I 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 …
It 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.…
We all know that making a gauge swatch is important, as is getting an accurate measurement and stitch count from that swatch. But that can be difficult if you’re knitting with a really fuzzy or textured yarn.
What I usually …
Knitting in the round is a lot of fun, and at least makes projects feel like they go more quickly, but one problem with circular knitting comes when you knit stripes and you have that little jog where the colors …
I 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 …
Most 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 …
I 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 …
I 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 …
I got word recently from Kimberly, the sister of knitting podcaster Karrie Steinmetz, better known as Knit Purl Girl, that she’s doing a fundraiser this month to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation in her sister’s memory.
Karrie died last …
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!
Life has not been easy for artist and knitter Annie Eckrich. After her parents divorced and her mom stopped receiving child support, the family’s home was foreclosed on when she was 16. They spent some time floating from place to …
You might not think that something as basic as stripes would have any sort of history, but according to weaver Sarah Cross, there’s a pretty interesting story behind stripes.
Writing on the Buttons and Paint… blog, she says that …
She’s looking for funding for the printing of her lovely looking pattern booklet Knitting Maine. That’s certainly a topic I can …
This 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, …
We’ve all been there. Either you made a big mistake while knitting and need to rip out a bunch of your work (I have a project on timeout right now for this very reason) or you’ve abandoned a project and …