New Knitting Reference Cards {Free Printable}

Back in 2010 I created some Handy Reference cards for knitters and crocheters.  I have been meaning to update them for a while. Something cleaner and clearer.

 

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So I present the new Handy Reference cards.

They include a knitting needle conversion card, crochet hook conversion card and a yarn weight reference card.  I also added a blank card so you could add whatever it is that you want to write instead of having to look up every once in a while.

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All you have to do is print on card stock, cut out then glue every two together, back sides together.  Add your notes to the blank card and laminate.

I added 4 inch marks to mine so I could check gauge if I need to without having to find my ruler.
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Magnetic Photo Bookmarks {DIY}

I love reading, but I probably love bookmarks and collecting them just as much.  Apparently my little girl loves these things too.  She is almost 6 now but she will always grab my books, pretend to read them and then take my bookmark.  And I don’t like losing my place in a book.

After a little bit of googling I found printable magnetic bookmarks on The Pretty Blog and made some for myself.  If you know me or if you have been following long enough you will know that I just can’t leave things alone. For example I just can not follow a recipe, I need to add something else or take away something that should be in there.  So, naturally I felt that I could make some of my own using some of my favorite photographs from my Instagram account.  It made sense to use instagram because the pictures were already squared.

 

You can make your own, it just takes a little photo editing.  Or you can download the one I made.

Magnetic Photo Bookmarks

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I don’t have a specific tutorial because it will all depend on what software you will be using, but here are the basics:

Magnet Photo Bookmarks

  1. Resize your images (square them first if they aren’t square) to 4.5 – 5 cm, I found that this is a good size.
  2. Round the edges of the image. I use pixelmator and you select the image, then select Refine Selection.
  3. Copy the image and paste another copy of it on the top edge of the image.
  4. Flip it vertically
  5. Now move it in an empty place so you can add more.
  6. Keep going until you have all the bookmarks you want/need (not like a girl could ever have enough bookmarks)

Once you have your file ready print it on heavy cardstock

Cover it using clear plastic contact paper. You don’t have to, but this makes them more durable.

Cut each one out, making sure you cut the round corners at the top as carefully as you can. Fold along the center where the two images meet.

Glue a magnet on each side. I have these really thin, flat, square, self adhesive magnets that I find at my local stationery store.

Keep going until you have wonderful bookmarks that won’t fall out of your book. Now go read a good book.


 

The Knitter or Crocheters Calendar for 2012

If you follow me on pinterest you might have noticed that I was shopping for the 2012 calendar.  I found a couple I like that you can print at home which is cool.  But I thought maybe I needed a calendar that had a yarn theme.

So I proudly present the 2012 yarn artist’s calendar.
Crochet Knitting Calendar 2012
Download the PDF file here.

The file includes both the crochet and knitting calendars, just print the page with the calendar you want