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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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  • Run a Successful Knitting Blog
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    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
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    10 Ways to Surprise Your Valentine

    3 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?

  • Horatio Alger: The Myth of the American Dream
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    Horatio Alger: The Myth of the American Dream

    9 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 made man". His...

  • The Knitted Odd-bod Bunch: 35 Unique And Quirky Knitted Creatures
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    The Knitted Odd-bod Bunch: 35 Unique And Quirky Knitted Creatures

    2 months ago

    What a FUN book. These are not realistic animals that you are creating (but then again, how real can a knit toy really look?) The author takes the standard animal shape, and the stretches and squishes the form to create...

  • Dyeing Yarn with KoolAid
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    Dyeing Yarn with KoolAid

    2 months 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...

  • Insect Knitting Patterns
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    Insect Knitting Patterns

    2 months ago

    My designs expanded beyond the realm of science related projects and morphed into insect knitting patterns. Think about it, simple, modular shapes. The size is right for a small knit object. And it is easy to make cute!...

  • Science Related Knitting Patterns
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    Science Related Knitting Patterns

    3 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
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    Knitting With Dropped Stitches

    3 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...

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