noro yarn in the makingA Japanese television program called “Great Gear” recently featured a look into yarn producer Eisaku Noro’s production facilities, and it’s a great bit of eye candy for lovers of knitting and color.

The show calls the yarns “exquisitely colored” and …

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Check out the yarn bombing for the World Cup in Saltburn.The knitters of Saltburn in the UK love decorating their pier for all sorts of occasions, such as the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the Queen’s Jubilee.

This time the Yarnstormers have stitched up a tribute to the teams …

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adding "seams" to a top down seamless sweaterI’m kind of conflicted when it comes to seams and sweaters. I understand logically that seams are important. They bring stability to a piece, can help it hold its shape through washing and wearing, and can be used to …

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use a dpn to fold and hold a knitting projectWhether you’re traveling this summer or just want to do a bit of knitting on the go without dragging your whole knitting tool arsenal with you, there are some great hacks you can do to use regular household items to …

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You got to see this amazing refrigerator turned yarn storage!Admittedly this is a yarn storage solution that is not going to work for many people, but it’s just so darn cool I couldn’t resist sharing.

The clever blogger behind Inspiration and Realisation found herself with a small refrigerator that …

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artist knits a stream to the seaBellingham knitter and artist Christen Mattix says the idea to knit a stream to the sea came to her years ago and she toyed with it for a couple of years before it began to form in reality. She would …

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British knitters and crocheters replicate townThe project is known as Briswool and more than 100 knitters and crocheters took part in the construction of a replica of the city of Bristol found in the Paper Village crafts shop in Bedminster.

The wooly town includes all …

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yarnbomb new jerseyThe Knit & Crochet Show is the conference of the Knitting Guild Association, and for their show in July (23-27 in Manchester, to be exact), the group is planning a yarn bombing of the Radisson hotel where the even …

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health benefits of yarn craftI’ve written a lot in the past about the benefits of knitting, and there are a lot of them, from improved mental fitness to help with healing after an accident or injury.

Knitting is relaxing, can help you sleep and …

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8 knitted projects for the beach

 

When it comes to knitting. most people probably think of heavy winter sweaters, but knitting lends itself just as well to summer garments.  Not only can you knit AT the beach (what could be more relaxing than that?), but …

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knit bird nestsThis sounds like one of those knitting sweaters for penguins things, but apparently it’s actually true that a wildlife refuge in San Rafael is looking for people to knit bird’s nests for the abandoned baby birds they care for.

WildCare …

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mad man knitting teddy bearI’ve told you before about Mad Mad Knitting, aka Gregory Patrick, a guy who it would not be a stretch to say was able to turn his life around by knitting teddy bears. Last year he launched an indiegogo campaign

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knitting health benefitsA couple of new stories have come out recently about how great knitting and other creative hobbies can be for our health and our life.

A study from San Fransisco State University found that creative hobbies of any sort caused …

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kntiting anxiety depressionIt seems like every few months there’s an article that gets a lot of notice about how great knitting and other crafts are for people’s health.

The latest one is from CNN. “This is your brain on knitting” opens by …

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10 knit baby gifts

I attended a lovely baby shower last weekend, and was super excited to watch the biggest cheers go all the handmade baby gifts.  This was definitely a crafty group of ladies, and they made everything from stunningly simple blankets to …

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