Each year, I like to compile a list of gifts to give crafters. You can see last year's post here, and the year before's post here. This year, I am focusing on gifts you don't necessarily need a yarn store to find—specifically, you can find many of these in hardware stores. As knitters, we love craft stores,… Continue reading Gift ideas for crafters
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. Mim and her staff often produce patterns for the shop, particularly for their 12 Weeks of Christmas event. Table Top… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Table Top Tree by Mim Bird
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… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Last Minute Gifts for Knitters
When it comes to designing crochet patterns, Shelby Allaho tends to go with the flow. She works mainly in free-form crochet, which gives her the flexibility change paths mid-project. As she’s found, sometimes the kerchief you planned to design really just wants to be a purse. Lucky for us, Shelby has used her creativity to… Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Bella Necklace Trio by Shelby Allaho
Every once in a while, I see a post on Pinterest or another of my favorite inspirtation sites, about a technique famously known as arm kniting. I look at it, admire the bulky scarf made, and move on. I love knitting with bulky yarn and bulky needles. Why would I need to knit with my… Continue reading Emily Explains: Arm Knitting!
I know, I know, this is really late to be talking about making Christmas presents. Many of you started thinking about Christmas way back in August, or maybe as far back as January, but others of us are just getting to it now. Even if you've been über organized, maybe you still need one or… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Last Minute Gifts