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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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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