breakfast in bed, roses at work and glittery jewelry. Treat your Valentine to something special and unique?

  • Hand Knit Christmas Stockings

    Hand Knit Christmas Stockings

    2 years ago

    If you were to think of the most common Christmas decorations, what would you think of? What about if I were to ask you about the most common hand knit Christmas decorations? You've got it... Christmas stockings! There...

  • Horatio Alger: The Myth of the American Dream

    Horatio Alger: The Myth of the American Dream

    2 months ago

    The "rags to riches" stories that Horatio Alger Jr. wrote in the late nineteenth century helped the population of the United States believe the myth that anyone could work hard and become rich, a "self...

  • Knitting for Charity

    Knitting for Charity

    3 years ago

    For me, knitting is a hobby that is very much about others. Many of the items I create are for gifts for other people. I love feeling like I am filling each stitch with warmth and love. These are the reasons why I love...

  • Dyeing Yarn with KoolAid

    Dyeing Yarn with KoolAid

    3 years ago

    Sometimes you need a little bit of a color in your fiber arts projects. Or you cannot find a colorway that is perfect for your new project. Worry no longer! In this lens we'll go through some resources for dyeing yarn...

  • Science Related Knitting Patterns

    Science Related Knitting Patterns

    2 years ago

    Scientists do more then spend their time in lab, but they sometimes bring their academic passions into their hobbies. My blog, ChemKnits, was founded on the merger of my career and my favorite hobby. Yes some of it is...

  • Knitting With Dropped Stitches

    Knitting With Dropped Stitches

    2 years ago

    Dropped Stitches can be a problem for knitters, or it can be a benefit when you use them in a controlled situation. Most patterns that contain dropped stitches (a lot are scarves) have them traveling horizontally...