KNITTING UPDATE #24 | I SET UP AN ETSY SHOP

Welcome to a considerably¬†shorter knitting update post than last week’s one. ūüėČ Which is probably a good thing, ha. I didn’t get a lot of knitting done this week. My dad’s visiting us, our cleaning lady is on a holiday, and I promised a study friend to correct some of her thesis writings, so I guess that’s it.¬†I did make a new Chain Twenty planning though, which involves opening the shop in July, finally! So the facecloths are in full swing. Read on for the complete recap.

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KNITTING UPDATE #23 | ALL THE FACECLOTHS

As I’m writing a set-up for this first ever¬†knitting update¬†post, I’m starting to wonder¬†why I refer to my knitting as ‘objects’, ‘works’, and ‘projects’. Because podcasters usually do that? Because it sounds interesting? Because I’m too uncreative to think of some other proper term? Hmm. Anyway, in imitation of all those lovely knitting podcasts out there, I’m introducing this new category of weekly blogposts. In these posts I’ll talk about the ins and outs of my maker life. Excited? ūüėÄ

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KNITTING A SWEATER FOR THE FIRST TIME

Have you always dreamed of knitting a sweater? But are you too intimidated to actually start one? Read on. I found myself in that spot about a year ago, decided to take the plunge anyway, and never looked back. The key?

  1. Some saved money (if you wanna do it well, it’s not gonna come cheap)
  2. A little beforehand practice (if you’re completely new to knitting)
  3. Loads of free time (a holiday worked wonders for me)

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CHAIN TWENTY’S NINE BEST INSTAGRAM PICTURES OF 2016

It certainly has been way too long since the last time I wrote a blogpost, but what better way to celebrate my comeback than with 2016’s nine¬†best Instagram pictures? I’m totally stealing Jess’s idea here, so in return I’m telling you to all go check out her ah-mazing work. Gahh! <3 That being said, those of you following around on IG know what my life has been all about (master thesis + graduating) and why I haven’t been posting earlier (too depressed due to all the changes in my life), but here I am, feeling better than¬†everrr. And this post is going to¬†celebrate 2016 and the beginning of 2017 — because for me, the new year has only started now.

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5 INSPIRING KNITTING INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

Instagram is the #1 source of inspiration for me. And many times it’s also a big motivator, because it shows that the thing I wanna do (running a succesfull knitwear shop) is actually possible. Now isn’t that great? I already discovered many amazing makers’ accounts when I was still only using my personal / blog account @merelymerel. Below you’ll find the five knitting Instagram accounts that were a¬†big deal important for me in finding the confidence¬†to start one myself, resulting in @chaintwenty.

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HELP ME CHOOSE A WOOL AND THE GANG KNITTING KIT

Guys, the struggle is real. I know the crafty knitstahs among you will agree. To celebrate officially starting up Chain Twenty, I promised myself a Wool and the Gang knitting kit. First of all, because such a kit will of corso be the most appropriate gift ever. But second of all, it will serve the purpose of teaching myself how to follow — and maybe one day even write — a pattern, and to gain experience in sweater knitting. Ah well, those are just silly excuses to buy me some new goodies ><, but hey, I still need your help in selecting the most awesomest kit.

Wool and the Gang sweaters

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