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Archive for November, 2013

What to Knit: Nancy

Nancy Bacon is not your typical grandmother from Minnesota. She’s 61 going on 20, full of energy and enthusiasm! We all had a great time getting to know Nancy as we filmed our latest episode of What to Knit. Read more

Emily Explains: Feather and Fan Stitch

I’ve recently realized that in my free time I want to be knitting something special but…very simple. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Twists and Turns (or Rectangles Rule!)

It’s amazing how a little twist or fold can turn a rectangle into something so much more. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Just One More Cowl by Estella Haines

After years of knitting, Estella Haines gradually transitioned from adapting patterns to designing her own. Her motivation? A 16-year-old daughter with “definite fashion tastes.” Read more

What Inspires: All the Wonderful People at Knitter’s Review Retreat

My mind is still bursting with excitement from a recent trip Norah and I took to the Knitter’s Review Retreat in Canandaigua, New York. The retreat is held once a year and run by a team of amazing women.

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Emily Explains: Ways to Wear Big Scarves

The air is chilly again today and I officially want to be snuggled in a blanket all the time. This becomes a bit of a problem when life resumes and, you know… I have to go out in public. My best solution? Knit a big cozy scarf…

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Norah’s Knits: Easy Baby Patterns

The warmer fall weather held out in New England yesterday, allowing us a fun playground adventure with four of our five grandchildren. They were all looking so adorable in their little hipster hats and handknits gifted by friends and family (but alas, not by me).   Read more

Designer Spotlight: Library Window Watchcap by Christine Guest

Between homeschooling three children, keeping two blogs and publishing knitting patterns, Christine Guest spends a lot of time at her local library. So much time, in fact, that library’s architecture actually inspired a recent design! Read more

Emily Explains: Color Combinations

I have to be honest, sometimes I find working with color to be extremely difficult. Seriously, I mean how can one possibly narrow down just a few colors of beautifully spun yarn to work with! And to make that decision quickly?! No way. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Starbrook Pullover by Cassie Castillo

You know how you can have a closet full of clothing and nothing to wear? Cassie Castillo can relate. A talented knitwear designer, Cassie says she had fallen into a bad habit of designing clothing and accessories that she “aspired” to wear. Read more

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