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Amy’s Thread: Toys!

Happy February everyone! Midwinter always hits me as sort of a slog. Cabin fever sets in and all the projects I’ve been working on start feeling like they’re taking forever. The spring and summer things I want to make are feeling a little out of reach still. Sometimes a quick silly project can make all the difference.

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Amy’s Thread: Fishbones!

I am in love with the Fishbones pattern by Mary Jane Muckelstone for Portfolio Vol. 1, and I’m not the only one. Some of you have been knitting this pattern in multiples.

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Amy’s Thread: Knitters Resolutions

Do you make New Years Resolutions? Do you keep them?

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Amy’s Thread: Great Work from Indy Designers

Beautiful work by Independent Designers gets published everyday, we try to highlight as many as we can in our Designer Spotlight series and in my occasional Designer to Watch Series. Here is a short list of a standouts we didn’t get to talk enough about from 2015.

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Emily Explains: Finger Puppets!

Looking for a fun project to do this holiday break with little ones? We introduced free finger puppet patterns in this week’s KnitBits as something quick to make but loads of fun to play with. Read more

Amy’s Thread: Extra-Last-Minute-Gift ideas for Knitters

Last week I rounded up some favorite gift ideas for knitters, if you missed the post you can find it here. This week I’ve got a few super-last minute gift ideas for the knitters on your list, things that aren’t “things” and don’t require shipping fees or deadlines.

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What Inspires: Ceramic Art

This week’s free pattern, Lyra, is a pair of mittens knit in Berroco Artisan. It features knitted leaves on the top of each hand – a design inspired by imagery that continuously catches my eye as I scroll through Pinterest. Read more

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