7 Tips to Practice Mindfulness Through Crochet and Knitting

Mindfulness is the art of focusing on the present moment. You enhance the quality of your life by bringing awareness to the entirety of the moment (thoughts, feelings, sensations, and more) without judging or attempting to change that experience. Practicing mindfulness brings many benefits to your daily life and improves life quality as a whole. There are many ways to practice mindfulness, and as a crafter, you already have one tool at your disposal. That’s right, knitting and crochet can help you with mindfulness practice.

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Mark Your Calendars for NatCroMo 2019!

Now that the big holiday rush is over, you might think it’s all calm til summer – but don’t forget about NatCroMo! NatCroMo is National Crochet Month, and it’s been celebrated every March since 2000 as decreed by the Crochet Guild of America “to promote the art of crochet and engage enthusiasts and master crocheters alike!” Here are some great ways to get ready to celebrate NatCroMo2019!

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Interview with a Yarn Lover: Marly Bird

Crocheters, knitters, crafters – we have a few things in common. I think one of the main things are health and wellness benefits we get from engaging in our favorite hobbies. The other thing – a deep and abiding love of yarn!

Recently, I got the chance to chat with one of the most famous yarn lovers around these parts – Red Heart National Spokesperson Marly Bird! We talked about yarn of course, but we also talked a bit about how helpful and therapeutic it can be!

Marly Bird, National Spokesperson for Red Heart Yarn

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Who Deserves Your Handmade Gifts? How to Narrow Down Your Christmas To-Do List

Christmas is upon us. Will you be up late on Christmas Eve trying to knit or crochet more items than you could possibly complete in a month, let alone an evening? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have big ambitious plans to handmade all of their gifts for Christmas.

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