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Amy’s Thread: Last Minute Gifts for Knitters

It’s coming down to crunch time for the gift giving season. Not sure what to give to the knitters in your life? Or maybe you need to send some ideas to the loved ones who are desperate to find something to give you? This week I’ve rounded up a wish-list of perfectly practical gifts for the knitters we love.

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Amy’s Thread: Upcoming Knit-Along with the Berroco Design Team

With the holiday season hitting full stride, usually the last thing we think about is what to knit for ourselves. Or at least in theory, but sometimes planning the next project is the carrot on the stick to get us to the finish line.  We’re all for a good carrot – how about a New Year, New Sweater KAL?

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Amy’s Thread: Finding Inspiration and the Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads winner!

Last week I shared a peek at Cirilia Rose’s new book, Magpies, Homebodies & Nomads. Thank you so much to everyone for sharing your thoughts on how you get inspired! I’ve collected a few of my favorite comments to highlight for you -

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Amy’s Thread: Exploring Style with Cirilia

The long awaited release of Cirilia Rose’s book Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads: A Modern Knitter’s Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style (2014 Stewart, Tabori and Chang) finally came at the beginning of the month – and it’s a stunner.

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Amy’s Thread: Knitter Style

With simple, good designs, sometimes it’s all about the color.

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Amy’s Thread: For the Boys

Guys get a reputation of being hard to knit for. It has been my experience that they are rather selective about what they will actually wear, but that makes it that much more satisfying when you knit a hat and he actually wears it.

Gift knitting season is sneaking up on us all so I did a little rounding up of a few favorite (free) patterns that I think he’ll really appreciate.

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Amy’s Thread: 21st Century Knitting – the First 10 Years

In the beginning there were blogs, (actually I think LiveJournal came first but this phase skipped over me).  When I started knitting in the late 1990s the world was a very different place. Berroco was around of course, but we’ve changed too, keep reading for a brief timeline of some of the highlights of knitting in the 2000s:

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