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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yarn harlot and meOver the weekend I had the extreme pleasure of getting to take part in a knitting retreat with the Yarn Harlot, aka Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. There were 18 of us who got to learn from her, knit with her and laugh …

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clara yarnI’m super-excited to report that I’m spending this weekend at Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas, at a knitting retreat with about 20 other ladies and the Yarn Harlot.

Awesome, right?

Except I still really have no idea …

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michaels cre8time projectsWhen I sat down to create for the Cre8time blogger challenge I told you about the other day, I had a huge list of things I wanted to work on. That’s pretty natural given the huge amount of supplies I …

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vogue knitting liveVogue Knitting Live is heading to the Pacific Northwest in April, with a show at the Mendenbauer Convention Center in Seattle. VIP registration for the event is now open, which means you can get in on the biggest packages for …

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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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dr oz knittingI heard a rumor (via the Vogue Knitting Facebook page) thatThe Dr. Oz Show is going to feature knitting this Wednesday.

The show, apparently, will have segments on the health benefits of knitting as well as a look at …

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