my mountain design contestThe German yarn company Schachenmayr is celebrating the release of its new yarn line in North America with a very cool design contest.

The line is called My Mountain, so the contest is about your personal design mountain, something …

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hatopiaMutonia is a sort of travelers’ camp, sort of arists’ colony in Italy that has been relatively peacefully existing for 23 years. From what I’ve read there’s basically one person who wants rid of them, and community is in danger …

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savannah design contestThe Fibre Company has a great collection of yarns, and to celebrate its Savannah DK yarn, the company is hosting a design contest.

Would-be designers are asked to use the yarn to knit a “summer sweater,” by which …

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knitting pattern a day calendarI don’t know why I just got this a few days ago, but time is almost up for submitting a pattern for the 2015 knitting pattern a day calendar. You have until August 15 to get a pattern (or more …

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summer knitalongI do love a good knitalong, though I have to admit that usually I’m really excited about them at the beginning and then end up either not finishing the project or never posting that I did finish the project. So …

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uncommon goods contestHere’s a really fun competition you might be interested in getting in on if you’re a designer. Uncommon Goods, which is a really awesome online/catalog store featuring handmade, sustainable and otherwise really good items, is looking for some new, …

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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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toft design competitionOur friends at the British yarn company Toft Alpaca (remember you have until the end of the month to enter to win a jumper kit if you’re a British knitter!) are holding a contest to see who comes up with …

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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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craftsy knitting in publicWorld Wide Knitting in Public Day has expanded through the years from a couple of days to now more than a week. This year’s event celebrating knitting outside the home is taking place from June 8 through the 16 with …

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craftlitDo you know about CraftLit? It’s a really fun podcast that’s all about the intersection of crafting and reading. Or, as the show’s tagline puts it “stick a book in your ear” because ” you might want to use …

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craftsy appAs its first foray into mobile browsing, Craftsy announced today that it has launched a free app for the iPhone that will allow users to browse — but not buy — knit and crochet patterns.

So far the app is …

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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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fiber factor design contestA while back I told you about the Fiber Factor, a knitting design competition that will pit 12 designers against each other and the clock for a chance at a trip to Germany for the big winner.

The contestants

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