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Archive for February, 2013

Knitter’s Spotlight: Colorful Mittens

I’ve been a glove girl for years, but I’m ready for a change.  Mittens are on my “Must Knit” list this winter because they’re warmer, easier to slip on and tend to be more colorful – so I can easily spot the one that inevitably falls out of my pocket in a dark parking lot! Read more

TNNA Review

What a week!  We flew to Long Beach last Thursday morning for The National Needlearts Association’s spring trade show and just got back to the office yesterday.  It was amazing how much we were able to fit into a long weekend!

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Ask Amanda: How do I change to a new ball of yarn?

When you’re knitting something large enough to require more than one ball of yarn, your first ball will eventually run out and it will be time to change to a new one.

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Norah’s Knits: Shrug it off – Shrugs to Knit

So you’ve gotten your feet wet on cowls, scarves and other knit accessories and you are working your nerve up to knit a sweater. It seems like a big commitment. Plus you’ve haven’t yet made anything to fit a body. If you’re a little afraid to plunge into the intermediate knitters pool, you might want to consider knitting or crocheting a shrug to ease your way in.

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Kat Coat by JessieAtHome

When I was a little girl, I would have loved to have a knitted sweater coat like the ones Jessie Rayot made for her four-year-old twins.  Okay, if I’m being totally honest I still want one as an adult!  With beautiful colored panels, a full skirt for spinning and an adorable elfin hood, Rayot’s Kat Coat may look as though it’s straight out of a fairy tale.  But she openly admits her inspiration came from the upcycled sweater coats featured on Katwise.com. Read more

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