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Amy’s Thread: Marmot Day

Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog day, the day when according to some a Groundhog (AKA Woodchuck… AKA Marmots) will wake up from hibernation, look out of his hole and predict the length of winter. According to the contributors to Wikipedia, rodents are accurate predictors of the weather 39% of the time. Which is not an impressive average.

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Amy’s Thread: Storm Prep for Knitters

If you’re not in the Northeast, bear with me…you might have heard we’re preparing for an epic blizzard. First things first, check your head lamps for batteries! You don’t want to get caught in the dark with nothing to do. Next, check your stash. I don’t know what it is about big weather events, but they always make me want to start something new. This week I’m suggesting a few of my favorite quick(isn) knits from recent Knitbits issues to get us through the storm.

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Amy’s Thread: Winner of the Forked Blanket Giveaway

And the winner of our Forker Blanket Giveaway is:

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Amy’s Thread: Forked Blanket Giveaway

This week we were sent a copy of the new book, Pick Your Stitch: Build A Blanket by Doreen Marquart (Martingale Press, 2015) to review and giveaway – better yet we’re throwing in the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn to knit the “Forked Blanket” project from the book.

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Amy’s Thread: Seamless Aidez (part 2)

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a grand holiday and a successful cast on for the Aidez KAL!

This post is part 2 of 2 on converting Aidez from working flat (in pieces) to in the round (seamless), if you missed the first post, you can find it here.

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Amy’s Thread: See You in 2015

We are all busy, busy, busy, so there is nothing like the gift of time.  I love knitting above all of my other hobbies for the fact that it allows me to be able to sneak a few moments of bliss into my day here and there. But there is also something really magical about the opportunity to attend a knitting retreat and immerse oneself in crafty pursuits. I’m thrilled to share a few retreats that Berroco and I will be involved with in 2015!

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Amy’s Thread: Knitting a Seamed Sweater in the Round

 

Our Aidez knit-along kicks off on January 1st and to help everyone get ready, I’m sharing my project notes as I plan my Aidez with modifications.

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