Great Gifts for Knitters and Crocheters

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 …

Discovering Purls

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 …

3 Crochet and Knit Ideas for December

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 …

Halloween Knit and Crochet Horrow

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 …

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