Lavender Harvesting Time – Making Scented Sachets

At the end of the Summer lavender plants are ready for pruning. I always dry the lavender buds to keep their lovely scent in my house. Lavender pruningIt is best to prune your lavender twice a year. After flowering, in September, you can prune the plant into shape, removing the flowers and leaving a nice …

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Tricks for estimating the required tail end length for the long tail casting on method

Have you ever run out of yarn while casting on your stitches? Well, I have, many times. But over time I learned some tricks that help to better estimate the required tail end length. I would like to share them with you. The wrapping trickThe first trick you can use to estimate the needed length …

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Translating Knitting and Crochet Patterns

Dutch, UK English, US English and German patternsHere at Home of Yarns, every pattern is available in four languages: US English, UK English, Dutch and German. I write and translate all the patterns myself. And I translate for other designers too. In the beginning there was DutchSince I am Dutch, I start writing every knitting …

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