Saturday, June 10 is World Wide Knit in Public Day 2017! Because you need another excuse to knit! Check out the details here. This holiday has been bringing knitters with their projects out into the public eye for years. This accomplishes a few things: it brings crafters together and builds community; exposes non-knitters to the […]

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Have you ever experienced a UFO? I’m not talking about alien spaceships—I’m talking about the forgotten knitting or crochet project that we call an Unfinished Object. In yarnie speak, a UFO. You start a project with all the excitement in the world. A new pattern, a new yarn, a new dream of a thing you […]

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Escape with me to Oregon!

If you had one weekend to spend any way you wanted, what would you do? How about traveling to a scenic location, staying in a cozy lodge with likeminded people, knitting and eating good food and laughing all weekend? Throw in a visit to a historic sheep ranch, rafting the Deschutes River, fly fishing, and […]

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I recently decided that I’m only going to knit things that make me supremely happy during the process. And there are three things that make me happy about knitting: a good wooly yarn, a delicious color, and interesting stitch patterns that I can memorize. To that end, I’ve been knitting the Aspens Cardigan from the […]

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May 17 is officially—very officially*—National Pack Rat Day. The National Day Calendar website  reports that this “holiday” is meant to serve as an opportunity for us to examine our hoarding habits, and maybe try to do something about them. And to that, we yarnies say: OMG I forgot I about this yarn! Awesome! What should […]

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May ushers in wedding season—a season that has seemingly lengthened over the last few years! I’ve been to more October weddings than summer weddings lately. But mid-spring still feels like a bridal time to me, with its hopeful, happy flowering and cheerful birdsong. May is a month that marks a new beginning, just as a […]

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I was a dirt-smudged, wild, and imaginative 8-year-old when my mom taught me to knit. I was rather quiet, then—things have changed!—and I had an intense focus when it came to Projects. I liked to draw. I liked to build forts in the woods. I read the DICTIONARY like it was a normal book. And […]

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A Brief History of the Modern Shawl

If you Google “shawl,” the first few results are the usual mainstream ones— Wikipedia, Etsy, some clothing e-commerce sites. But then, Ravelry knitted shawl pattern listings quickly take over the page. I think it’s easy to say, knitters own the shawl in the Western world in this day and age. Historically, shawls were functional layering […]

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Lisa’s New List: Top 5 Lisa’s Lists!

Hi, my name is Lisa and I write a weekly column for the Interweave blog called Lisa’s List. This has been a fun ride for me; in these knitting blogs, I’ve waxed on about everything from dating non-knitters to the world’s best yarn destinations. And you guys seem to like my lists, which makes this […]

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