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Amy’s Thread: Alexis Winslow Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, Alexis Winslow sent me a preview of her latest collection, Speckle & Stone – an ebook she is self-publishing from her website, Knit Darling. I’m excited to get to share this beautiful collection with you today and to announce a giveaway! One lucky commenter will receive yarn from Berroco to knit the Brenta Hat, as well as a copy of the ebook with the patterns for the complete collection from Alexis.

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Amy’s Thread: Slater Mill/Portfolio Vol.1 Salon

Berroco Portfolio vol. 1 is near and dear to my heart – something I dreamed about doing – and getting to finally see the book come to life was the highlight of my first year at Berroco. This coming Sunday (October 25th) we will be hosting a designer salon to celebrate this collection. If you are local to New England, we hope you’ll join us in Pawtucket at the Slater Mill museum for an afternoon of knitting, demonstrations and fun.

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Emily Explains: Dyeing Yarn with Pokeberries

This past weekend I spent the day exploring one of my favorite places – Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, RI. It has magical pathways that lead to small coves along the coastline filled with bunnies, butterflies and flowering trees. I know it sounds too good to be true, but trust me… this place is the a hidden gem! As I was driving into the park, I was even more excited because I spotted pokeberries along the road. I recognized them immediately from reading one of my favorite natural dyeing books, Harvesting Color by Rebecca Burgess. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Short Row Knits Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, Sarah T! You won our Short Row Knits Giveaway.

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Guest Blogger: Teresa Gregorio Talks About the Great Northern Collection

Hi! I’m Teresa Gregorio – knitwear designer of bold, feminine, unique pieces. I’m collaborating with fellow designer Leah Coccari-Swift to create Great Northern, a collection of sweaters, accessories and housewares all inspired by the cult tv show, Twin Peaks.

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Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Eileen, the winner of our Splendid Apparel by Anna Zilboorg (XRX, 2015) giveaway!

Thank you so much to everyone who commented! There were so many great recommendations that I thought I’d recap the recurring themes from the comments for you – 3 authors in particular that came up over and over again.

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Amy’s Thread: Anna Zilboorg Giveaway

When I taught myself to knit (from a library copy of Montse Stanley’s Knitter’s Hanbook* and Leslie Stanfield’s The New Knitting Stitch Library) there wasn’t this amazing online community of knitters and blogs. There was no Ravelry, and most of the yarn shops were very different than they are today.

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