Being stuck in bed isn’t so bad if you’re learning to knit and crochet. Just ask Shelly Stilger. Her sister-in-law taught her how to do both when she was recovering from a surgery 15 years ago. A few years later, Shelly turned her hobby into a business. Read more
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When you live in New England, you quickly realize that the start of spring, according to the calendar, has nothing to do with the start of spring weather. Designer Amanda Lilley has lived in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, so I can only imagine she had spring in mind when knitting her beautiful Fern Fingerless Gloves.
I’ve always thought of socks as great way to express my personality. With the exception of holiday socks (always in style), my preferences have changed a lot over the years. When I was little, my socks were white with lots of ruffles. In my early teens, I mostly wore ankle socks with cute prints. During college, I loved to show off my collection of colorful knee-highs at cheerleading practice. And when I was working as a reporter, I didn’t care what my socks looked like as long as they were dry and warm!
“Twirliness” may not be a word, but it was a key requirement when Aimee Alexander knit the Sweet Tart Poncho for her 5-year-old daughter. She was so pleased with her design that she also knit a smaller version for her 2-year-old. Read more
Nancy Eiseman must have creativity to spare. By day, she designs jacquard-woven fabrics that are used for upholstery. By night (or really, whenever she’s off the clock) she designs with her needles and yarn.
I’ve used Berroco Comfort to make a lot of winter accessories. Most recently, I crocheted a hat for my nephew and knit a pair of fingerless gloves for myself. It seems only natural that a scarf would be next on my Comfort “knit list.” As I was looking for patterns on Ravelry, I noticed that a lot of you have chosen Comfort for your scarf projects, too. So what makes this basic one of the best? Read more
Eileen Vito’s first knitting project went to the dogs. I mean that literally, of course. She knit sweaters for her two dogs. Unfortunately, both dogs gained weight and the sweaters got too tight. Eileen says she’s pretty sure this is just a coincidence and not a reflection of their feelings about her knitting! Either way, she was hooked on her new hobby. As she puts it, “Once I started, there was no looking back.” Read more
I’ve been a glove girl for years, but I’m ready for a change. Mittens are on my “Must Knit” list this winter because they’re warmer, easier to slip on and tend to be more colorful – so I can easily spot the one that inevitably falls out of my pocket in a dark parking lot! Read more