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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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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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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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a little obsessed with news coverage lately. I have found myself spending more time than usual on my phone, following the news, reading op-eds, watching video clips and scrolling through epic threads of comments from friends and strangers alike. I’ve been having trouble sleeping, and I find […]

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Recently, I was sitting in a meeting with a bunch of editors, and Hannah Baker was to my right. As happens in many meetings at Interweave HQ, she was knitting. Now Hannah has a really interesting way of holding her yarn; she is a right-hand thrower and she wraps the working yarn several times around […]

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Bulky yarns remain on trend in the knitting community, as evidenced by the recent TNNA trade show. Pictured above left to right: Cannoli Yarn in Purple Mix, Encore Mega in Pink, and Funky Chunky Yarn in Cloud Last weekend, I attended TNNA’s yarn trade show in San Jose, California, where I spent three days talking […]

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So, I’ve been seeing a new guy since Thanksgiving, and like the significant others before him, he’s discovering the magic of knitting through me. And I’m getting to field the now-familiar questions—the same endearing questions you, too, have probably been asked by significant others, friends, businessmen on airplanes, and various other muggles. Can you relate […]

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