One of knitting’s secrets is to be very familiar with all of the little tips and tricks that you can use for any project. Whenever I go to forums or even visit my favorite LYS (aka my ‘local yarn shop’) there are knitters there who have been knitting for years and some are still not familiar with little techniques that are not only time savers, but knitting life savers, as well.
The world closed in way too quickly on the parents of the baby boomers. Their lives were over way too quickly and there is no getting over that fact. But there is also no getting over the fact that people are now living longer and longer lives chock full of exciting things to do and learn and be.
When Knitting is my life with a ball of yarn, always pull the yarn from the center and not the outside. If you do this, your yarn will flow nicely and not become a monster tangled mess as you knit. If you do encounter a knotted mess, simply cut the mess out, then attach your yarn again. Some knots are impossible to untangle!
It is not a hard and fast rule to pay the down payments in cash. If knitting services can be traded, so can be valuable items, such as musical instruments, furniture, paintings, and even pets! Rare species of animals prove to be a perfect down payment. Some investors have even traded their precious emeralds, rubies, and other gems!
File for unemployment. If you were to lose your job, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits through your state. One caveat to this approach is that you must be deemed eligible which means that you may not qualify. Another thing to be mindful of is that this process can take a little while. This means that your next round of bills may be due before you receive your first unemployment check, so you want to apply for this benefit as quickly as possible. It’s important that you have a plan in place to make sure that you are able to cover your bills until then.
Knitting can be a fun hobby for many. Not only do older people practice it, but younger ones can too. Many people think that knitting is for old ladies. However you may be surprised that some men from indigenous tribes also practice knitting. Knitting can be a lot better than sewing on sewing machines since knitting can be a great art form.
These tips should get you started. As I come across more fun knitting secrets, I’ll write additional articles. So be sure to check back often; you never what you’ll find!