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Barrison’s Travels: Day at the Circus

Being a bear, and an avid traveler, you might think Barrison (now available as a free crochet pattern) has encountered a variety of animals from all over the world. But, the truth is, she's more of an indoor bear. That's why she so excited when the circus came to town. Elephants and tigers and ponies -… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: Day at the Circus

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Barrison’s Travels: Summer Road Trip

It's been a beautiful summer in New England, especially for Barrison. Still, she couldn't resist an opportunity to get on the road again.Earlier this month, Barrison joined Emily and Emily's boyfriend, Jared, on a road trip to Saugatuck, Michigan where they were visiting a friend. Along the way, they say songs, did a little sightseeing… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: Summer Road Trip

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Barrison’s Travels: 4th of July

Barrison Bear loves to travel the world, but for this 4th of July she decided to explore a little closer to home. She dreamed up a sassy summer dress and planned a weekend filled with friends and fun activities. Then Hurricane Arthur stormed up the East Coast and, quite literally, rained on her parade. Barrison didn't… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: 4th of July

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Emily Explains: Wrap and Turn

I've always gravitated toward things that are a bit quirky and clothes are no exception. When sketching, I like to imagine asymmetrical lines and shapes on the body. To make these forms come to life, I needed to learn how to use short rows in my knitting. Short rows literally mean knitting for some of… Continue reading Emily Explains: Wrap and Turn

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Emily Explains: How-To Cast on More Stitches in Your Knitting

The other day, Ashley started knitting her very own Barrison Bear for our new knit-along. After knitting the legs the separately, the pattern tells you to join the two pieces, casting on one stitch in the middle. That's when Ashley stopped and said, "I'm never sure if I'm doing this correctly, what's the best way to cast on… Continue reading Emily Explains: How-To Cast on More Stitches in Your Knitting

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Barrison 2.0

After taking several trips with Barrison Bear last year, I'm really excited to finally be knitting a Barrison of my own! To start, I should mention that I’m using Berroco Marmot instead of Berroco Nanuk, which was recently discontinued. Find a LYS: Store Locator I was able to get a very similar gauge (12 stitches by 20 rows)… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Barrison 2.0

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Barrison’s Travels: Ireland

Barrison loves being home for the holidays but before settling down for a cozy New England winter, she squeezed in one more adventure to Ireland. Our sales rep Betsy, who's also a flight attendant, got a her a great deal on airfare and offered to be Barrison's personal tour guide! From the beautiful countryside along… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: Ireland

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Barrison’s Halloween Costume

Can you believe Halloween is only two weeks away? Barrison had no idea what she wanted to dress up as, at least not until she saw Heather Seratt's sketch of a skeleton costume. She got some suggestions from the design team and started knitting! She chose our Vintage Chunky yarn for extra warmth and a quicker… Continue reading Barrison’s Halloween Costume

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Barrison’s Travels: New Hampshire Photo Shoot

Barrison bearly had a chance to get over the jet lag from her SoCal vacation before she was on the road again. This time she joined the rest of the design team for our Spring/Summer '14 photo shoot in New Hampshire. Since it was her second trip to the Granite State, she didn't have to… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: New Hampshire Photo Shoot

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Barrison’s Travels: SoCal Summer Vacation

After a busy summer, and before an even busier fall, Barrison joined me for a long weekend in Southern California. The weather was perfect and Barrison was beach ready! She knit an adorable pink bikini on the plane using Berroco Weekend. Then she added an orange flower with some scrap Berroco Weekend Chunky that I… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: SoCal Summer Vacation