The First Step to Mastering Something!
Not ready to shoot for the moon yet?
Last week we talked about setting a moonshot goal. These are typically aspirational, meaning that you shoot high but you also have a higher chance of not making them. For some, this is frustrating. If you're not up (sorry, couldn't help the pun) for a moonshot, there's a different type of goal for you. Mastery goals are where we learn for the sake of learning, not for the sake of an end result. Have you ever been curious about something (say, a new type of craft) and just tried it? (Of course you have, you're a crafter.) When people have mastery goals, they are less concerned with failing and more interested in learning as much as possible. We think that crafters with mastery goals are more likely to stay motivated despite the inevitable frustration of learning something new.
Our question for you: What craft or skill are you curious about? Let us know on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
Be well, be safe, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Featured Yarn and Pattern
West Yorkshire Spinners (WYS) develops and manufactures its yarns in the United Kingdom. Their Bo Peep is a luxury baby yarn made from Falkland Island Wool and Nylon. This DK weight yarn is machine washable (dry flat). It comes in a variety of soft colors, both solid and variegated. It's absolutely perfect for making Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket ($11.99 at Schoolhouse Press - digital or print, or print-only here at Yarnivore!)
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The Tip Jar
Blocking your finished project: Color fastness
If you're ready to block your project but are worried that the color will run, here is the first in a series of tips. Yarn dyers carefully rinse out their freshly dyed fiber until the water runs clear but sometimes there's additional dye that "bleeds" during blocking.
If the project is a single, solid color, make sure to soak it by itself. This individualized attention will ensure that the excess dye doesn't affect other projects. You can try adding a cup of vinegar &/or salt to the water to help lock the color in.
Next week: How to prevent bleeding on a multi-color project!
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