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Posts from the ‘holiday’ Category

Amy’s Thread: How to Turn Your Mittens into a Hat

As soon as I cast off my last Hanne mitten, I wanted to make the pattern into hat. Actually, I want to turn it into multiple hats, because I can’t stop thinking of different variations and colorways that I want to experiment with.

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Amy’s Thread: No-Knit Yarn Valentines

This post could also be called “What To Do On the Snow Day Before Valentine’s Day,” as this is a good crafty project to do with kids. String hearts are good projects for all ages, so my first-grader and I teamed up to document the process step-by-step.


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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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Emily Explains: How To Make Holiday Trees!

December has flown by with work, friends and creative projects. I love the holidays so much, but this year I haven’t had the time to decorate my home. I didn’t even get around to finding the perfect tree until late last night. I got home from a long day of work and holiday worries and knew a Christmas tree was just the thing to lift my spirits. My boyfriend and I brought it home and decorated it. Our tree is perfect, smelling of fresh pine and sparkling with colorful, twinkling lights. Read more

Designer Spotlight: Table Top Tree by Mim Bird

Mim Bird has been knitting since she was 7 and teaching since she was 9. So it’s no surprise that she grew up to own her own LYS, Over the Rainbow Yarn in Rockland, Maine. Read more

Emily Explains: How to Make a Pom-Pom With a Fork!

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

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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