Friday, March 17, 2017

Beauty abound online store on bigcartel

When i started my handmade business i started off knitting scarves and cowls, earlier this month i added embellished tote bags. I opened an online store on bigcartel e-commerce site after i had researched and considered other hosting sites. I liked bigcartel because it was user friendly and i did not have to use html to build and design a web page. Bigcartel allows me to concentrate on my own brand and build the way i want it to be seen.
Please visit beauty abound online store here, and keep checking for new items, i am always updating the shop.

Until next time, keep shopping.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Beauty abound on Pinterest

I recently blogged about using pinterest for inspiration for my knitting and other crafting projects, beauty abound is on pinterest, lets connect for inspiration and ideas.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lace Cowl, neck warmer knit-along

 I just got started on the cowl knit-along which i blogged about here, i do like the pattern, and for the first time i am reading a chart pattern. I thought it was going to be challenging but it has been just fine. The lace pattern has some details, and i have to be very careful while knitting because its very easy to drop stitches. I did have to redo it twice because when i counted the stiches i was coming up short, thank goodness for markers i dont have to worry about that any more.

I am glad i used the autumn heather color i think it will show the knitting pattern better. I also like the yarn by cloudborn fibers which is merino wool, it's soft and feels warm to the skin and is also stretchy.

Until next time, keep knitting.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Beauty abound on instagram

Instagram is one of the social media outlets i like, for its visual qualities and its ability to enable connecting with other creatives.
Beauty abound is on instagram and you can follow here, to stay connected and get to see updates on the current projects i am working on.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

5 things i have learnt since i started knitting

1. Learning how to read knitting patterns is a good thing.

Learning how to read a knitting pattern is very helpful and will save you alot of unraveling when knitting. Yes it takes time to stop knitting, pick up the pattern read the instructions but with time one gets used it and it almost becomes second nature. When i slow down and read a pattern carefully, i have realised if there is so much information i can always break it down and get it done bit by bit.

2. Getting gauge is a smart thing to do.

This is a step i want to skip  most of the time, but it is super important, not a waste of time and will save you a lot of heartache as you work on a project.

3. All yarn is not created equal

Just because i like a certain color of yarn, or how it feels to the touch, does not mean it's the best yarn for my knitting project. Getting a knitting pattern for that particular yarn is the best way to go and will give you better results.

4. Mistakes are not a bad thing.

Yes, the more mistakes i made early on made me a better knitter faster because i learnt how to correct them and move on to learning a different stitch or pattern. Sometimes it was frustrating yes, but in the bigger scheme of things, i appreciate the fact that i am a better knitter now.

5. Practice, practice, practice

Earlier on i realised if i picked up my knitting everyday even for as little as 15mins i was better off than knitting for long hours one day and putting my knitting on the side for the next three days. Consistency helps to improve my knitting tension not too tight or loose, and my work looks even.

Until next time, keep knitting.

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