I love the holidays or really any excuse to hang warm, twinkling lights everywhere. Normally, I adorn the rooms of my home with crocheted snowflakes, miniature knits, pom-poms and Christmas tree swag. Unfortunately, I have been so busy this month that I have not decked a single hall! But today I started working on some small pom-poms to make a holiday garland. I used Berroco Flicker for a little bit of sparkle, but you could use any of our wooly yarns and hold it with some holiday tinsel to make them shimmer. Read more
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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.
Joleen Kraft is a freelance copy editor and pattern designer who moonlights at her LYS, The Beehive Wool Shop. It’s a great job for connecting with other makers and expanding her fiber knowledge. Read more
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?
Most knitters have a disaster story or two from their beginner projects. Lesley Richards refers to hers as the “Mega Sock.” She only knit the one, which was big enough to fit both of her feet, and kept it as a reminder to always check gauge. Read more