Can a Teal Cowl Heal Hatred in America?

On August 12, three blocks from Magpie Knits in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others were injured when a white nationalist plowed his car into a crowd of people who were there to protest the Unite the Right rally going on that day. Later, two state troopers who had been […]

Read More >

Is This the Oldest Knitter in the World?

The assignment came in my Inbox: Write a blog post about the oldest knitter in the world. The idea is intriguing. With all the news about knitting being so mentally and physically healthy, wouldn’t it be cool if there was a connection between knitting and longevity? According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015 there […]

Read More >

Prêt-è-Mouton: Imperial Stock Ranch

On the phone, Jeanne Carver is a torrent of energy and words—and breathless, having just run in from ministering to the sweet-faced Columbia sheep she and her husband, Dan, raise at Imperial Stock Ranch (ISR) in Oregon’s high desert. “My chores were really delayed,” she says. “The animals were like, ‘Where have you been?’” But […]

Read More >