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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Wrong Side Out: Show Us Your Floats

Welcome to a new recurring column on Interweave.com! Every week, in Wrong Side Out, we will be looking at a project from, you guessed it, the wrong side. The private side. The…potentially messy side? It is on the wrong side that you see a knitter’s care, their finishing skills, their craftsmanship. And since we never […]

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If you’ve been single any time in the past several years, you’ve probably tried online dating via Tinder. This dating app is fueled by short attention spans and increasingly creative profile pics. In my own most recent foray into the Tinderscape, I posted a pic of my knitting on my profile, and it got a […]

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Weaving a Rainbow of Fiber Freaks!

A few short weeks ago, I had the pleasure of serving as one of the hosts for Interweave Yarn Fest, an educational weekend of weaving, spinning, knitting, and crochet here in Northern Colorado. What I LOVE about this annual event is that it brings me into direct contact with different fiber artists than I usually […]

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Some mornings, you wake up and the first thing you encounter is a scary headline, and you wonder “What’s happening to the world?” It’s easy to forget all the headlines that came before; to feel like things are spiraling out of control. Sometimes, you drop your latte in your lap while driving and the lid […]

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