The Top 3 Summer Knitting Trends

During the summer, it often feels too hot to care about trends. When it’s 95 degrees out, what do I care about fashion? All I want to do is figure out how I can put as little as I can on my body while still remaining decently clothed. But then, inevitably, I go out and […]

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The 7 Knits You Need for Festival Season

It’s festival season! Whatever you’re interested in, there’s sure to be a festival for it this summer. Music, fiber, food, beer, biking, the Renaissance—there are gatherings galore celebrating our wonderful and varied world. But no matter what type of festival you’re attending this summer, there’s one universal truth: it will be hot. And you will […]

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Every first Sunday in June, people around the country and the world are invited to gather together to honor cancer survivors and demonstrate that “life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.” It’s a day of “celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of […]

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I’ve always had a keychain on my keyring, but lately I’ve been thinking my keys could use an update. After all, I graduated from college over 10 years ago—do I really need 2 keychains from my alma mater? So I was thrilled to see the darling Heart of the Sea Keychains in Interweave Crochet Summer […]

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Pattern of the Week: Seafaring Shorts

Crocheted shorts get a bad rap. I mean, sure, there are some truly heinous crocheted shorts out there (these immediately come to mind), but most of them are super cute. (I even love granny-square men’s crocheted shorts, which I acknowledge are an acquired taste.) If you’re curious about the crocheted shorts scene, dip your toes in […]

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Pattern of the Week: Going Ashore Shawl

Several years ago, my husband and I owned a sailboat. We don’t live near the ocean, but we hauled our boat to a nearby reservoir nearly every weekend during the summer. We’d rig up the sails and motor out from the dock and spend most of the day drifting along, just waiting for a breeze—and […]

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Poetic Crochet Has Your Perfect Summer Shawl

Poetic Crochet has long been one of my favorite crochet books. I love it because the shawls are not only beautiful, but they’re functional and accessible, too. And the projects are all inspired by classic poems, which adds a lovely touch to an already lovely book! Whenever I open this book, I always take the […]

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The 7 Best Airy Knitted Shawls for Summer

When you think of summer, shawls are probably not the first things that come to mind. But they should! Knitted shawls are perfect for weddings, the theater, fancy outdoor concerts, or nights when there’s a little chill in the air. I’m not talking about heavy wool, though—I’m talking about lace. I’m talking about shawls that […]

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Last fall, my husband and I went on a mini road trip through Colorado and northern New Mexico. One of our favorite stops was the small mountain town of Salida, Colorado. Surrounded by stunning peaks and bordered on one side by the Arkansas River, the town is an outdoorsy person’s paradise (we were both in […]

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