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F.O.K.S., my knitting SOCKS!

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F.O.K.S., my knitting SOCKS!

I was a latent sock knitter for the longest time...  Meaning that I never knit socks but knew that I would love to start knitting them. What held me back for the longest time was fear. Simple god honest fear. I really thought I couldn't do it.  What a load of crap! Since then I have had people in my shop tell me that they don't knit sweaters but only socks. They are afraid of sweaters. That they just knit flat, because they are afraid of circular needles. They only buy cheap yarn, they are afraid of pretty yarns and...

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Tugging at Heartstrings

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Tugging at Heartstrings

This februari it has been 10 years since I first opened a knit shop. It started with a modest Etsy shop, selling knit kits and knitting lessons. In 10 years a lot has happened... and the new year brings new ideas and new challenges. Let me tell you the story of Ja, Wol and my plans for the future...

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Ja, Wol-breisters breien voor buideldieren

Ja, Wol-breisters breien voor buideldieren

DEZE ACTIE IS NU AFGELOPEN toegevoegd: Actie verlengt tot 25 januari.  De brei-gemeenschap stortte zich de afgelopen weken op het breien van buidels voor verweesde Australische buideldieren. Meagan Kerr bracht de oproep van de Australische wild life organisatie Wires onder de aandacht van Ja, Wol in Rotterdam. Deze wolwinkel riep de brei-gemeenschap op om met restjes echte wol buidels te breien voor de door bosbranden getroffen dieren.   ‘Meagan Kerr bezocht Ja, Wol en vertelde over de verwoestende bosbranden in Australië’, vertelt Mae de Bruin, parttime-medewerkster en breiwilliger bij Ja, Wol. Meagan: ‘Veel van de typisch Australische buideldieren zoals wombats, wallaby’s,...

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New Generation

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New Generation

(Nederlands hieronder)   In the ever changing world that is Ja, Wol I am embarking on a new endeavor. A new adventure.  Very new, all new, especially new people, new humans, relatively new in their humanity even: children! I will teach them how to knit, crochet and sew meanwhile connecting the left to the right side of their brains.  MUHAHAHA!! Their tiny brains wil be MIIIIINE! All MIIIIINE! Yes! I will I will teach them what's what in this fluffy world.  Because as of next week I am going to be the textile arts teacher for the lower classes at my kids Waldorf/...

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,How much yarn do I need for....?'

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,How much yarn do I need for....?'

Learn how to calculate your yardage/metrage. How much yarn do you need to make...

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