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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finishing knitsI think the hardest thing about tackling your unfinished projects is just getting motivated to do them. There’s a reason you didn’t finish them in the first place, and it can be hard to get excited about them again when …

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finishing knitsHello, and welcome to Finishing Month! Another popular New Year’s resolution (after stash busting) was the desire to finish more projects and/or to know how to finish those projects well. This may be a slightly shorter series than the last, …

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ottawa yarn bombingDid you see the pictures of the yarn bombing that happened last weekend in Ottawa? Someone (four someones, as it turns out, but we’ll get to that) made scarves to wrap around the necks of 14 statues in the …

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agnes knitting robotHave you seen Agnes? She’s a lifelike robot made by English artist and inventor Andy Noyes, made of silicone out of molds from a real person. She’s run by DC motors and spends her time operating a knitting loom, …

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team usa sweatersI told you a while back that the official team USA uniforms were being designed by Ralph Lauren and the sweaters and other garments the team will be wearing in the opening ceremony were completely made in America, including using …

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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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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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knitting reasonsAt some point in every knitter’s life, someone will ask them why they knit. Sometimes it’s asked nicely, by someone who wants to know why this passion was sparked in you.

But sometimes it’s asked by people who wonder why …

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eyelet cowlSince I was at home with a preschooler a lot longer than I meant to be over the holidays and beyond, I’m a little behind on year-end roundups, so I thought I would share a few of the favorite pattern …

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knit smaugI love to see the amazing things that people come up with to knit. I generally stick to wearables, and have only participated in one yarn bombing, but I love it when people just go all out to celebrate something …

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wraps per inch toolToday we’re ready to dive into the stash and start organizing it in a meaningful way for using it in projects.

For the most part when I think of using up stash I mean the little odds balls left over …

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stash busting As I’ve been reading the comments on this week’s giveaway about crafty resolutions, I noticed that a lot of people want to finish more projects and work from their stash. I can’t help you much with the finishing (I’m the …

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knitting stretchesI don’t expect to see essays about knitting (with nary an animated gif in them!) at Buzzfeed, but this lovely story from Alanna Okun changed my mind a little bit.

Called “Babies Vary and Knitting Stretches” (a line from Elizabeth …

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kara gott warnerKara Gott Warner, editor of Creative Knitting magazine, has been named the new editorial director of knit and crochet at Annie’s, the specialty publisher that owns that magazine.

Warner will stay on as editor but will also oversee the company’s …

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