Book Review & Giveaway: Warm Days, Cool Knits

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. One of the happy things to show up in my mailbox recently was my reviewer’s copy of my friend Corrina Ferguson’s new pattern book, Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season. Growing up in a warm weather climate myself, I appreciate the need for fun knits that don’t require blizzards to wear. Warm Days, Cool Knits has a variety of lovely pieces that will work year round in …

Great Gifts for Knitters and Crocheters

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Ah, the day after Thanksgiving. I can practically hear the beginning strains of the William Tell Overture as people prepare to converge on their local shopping centers. If you’re shopping for yourself, or for a fellow knitter and crocheter, feel free to check out some of these sweet deals online. (You should also feel free to hint liberally, by sending a link to this post to your family with a …

Discovering Purls

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I’ve been doing some digging around online to look at different methods of making a purl stitch. First is the Continental Purl ….   Then I discovered the Russian Purl… Finally, I spotted the Norwegian Purl… So far, my favorite is the Russian Purl, but it orients the stitches in the opposite direction of what I’m used to. I’m definitely going to keep doing some more playing around with methods …

Quick, Affordable Crochet or Knit Gift with Starbucks

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. If you are looking for a quick and great gift idea, have I got one for you. Starbucks locations are offering reusable cups with reusable lids for only $1. Not only is the low price great, but you get 10 cents off each time you use it. Pair a reusable Starbucks cup with a crocheted or knit coffee cup sleeve for a fantastic, very affordable gift. If you really want …

Knit and Crochet Donations for Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Originally, I was going to post a giveaway on the blog today. Then, last Friday, the world was turned upside down by the tragedy that unfurled in Newtown, CT. I thought I would write today about that tragedy. But after a weekend inundated by news articles and social media posts, I’m too emotionally wiped out to focus on the horror. Instead, I want to focus on hope, and what we …

3 Crochet and Knit Ideas for December

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Well, today is the first Monday of December, and I feel like a horse at the starting gate of a race, pawing at the ground. There is something about the very last month of the year, with all of it’s holiday and shopping nuttiness that gets the energy flowing. The large cup of coffee doesn’t hurt either. I’ve got projects to finish and new projects I look forward to starting. …

Halloween Knit and Crochet Horrow

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Seeing as today is Halloween, what if your favorite horror films got a knit and crochet makeover? Alien – Instead of aliens popping out of people’s chests, it’s a swarm of wool-eating moths! Noooooo! Halloween – Michael Myers isn’t a homicidal maniac in this version. Instead he sneaks around undoing people’s knitting and crochet projects. The worst scene is when he gets a hold of the shawl made of 8 …

4 Reasons I Love Fingerless Gloves (And You Should Too)

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I was walking my son to a friend’s house down the street yesterday. It was a bit chilly, and I was thinking it would be perfect if I had a pair of fingerless gloves to wear. Why do I like fingerless gloves: Fingerless gloves are great for intermediate weather. In colder climates use them in autumn and spring; in warmer climates they can even work in winter. Fingerless gloves give …

Needlearts News

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Today Only! Preview sale of the new Knitcircus Yarns How a sheep in a knitted jumper could revolutionize computer animation N. Van yarn bombers dismayed by pilfered piece of knitting