white clover classic eliteAs our minds and hearts go once again to Boston as the news continues to unfold there, yarn company Classic Elite Yarns, which is located outside of Boston, has announced that proceeds form the sale of its White Clover shawl …

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ricefield collective kickstarterThere’s a really cool Kickstarter campaign going on right now that has gotten a really huge response. The Ricefield Collective is a partnership between Meredith Ramirez of Ithaca, N.Y., and the women of the Ifugao region of the Philippines. The …

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600 monstersAnyone who’s ever watched “Sesame Street” knows that not all monsters are bad. Monsters, in fact, can be a source of comfort and protection. A knit monster is a great symbol of love and happens to also be pretty quick …

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evie rosenI think we just need to get through this week with no more bad news, but I’m also saddened to report that Evie Rosen, the woman who founded the knit and crochet charity Warm Up, America, died recently. She …

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hampstead wreathThere are so many different knitting and craft-related projects going on to help people affected by that storm called Sandy that I couldn’t possibly keep up with them all. I consider that a very good thing indeed.

Another very good …

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make it betterIt wouldn’t surprise anyone to know there are a lot of crafting industry types (and home crafters as well, of course) who were affected by the superstorm they called Sandy. And as crafters, we often want to get in there …

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fire judith mackenzieJudith Mackenzie is a well-known fiber artist, teacher, weaver and spinner whose studio at the Rainforest Arts Center in Forks, Wash., was destroyed in a fire on Oct. 29. She was an artist in residence there, and the fire consumed …

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I’m loving this story I found on the Washington Post website about using downtime from the storm better known as Sandy to knit. It’s also about color, Kaffe Fassett and how knitting from someone else’s pattern can and should be …

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hurricane socksChrissy Gardiner designed and knit her Hurricane Socks after the devastating hurricanes in the summer and fall of 2008. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the pattern went to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Since the …

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tangled river wooly wormheadI came across a link to the blog of Woolly Wormhead, a UK knitter who is part of the artists’ commune Mutonia. She reports that the site of the commune is under threat and in order to maintain their …

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breast cancer braceletWelcome, October! As you probably know this month is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and all sorts of companies have special sales or pink-themed items on offer this time of year.

In the knitting world, all purchases made in …

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charity hats lion brandLion Brand Yarn, as you probably know, has its flagship retail store in New York City, and this year it’s working to give back to the community there by collecting knit and crocheted hats (and other winter warmers) for …

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knotty knitters calendarI recently told you about the new Calendar of Hope, which is full of original knitting patterns and raises money for cancer research.

I just head about another knitting-related calendar of a cause, the Knotty Knitters for Autism calendar. …

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knots of loveThe knitting and crochet charity Knots of Love, which makes hats for cancer patients, is in the running for grant money up to $250,000 from Chase Bank’s Community Giving program, and they need your help. Nearly 30,000 charities are …

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I’ve been a follower of the Red Scarf Project for years. This program, a part of Foster Care to Success, sends care packages that include red scarves to college students who have been in the foster care system on …

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