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2021 Goals

For the last two years I have set out some goals I want to try and achieve with KGC and this year will be no exception. First lets take a look back at what I wanted to accomplish in 2020: 1)Continue to Grow this blog: FAIL haha I completely neglected this blog until like a month ago.  2)Only make things I want to: I think I did pretty good with this. I have been focusing more on making things I want to versus what I feel I should 3)Do a 2 day show: FAIL, but not my fault at least (stupid covid)  4)Put time into  Casting On . If you didn't know I have a podcast! : MAJOR FAIL, I tried it but do not think podcasting is for me. Who know maybe one day ill try again, but its not on my 2021 radar. 5)Make more video content/potentially live stream.: again MAJOR FAIL lol I want to be the person who is comfortable in front of the camera I just am not. Although I would still like to try and get more comfortable. 2021 Goals: 1) Dye more yarn. I have absolutely fallen in love with yarn dying an

November in Review

Knitting This Month I have done the unthinkable for me I knot myself sock! OMG ahha, I never thought id be a sock knitter but boy am I a convert. I am obsessed with sock knitting now. I finished my first pair of Vanilla Socks, not the best knit socks ever but they are good enough to wear. I had to re-knit the first sock of the pair as I made so many mistakes, but I learned quick and the second sock came out drastically better. I am now knitting a second pair of socks, not really following a pattern, I guess technically they are a modified version of the vanilla sock.  I am also knitting up the Sunday Cardigan by Petite knit using a bunch of my knitcrate yarns. I was originally making up my own design but it just wasn't working out so i basically frogged almost an entire sweater and started over with the Sunday Cardigan. It has been on my to make list for awhile so I figured why not. My only issue with this sweater is the circular needles I have the cord is very rigid so not good

October in Review

 Well it's been awhile! But I would like to try and get back into blogging. I just do not know what direction to take this blog in! I am hoping to try and start doing these monthly reviews on what i`ve been knitting,watching, reading and listening to! I thought it would be a fun way to reflect on the month.  Knitting: I decided to try and start busting my stash (even though I turned around and bought several more hanks of yarn lol) and decided to try and make a scrappy sweater from all the yarn i've dyed myself! I started at first to crochet it but the body just wasn't working out how I want, but I loved the crochet collar. So I decided to just pick up the stitches around the collar and knit the raglan body. I was planning on crocheting the bottom ribbing but it looked super chunky so I went with a twisted rib instead. I need to get small 9" needles to knit the sleeves as I am scared of DPN's and hate knitting magic loop. The sweater is on hold for now until the ne

Meet Your Maker- Cleo's Ladder

This week on MYM we have Candice from Cleo's Ladder. Candace makes both crochet and paper crafts! Her work is adorable and I am sure you will all love it as well :) "I love incorporating both fiber and paper art in a project! Here are pins I made for a friend’s Cinco De Mayo themed baby shower! " Introduce yourself and your business. Hi, my name is Candice, and I am the creative behind Cleo’s Ladder . I sell handmade items - primarily crochet and paper crafts - but I dabble in many other crafty things! I’d like to thank Bethany for using her platform to support other creatives and inviting me to be featured on her blog! How did you launch your business & what made you want to start a small business? I learned to crochet about 3 years ago. I wanted to make toys for @ Knotforgottenod and that’s what first started my interest in crochet. Around that time, my husband also gifted me a Cricut Explore Air 2, so I started playing with vinyl. I first opened an Et

Meet Your Maker- So Divine Crochet

This Week on MYM we have Nikita from So Divine Crochet. I had the pleasure of meeting Nikita IRL at one of the local YarnvsEverybody meet ups! In this MYM Nikita shares a lot of valuable wisdom about just going for it with your business.   Introduce yourself and your business. Heylo! I'm Nikita, the owner of So Divine Crochet . I've been crocheting for 8 years now (whoa time flies) and knitting for about 2. I'm a nerdy mama of two boys who likes to find excuses to do crafts and sing -loudly- SDC is all about styled warmth in the winter and light n' bright fun in the summer. It's been a labor of love and a slow climb to achievements, but I think that allows me to not take anything for granted and appreciate all the opportunities that come my way. How did you launch your business & what made you want to start a small business? I always knew I wanted to be my own boss and I loved working with my hands, creating something out of nothing. However this

Meet Your Maker- Of Books & Hooks

This week on MYM we have Madeline from Of Books & Hooks! Madeline is a crochet designer and maker who combines two of my fav things, yarn and books :) Be sure to check her out on insta. Introduce yourself and your business. My name is Madeline and I'm the maker behind Of Books & Hooks . I use my Instagram and website to share modern crochet patterns, book musings, and anything else that comes to mind. While I offer book recommendations and pair my projects with books I'm reading, I'm usually posting about crochet and craftiness more often than not. How did you launch your business & what made you want to start a small business? I've always had a love affair with yarn, but when I learned to knit it never really stuck. In 2018, I taught myself to crochet, which I previously had thought was impossible because I'm left-handed and there just aren't as many resources. I fell in love almost instantly. In late 2019, I decided to launch my Instagra

FREE Crochet Pattern~Spring Fling Tee

I designed this spring top because I wanted something that was flowy and airy that would make a good piece to throw on over a tank top in this transition time between seasons. The spring fling tee is currently graded for sizes xs-xl, but the pattern is fairly straight forward and could easily be modified for almost any size as it is worked raglan style (top down). I made mine in bernat home dec, but feel free to use whatever bulky weight 5 yarn you have (or whatever yarn you wish actually- as long as you meet gauge). I used a smaller hook size to make the neckline then switched to a 10mm hook to make the top drapey and loose. This is not a form fitting top, it is meant to be loose fitting. You can make this top whatever length you with and could also do varying sleeve lengths. Please feel free to make this pattern your own and use it as a guide as opposed to an instruction. *I made a size XS and know it fits true to size. Size XL was tested. Size S,M, & L have not been teste