TUTORIAL: How to wash and dry your knits quickly!

Hey Guys!

So today I decided to share with you how I block and dry my knit items. I figured this will be EXTRA useful for my customers who don’t actually knit. I’m sure most of my fellow knitters know this trick! Let’s get started:

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Fill up your sink with soapy luke warm water. I use a specific soap made for knits that doesn’t need to be rinsed. I use this but you could also use baby shampoo or a gentle soap or detergent. Also make sure your sink is clean! I have a second bathroom which is never used and that is my sink. I always cleanse it before I get washing.

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Let them soak for 10 minutes. Then grab them out of the sink and try to pat out as much water as possible before transferring them to a clean towel, without wringing them which could cause them to become misshapen. 

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Fold the towel over the item and pat to get out a bit of extra water.

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Fold over the towel and wrap up like a burrito!!!!

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Kneel on top of the folded towel to really press out the moisture from the knit item and into the towel. this will help them dry MUCH faster!

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Tada! All squeezed out 🙂 You can see the rectangles of moisture where they were pressed.

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Transfer to a dry towel and lay them flat. Depending on the item they may take varying amounts of time to dry.

And that’s it! It’s really easy and it will keep your items looking beautiful for a very long time.

Here’s a pinterest friendly photo for you!

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Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

Mmm… do I have a delicious recipe for you today! I’m obsessed with these. Especially with GUK! Easy to make, yummy to eat, and not too bad for you either! You are going to love these.

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and slice the sweet potato(es) into thin strips.

2. Mix with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp paprika and toss to coat.

3. Cover your baking sheet with tinfoil to prevent a difficult clean – up, and lay in a single layer.

4. Bake for 15 mins, flip the fries, bake for another 10.

Ta-da! Yummy :3

Sweet potatoes taste great and are a huge source of Vitamin A, C, and iron!

Ingredients
1 sweet potato, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp paprika

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and slice the sweet potato(es) into thin strips.
2. Mix with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp paprika and toss to coat.
3. Cover your baking sheet with tinfoil to prevent a difficult clean – up, and lay in a single layer.
4. Bake for 15 mins, flip the fries, bake for another 10.

1st Sale!

I have been so busy the past week! I worked 6 days in a row on top of trying to do stuff for my shop, having a friend stay at my place, and trying to stay on top of everyday tasks. Today is my first day off, and I am so happy for it. SO happy.

I’m spending the day doing a crazy amount of dishes, cleaning up the house the best I can, and knitting like a mad woman! Maybe I’ll make some soup or something as well…that reminds me, I have a soup recipe to post! Another day.

Today I wanted to let you guys in on something really exciting. My shop made it’s first sale! It was quite exhilarating. Oddly enough I had a dream the night before that i would sell two things. I ended up selling 2 boot cuffs, so it’s kind of the same thing right?

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In order to send it off I had to package it first of course. I wrapped it in 2 layers of tissue paper, 1 pink and 1 white with pink polka dots, added a special little treat, wrote the note and folded it all up. I then tied a bow around the bundle with some of the yarn the cuffs are made from. Slid that into a bubble mailer and we were good to go.

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The next step is to print out the shipping label through paypal! I am super impressed with this service, i love it! It’s great. It even comes with tracking. I had major internet and printer issues during this time but in the end my boyfriend came through and fixed it for me :]

now i just have to wait for it to arrive. I sure hope my first customer enjoys it! It is very special to me. My work is all the way in the states now!

So far i am having a lot of fun with this little shop of mine and i want to stress that it really isn’t that hard to do! If anyone ever needs help just ask!

Speaking of which…Here are my shop’s 2 latest products.

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