Monthly Archives: April 2014

Off the needles: Woo, Denali!

Yarn: HaldeCraft HandDyed Anne in the former club colorway “Denali” Pattern: Wiki Waki Woo by Adrienne Fong Started: March 2, 2014 Completed: March 15, 2014 Notes: The March project for the 12-in-14 -along over on Ravelry. I love this designer, she’s one of my favorite sock … Continue reading

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Recently in HaldeCraft: Ceramics

It’s been a busy few weeks in HaldeCraft — I’ve lost count of how many times in the last three weeks that I’ve fired the kiln. Among other things, in the last two weeks I’ve listed six of the “Figurines … Continue reading

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A few reasons to think about leaving Etsy

Did you see my post last week on a few reasons why Etsy is a great place to start your online shop? Here are a few things that I ran into when my Etsy shop got larger; if similar thoughts … Continue reading

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Off the needles: Candy Rocks

Yarn: HaldeCraft HandDyed Marion in the former club colorway “G-ma’s Candy” Pattern: Fissility by Lorena Haldeman Started: February 2, 2014 Completed: February 15, 2014 Notes: The February project for the 12-in-14 -along over on Ravelry. I loves them!

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A few reasons why Etsy is a great place to start a small online handmade-items shop

1. Etsy has very little startup costs. You have to pay to list your items as you list them, and other than that your only startup “cost” is your time. It does take time to photograph items and list them, … Continue reading

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To re-skein or not to re-skein; that is the question

From the mailbag — Why do you reskein your yarn after you dye it? Doesn’t that take time you could be using for something else? Hogtown Special There are a few reasons I re-skein my yarn after dyeing it. One … Continue reading

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Who’s got the buttons? THIS SHOP!

You’ve probably been seeing these coming, if you follow my photo-of-the-day (now cross-posted to BOTH Facebook and Google +, in case you’re not on the Instagrams). I think I’ve finally got a handle on buttons. No, they don’t look like … Continue reading

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