knitting warsThis is a little bit mock outrage, but also a lot serious. Guys, when are people going to stop using knitting as a punchline?

You’d think with as many celebrities and young people as knit these days that people would …

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fiber factor design contestA while back I told you about the Fiber Factor, a knitting design competition that will pit 12 designers against each other and the clock for a chance at a trip to Germany for the big winner.

The contestants

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jimmy beans schoalrshipI was just cleaning out my e-mail and realized I hadn’t yet shared with you that the application period for the Beans for Brains scholarship from Jimmy Beans Wool closes on Sunday, March 31.

The scholarship, in its fourth year, …

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fiber factor design contestHave you heard about the Fiber Factor yet? It’s a knitwear design competition that will pit 12 designers against each other in six challenges spanning in length from two to five weeks. Finalists will take part in a seventh challenge …

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rowan subscriptionI love Rowan yarns and their patterns are exquisite, but I’ve never been a huge Rowanette and have never subscribed to their magazine. But right now they have a contest going on that might sweeten the pot for anyone on …

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vanna white contestLion Brand Yarn is running a contest right now that asks people to share their stories of learning to knit or crochet or teaching someone else to knit or crochet.

The grand prize is a trip to Las Vegas to …

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literary knits giveawayIf you’re interested in a chance to win more free stuff (beyond my giveaway that’s going on right now), check out this giveaway from Lime Riot.

Right now she’s got four skeins of the lovely Galileo yarn from Knit …

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voteHappy Election Day, America! I know I don’t need to remind you to vote, because everyone else in the universe is doing that, but remember to take your knitting, in case there are lines.

And remember to cast your vote …

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comfort knitting babies and toddlersComfort Knitting and Crochet: Babies and Toddlers has been sitting on my bedside table for a few weeks now, waiting to be looked at (it could be I’m a little over baby knitting right now because I’m finishing up my …

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i love yarn photo contestWe were talking the other day about I Love Yarn Day, which is next Friday, and I recently learned about a cool competition being held to celebrate the day that will get the winner a ball of yarn for …

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evernote
Do you use Evernote? I have to admit I don’t use it that much any more, but before Pinterest came along that’s pretty much how I used it. I would copy patterns, add links to inspiring things and keep notes …

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stitches east contestSpeaking of giveaways, here’s another chance to win a really great prize. Do you know about the Fiber Arts & Mixed Media community? It’s a place for fiber artists to share pictures, posts, news and other information, and they regularly …

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jill draper yarnYou may have seen information on Facebook or elsewhere online about Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards. This is a quest by Martha and the editors of her magazines to find 10 rising stars of small business, many of whom …

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rowan ambassador programI was just at a blogging conference over the weekend and we were talking about that the next big thing in company to consumer interactions is going to be blog ambassadors. What that means is that people who write blogs …

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team spirit contest red heartRed Heart has a new yarn, Team Spirit, that is a 100 percent acrylic, two-color, self-striping yarn in a bunch of basic team color combos (where I live it’s all burgundy and white for the Hogs and purple and …

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