hannah kearneyThere’s no question that knitters love the Olympics, if for no other reason than that they allow us to sit for hours in front of the television, knitting, in the name of patriotism. But knitting and the Games are connected …

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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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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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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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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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marathon knittingI am capable of walking while knitting. I am not a runner, but even if I were I don’t think I would ever consider trying to combine the two pursuits.

But apparently running and knitting at the same time …

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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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i love yarn dayIt’s I Love Yarn Day, and lots of yarn companies and other businesses are celebrating with sales and promotions. Please add more if you see them in the comments, but here’s what I’ve come across today:

Patternworks has free …

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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 your first sweater is a big step to take so it is important to find a sweater pattern that is simple to knit. Here are some of my favorites when it comes to simple sweaters that look great!

If …

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arkansas yarn bombThis is about three hours from my house, and I ,ay just have to make a trip so I can see it in person. A bunch of knitters and crocheters have yarn bombed the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, …

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