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  • Mothers Day gifts for knitters - flowers or yarn
    Mothers Day gifts for knitters that double-dip
    Whether you give your mother flowers or a skein of yarn and a knitting pattern, Mother's Day presents a unique opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. When you order flowers at 1-800 Flowers and your purchase is at least $39...
  • Sock-Yarn Shawls II
    Perfect weather for shawls
    Shawls are still popular and there is no hint of their popularity wavering. It seems we can't get enough of them. They are fun to make and a fashion statement. Jen Lucas has come out with "Sock-Yarn-Shawls II". It is 16 shawl...
  • 106 CT Sheep & Wool Festival
    106th CT sheep and wool festival in review
    Attendees were wearing coats, some scarves and those who didn't have on fingerless gloves wish they did. A brisk and sunny morning, more of an autumn day than spring, was the weather at the fair. Admission is still only $5 per car. Despite the...
  • Book cover for Knitting by Anne Bartlett
    Book Review of Knitting by Anne Barlett
    This is a review for Knitting by Anne Bartlett. When I first began this novel I was really excited about it. The premise and plot seemed really interesting. I am currently learning how to knit, but I have been crocheting for about five years, so a...
  • Standard Yarn Chart
    Yarn council adds a category
    The CYC (Craft Yarn Council) has added a seventh category to the standard yarn chart. Jumbo with a numerical 7. The purpose of this chart is to give a number and name to the different weights of yarn.The highest category previously was "6...
  • YarnCon 2015
    Day Two of YarnCon is in full swing
    If you were worried that you missed YarnCon yesterday, then have no fear: the independent fiber fest held in Chicago has gained so much popularity, it is now a two-day event. The Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Union Hall is the host to YarnCon 2015,...
  • Sheep Shearing
    Don't be afraid to wear wool
    Wool has wonderful properties. It is warm, natural and renewable, has high UV protection, flame retardant, biodegradable, breathable, non allergenic , durable and elastic, resists dirt and grease, multi-climatic and naturally insulating.Peta, an...
  • One + One
    Two different skeins of yarn equal a wrap, cowl or capelet
    If you look through your yarn stash, you will probably find single skeins of yarn. Maybe it was left over from a large project or that luxury skein that was too beautiful to pass up. Take them out, there is sure to be several projects you will...
  • Knitting gifts
    Quick and easy knitted gifts for Mother's Day
    Mother's Day is right around the corner, yikes! Sunday, May 10 will be here soon. Need a fast and fun knitting idea for your Mom? Look at the Lion Brand blog, At the blog you will see several fast and easy items to make for your Mom.a cowl or...
  • The Great Rhody Yarn Crawl 2015
    The Great Rhody Yarn Crawl celebrates its fifth year
    Calling all knitting, crochet, weavers, and textile artists: The Great Rhody Yarn Crawl is happening and you will need a passport! Scheduled for April 17-19, 2015, the statewide yarn crawl is celebrating its fifth year of memorable local yarn shop...
  • Handbrake cowl pattern funds cance research
    Cowl knitting pattern funds cancer research
    "Let's put the 'Handbrake' on cancer!" is the slogan adopted by Dan and Kay Jones, a British couple who knit together and air delightful podcasts from their Darlington, UK, home on YouTube. 100% of the sales from their new...
  • Claire's Outlander shawl pattern now available
    Claire's Outlander shawl pattern now available
    Many knitting patterns have evolved from STARZ's popular "Outlander" television series, none more sought after than Claire's shawl pattern. Now it's available for knitting your very own shawl and the timing is perfect for...
  • Gathered scarf knitting pattern
    Gathered scarf pattern in Polish, Spanish, and French
    This multi-language scarf pattern is a rare find and an old favorite. Knitting up so soft and warm, it's just one of the best patterns for scarves. Made with Alpaca Ware Superfine Alpaca Yarn, approximately 540 yards. This superfine yarn has...
  • Bolivian women knitting high-tech medical devices
    Knitters with power to mend broken hearts
    It's a fact knitting is a natural salvo for one's mental health, but now teamed with a high-tech medical product, it can also dramatically improve physical health. Ever distinctive in the crafting world for their gorgeous woven blankets...
  • Holiday Hats
    Unique baby hats to knit for every occasion
    If you don't have a baby to knit for...make one of these adorable hats and find a baby to give it to. "Holiday Hats for Babies" by Debby Ware includes 25 patterns for caps, berets and beanies to knit for every occasion. These toppers...
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