I've discovered that my hands really do not like working with cotton yarn. Too many rows and the pain forces me to pick up something else, or take a break from knitting altogether. Unfortunately, most of the yarns approved for Knitted Knockers are 100% cotton. I've tried a couple of different brands now, and I [...]
You've probably been hearing a lot about the new EU regulations for sharing and storing information about customers. It can seem a little confusing and overwhelming, and if you're not part of the EU, you may be wondering if you even need to be concerned about it at all. The fact of the matter is, [...]
I've just recently submitted two patterns to magazines, which was a first for me. The first one was not selected, and the deadline for the second is not until tomorrow, so I haven't heard yet. I have four more patterns I want to have written up by the end of the year, and will publish [...]
To block, or not to block; that is the question. But also how, where, when... Actually, there are a lot of questions to consider when you are finished with your knitted or crocheted project. I'll share some quick tips here, then you can visit the Horde if you want to download the file that [...]
I have been considering whether I wanted to continue blogging or not. I had started making more frequent posts on Facebook and Instagram, and was wondering if I just wanted to do that and let the blogging go altogether. But I've decided that I really do want to have the ability to make longer posts, [...]
I'm so glad I decided to have the pattern tested with all different weights of yarn, because it really does look strikingly different by just making that one simple change. I feel like that's really value added to the pattern, because it can be so easily adapted for anyone, any age, any gender, fabulous or practical.
I've been working on a scarf as a gift for my mother-in-law, and I've finally gotten it finished. I originally started using a lace pattern from a book, but I made so many changes to the lace pattern itself, and to the shape of the bottom, that it ended up being its own original design. It's [...]
As I've mentioned before, I would like to try designing some original patterns. I'm interested in shawls, scarves, and 3D items, and may eventually want to try some garment designs when I get really ambitious. But I thought a good way to both increase my skills and to see what it's like on the other [...]
Welcome to Sleepy Dragon Workshop! We’ll be posting all of our current creative projects, and some that we’ve done in the past. Over the next few weeks, you’ll get a chance to know us, and hopefully we’ll spark some creativity.
What you’ll see from SDW is just a little bit of everything. Just about any artistic or crafty project, in just about any media, with a variety of themes. For instance, Baby Dragon most likes sketching, painting, theatrical makeup, but she’s interested in lots of other things too. Mama Dragon likes knitting, sewing, and papercrafting, but you might see an occasional sketch from her as well. We both love fantasy themed projects best (especially dragons, of course!), but we also like sci-fi and pretty much everything to do with nature. We’re gonna try to make good use of the tags to make it easier to find…
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You're going to see a lot of fantasy and sci-fi related projects on here, and I guess Doctor Who qualifies as both. I slightly altered a chart that someone had made for a potholder on Ravelry (yep, that site again) and came up with one that fits well on a coffee cup cozy. The second [...]