pi shawls knittingIt’s March 14, also known as Pi Day, so who could resist thinking about some pi-shaped (or pie-shaped?) shawls?

The most famous Pi Shawl is of course Elizabeth Zimmermann’s. Originally shared in her print newsletter, it’s been republished in …

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knit microbesThe Glasgow City of Science is attempting to break a world record with a hygiene lesson later this month, but they need some help from knitters in order to do so.

The plan is to involve primary school students across …

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swants vogue knitting liveEveryone would know the difference between knitting and crochet. But in this world, we take what we can get, especially when it’s in the form of a photo homage to the wonders of Vogue Knitting Live, a knitting showcase …

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big foot knitsI’m a big fan of Shannon Okey and what she’s done at Cooperative Press, which allows knitting and crafty authors a venue for publishing fun, innovative projects with smaller print runs than a more traditional publisher would allow, but …

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stonhenge lion brand yarnThis weekend was a big one for crafty trade shows, with The National NeedleArts Association having its winter show and the Craft Hobby Association hosting what’s billed as the world’s largest crafting show. These shows are an opportunity for manufacturers …

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vogue knitting liveAre you thinking about going to Vogue Knitting Live in New York City next weekend? If you’ve been on the fence I have some special deals you might be interested in.

First off, VK Live has kindly extended an offer …

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vogue knitting liveIf you’re a knitter in the New York area you might want to consider paying a visit to Vogue Knitting Live when it opens its doors at the New York Marriott Marquis from Jan. 17 to 19. This star-studded event …

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olympics sweaters ralph laurenMost people know (I think, anyway) that Ralph Lauren has long been the official outfitter of the United States Olympic team. The fashion icon designs the outfits the athletes wear in the parade of nations as well as other gear …

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purl dogI was just in Tulsa last week, though I didn’t manage to do any yarn shopping. If I had made it to Loops Knitting, I’m sure I would have heard the story of Purl, the lab puppy owned by …

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knitpurlgirlI got word recently from Kimberly, the sister of knitting podcaster Karrie Steinmetz, better known as Knit Purl Girl, that she’s doing a fundraiser this month to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation in her sister’s memory.

Karrie died last

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i love yarn dayTo celebrate I Love Yarn Day, which is this Friday, October 11, the good folk at Crochet Today are organizing a knit and crochet “flash mob” (by which I think they just mean knitting and crocheting in public, not …

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knitting maine kristen tendykeI love a good knitting-related Kickstarter, and this one from knitwear designers Kristen TenDyke could use our support.

She’s looking for funding for the printing of her lovely looking pattern booklet Knitting Maine. That’s certainly a topic I can …

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wooly kickstarterI don’t keep up with all the Kickstarter and similar campaigns that have to do with knitting or yarn, but a couple of interesting ones got on my radar this week, so I thought I’d share.

First, have you used …

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knitting daily season 11I never remember to set my DVR, but I’m still excited to know that the new season of Knitting Daily TV hits public television starting this weekend. It’s the 11th season of the program, and the last one with Eunny …

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winter google doodleHere in the Northern Hemisphere it’s the first day of summer, which means for our neighbors to the far south, it’s the first day of winter. Google decided to celebrate both with a summer-themed Google doodle for the north and …

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