kara gott warnerKara Gott Warner, editor of Creative Knitting magazine, has been named the new editorial director of knit and crochet at Annie’s, the specialty publisher that owns that magazine.

Warner will stay on as editor but will also oversee the company’s …

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finger stretch yogaIf you’re like me, you’ve probably started a new knitting project or two with great enthusiasm in the past couple of days. Or maybe you’re just planning to knit more in the new year. Either way, you need to be …

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knitting trends hatsLion Brand Yarn has released its predictions for the state of knitting in 2014. Based on the recent arm knitting trend, they call for more huge knits, as well as more yarn that does the work for us …

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arm knittingMonths ago I pinned that arm knitting video that’s all over Pinterest. I watched it and thought about writing about it. Clearly it was getting pinned a lot, but to me it just seemed like a strange craft that anyone …

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spped knitter canadaI love this story from the Toronto Sun about the fastest knitter in North America, Lina Benne. The 49-year-old yarn shop owner from Mississauga entered a speed knitting contest on a whim back in 2004 and managed to knit …

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budwesier sweatersWhen I saw this story I almost couldn’t believe it because it just sounds a little crazy. I mean, I have no idea at all how Jennifer Anton, Budweiser UK’s marketing manager, came up with the idea for the beer …

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mendocino woolI try to keep an eye out for interesting fiber-related projects on the crowdfunding sites, and I just recently saw this one from Mendocino Wool & Fiber on Indiegogo. It’s a great one if you have the means to support …

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ricefield collectiveSeveral yarn companies and other knitterly groups are donation a portion of sales to Philippine disaster relief, and a great way to keep up is with this post over at the Ricefield Collective.

If you don’t know about Ricefield, it’s …

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swantsIt must be winter coming on, because it seems like I’ve been hearing about a lot of new humorous videos and websites with knitting as a theme. In case you’ve missed some, here’s a roundup of some of my favorites.…

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knit crochet now 4The fourth season of “Knit and Crochet Now” is currently airing on public television stations across the United States (check here to see when it airs near you), so it’s a perfect time to check in with in-house knitting …

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wool people 6The new season means lots of new knitting patterns to consider, and Brooklyn Tweed has just released its latest pattern collection, Wool People 6. It has 13 patterns, including sweaters, scarves, hats and a cowl, all with the kind …

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barbara walker mosaic skirtI meant to post about this the last round but I completely forgot about it, but Schoolhouse Press has been running a series of online auctions (the one happening now is the second of three) in which they are auctioning …

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new shawlI couldn’t resist sharing this really sweet story about the awesomeness of knitters. Knitter Susan Cottrell from London, Ontario, had been knitting a shawl in turquoise and blue lace, complete with 1,500 beads, while sitting at her husband’s bedside while …

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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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blog storiesInterweave has a fun contest going on right now for bloggers to win a prize pack of their choosing. The idea is to write the story (and pictures, if you have them) of your first knitting project, choose a …

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