What knitting looks like in stock photographyLots of websites use stock photography to jazz up their sites without having to pay a photographer, but there are a lot of problem pictures out there for people who are really in the know. And sometimes even for people …

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I’ve been meaning to write for a while about a post from Pam MacKenzie about mistakes in knitting books and the state of the industry as more people self-publish and sell individual patterns rather than traditional print books.

I haven’t …

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Check out this amazing knit (yellow) submarine cozy!I shared this one on my Facebook group for knitters over the weekend, but I couldn’t resist sharing it with you all, too, because it’s just so cool.

The HMS Otway in Holbrook, NSW, is a real submarine that is …

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check out the adorable BT Kids collectionYou all know I like to knit for little kids (being as I have one, and I wrote a book of baby knits) and I’m in love with the new collection BT Kids from Brooklyn Tweed.

they’re known for …

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check out knitty's first fall collectionI’m not anywhere near thinking about fall yet, but the good news is that Knitty’s First Fall edition isn’t really thinking about fall that much, either. This is a collection that’s abut seasonal transitions, so if it’s still feeling springlike …

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noro yarn in the makingA Japanese television program called “Great Gear” recently featured a look into yarn producer Eisaku Noro’s production facilities, and it’s a great bit of eye candy for lovers of knitting and color.

The show calls the yarns “exquisitely colored” and …

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are you knitting in public for world wide knit in public day?Though it’s officially called World Wide Knit in Public Day, the event actually spans a week, this year from June 14 through June 22. According to the event’s website, it is the largest knitter-run event in the world (which …

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artist knits a stream to the seaBellingham knitter and artist Christen Mattix says the idea to knit a stream to the sea came to her years ago and she toyed with it for a couple of years before it began to form in reality. She would …

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yarnbomb new jerseyThe Knit & Crochet Show is the conference of the Knitting Guild Association, and for their show in July (23-27 in Manchester, to be exact), the group is planning a yarn bombing of the Radisson hotel where the even …

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health benefits of yarn craftI’ve written a lot in the past about the benefits of knitting, and there are a lot of them, from improved mental fitness to help with healing after an accident or injury.

Knitting is relaxing, can help you sleep and …

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knitting health benefitsA couple of new stories have come out recently about how great knitting and other creative hobbies can be for our health and our life.

A study from San Fransisco State University found that creative hobbies of any sort caused …

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kntiting anxiety depressionIt seems like every few months there’s an article that gets a lot of notice about how great knitting and other crafts are for people’s health.

The latest one is from CNN. “This is your brain on knitting” opens by …

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former worlds fastest knitterGwen Matthewman, an 86-year-old knitter who once held two world records, has died, according to reports from the Pontefract and Castleford Express. 

Matthewman was once the fastest knitter in the world, at 111 stitches per minute (the current record …

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worlds longest scarfI came across another post about a knitting world record (hat tip to Vogue Knitting on both of these), this one about Norwegian knitter Helge Johansen, who has knit the world’s longest scarf. It’s almost 5 kilometers long (that’s …

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scarf knit while running marathonI’ve written before about David Babcock, the Kansas City marathoner who knits while he runs. Back in October he aimed to break the record for the longest scarf knit while running a marathon (who knew that was even a …

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