Super Amazing Posts By Ashley

Ashley is a writer and editor who left her job at Martha Stewart to freelance in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She has her hands in all kinds of crafts, from knitting to crocheting and sewing. When she's not crafting, she's eating peanut butter, listening to Paul McCartney, and playing ukulele -- sometimes all three at the same time. You can see what Ashley is making on her blog, The Feisty Redhead.

    Trade Your Usual Bag for a Cool Crochet Clutch Patterns

    Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Crocheting |

    I've been obsessed with clutches lately, mostly because I love the idea of not lugging around a heavy tote that makes my back and shoulders ache. Clutches help you pare down to just the essentials, and that's part of the reason why I love them. Already know what you'll put in your clutch? Start crocheting one of these cool clutch patterns from our talented Craftsy designers!

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    When Rounds Look Uneven: 3 Methods for Jogless Knitting in the Round

    Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Knitting |

    I made one mistake when knitting this awesome hat: I did not use any jogless knitting in the round techniques. Sure, you could let that little imperfection go. But if you like your knitting to be as close to perfect as possible, you'll want to know about jogless knitting in the round. If you're a knitter getting ready to dive into double-pointed needles, use one of these methods to make sure your knitting in the round project is jogless.

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    Slip into Cozy Knitted Socks for Fall

    Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Knitting |

    Do cold feet get you down in the fall and winter? Start knitting one of these cozy pairs of socks now to avoid a chill and keep your feet nice and toasty all winter long!

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    Crochet Blanket Designs to Make Your Home Cozy for Fall

    Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Crocheting | Comments

    Even if I'm not cold, I still like to have a blanket around me when I'm hanging out at home in fall. I consider blankets part of my at-home wardrobe, along with sweatpants and oversized t-shirts. Whether I'm watching TV or having my morning coffee, there's just something about wrapping up in a cozy blanket to make me feel comforted. Bring a little extra coziness into your home this fall with these warm, cuddly crochet blanket patterns.

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    6 Different Types of Sleeves to Draft and Sew

    Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

    Identifying different types of sleeves is especially important if you're into designing your own clothes. Just a simple change of sleeve style can transform an entire pattern, plus it's helpful to know what different types of sleeves can do for your body and the entire silhouette of your top or dress. Take a look at just a few of the different types of sleeves in the sewing world. I bet you'll start noticing a difference next time you pick up a sewing pattern!

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