News and a Giveaway with Stephannie Tallent

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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 met Stephannie Tallent years ago. She’s a regular fixture on the knitting scene. You might recognize her work from her beautiful book, California Revival Knits. I was so excited when Stephannie reached out to tell me about her new Craftsy class, Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts. Starting with a basic knit mitt pattern, Stephannie walks you through creating a custom stranded colorwork design that’s really your own. Now as a designer, …

Ask Lindsey: Afghan Squares To Block or Not

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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. Ask Lindsey is a weekly crochet and knit Q&A with Lindsey Stephens. Send your questions to Lindsey at support@thelindseylife.com. Ask Lindsey posts may contain affiliate links for products Lindsey thinks you’d love. It’s Friday the 13th, but don’t be scared! I’m here to help with your stitching dilemmas. Dear Lindsey, I’m making an afghan with lots of individual squares. Should I block the squares before seaming them? Signed, Beth In …

Book Review: Scarves in the Round

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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.   Book: Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves Author: Heather Walpole Since I’m moderating the neck things group for the Ravelry Gift-a-Long, I’ve been thinking about neck things a lot. So, today seems like the perfect time to post about a new book I received, Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves. When …

Book Giveaway: Colorwork Knitting by Sarah E. White

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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. As mentioned in Poetry in Yarn Video Podcast episode 5: Colorwork Knitting: 25 Spectacular Sweaters, Hats, and Accessories Author: Sarah E. White This book is a great survey of the various knitting techniques for colorwork. Instructions and patterns are included for striping, striping with self-striping yarn, slip stitch, stranded, and intarsia. I loved the tips for knitting stripes in the rounds. Jogless joins look so much nicer, and she offers …

Featured Pattern and Sneak Peak at a New One

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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 scrolling through Facebook the other day, when I was surprised to see pictures of two of my patterns staring back at me. The first was the Alex Adorable knit vest. It was featured in the Stitch Sprouts blog post on back to school projects. I really loved making this.  It looks like complicated color work, but through the magic of slip stitches, I only had to use one …

Tips for Knitting with Beads and Lavishea

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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 my most recent projects has been a beaded knit hat. When working with beads I need something to spill them out into- the tubes they come in are too narrow to be able to get the beads out easily. I used the lid to my Lavishea lotion bar tin. It worked really well. I decided I wanted to add beads to the hat as I went instead of …

Magazine Giveaway: Love of Knitting and Creative Knitting

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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. —–Congrats to Winner, K —— Today you have a chance to win two knitting magazines! Up for grabs are both the July 2012 issue of Creative Knitting and the Summer 2012 issue of Love of Knitting. For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before 11:59pm EST on Weds., August 1st. I’ll randomly choose a winner from the entries. This giveaway is open to those in the …

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. Crocheted Playgrounds Super Grans Come to the Rescue (and teach knitting) Crocheted Flags A Mumbai Store Gives Women the Chance to Earn Money through Crochet And last but not least….have you ever considered adding a power drill to your notions kit? It’s i-cord the speedy way!

Knitters are not evil; we are very good people.

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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. On Dr. Seuss’ birthday, my daughter’s class read the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. She loved it and was thrilled to find that we had a copy at home. For those who don’t recall, The Lorax is a tale told by the Once-ler, whose greed resulted in the destruction of an entire ecosystem. It had been a while since I had read the book, and I was a bit …

Book Review and Giveaway: Betsy Beads

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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. Book: Betsy Beads Author: Betsy Hershberg Publisher: XRX List Price: $24.95 Before I ever learned to knit or crochet, I learned how to make jewelry. Both my grandmother and step-mother were avid jewelry makers, and shared some of their knowledge with me. That’s why I was so excited to see Betsy Beads. It combines knitting with beads to make beautiful, yarn-based jewelry. Beading Basics, the first section of the book, …