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  • Crochet project entailing 'Super Mario Bros. 3' blanket took over 800 hours to create
    Computer programmer uses over 100 balls of yarn to make 'Super Mario 3' blanket
    According to Nintendo News on Saturday, Norwegian computer programming and sky diving champion spent six and a half years crocheting the "Super Mario Bros. 3" world one map. The amount of time it took him to do so was over 800 hours and...
  • Knits for Father's Day
    The best knits for Dad in honor of Father's Day
    If you are crafty, then chances are you have made something for Mom or Dad at some point well into adulthood. Gone are the days of handprint turkeys and popsicle-stick dreamcatchers, however; the gifts in honor of the respect for your lineage have...
  • Finger Knitting Fun
    School's out...time for Finger Knitting
    When is the right time to teach fiber crafts? If you have young ones who show an interest in your knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving...., that's the right time. Even though they are excited to learn, they may not be ready to handle your...
  • Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket
    Build a Blanket with your knitting needles
    Pick your stitch and knit an afghan that will be a showstopper. Doreen L. Marquart (master knitter in the USA and Canada) has a new book out from Martingale, "Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket". It is comprised of 80 knit stitches in...
  • World Wide Knit in Public Day: Holiday keeps knitters in a ‘stitch’
    World Wide Knit in Public Day: Holiday keeps knitters in a ‘stitch’
    Have you heard the news? According to a Evansville Courrier & Press report published on June 12, a special day of the year is here and folks around the word are ready to celebrate! This annual holiday is guaranteed to have you in a stitch! It...
  • Scarves for Charity
    World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015
    The eleventh World Wide Knit in Public Day will be celebrated Saturday, June 13, 2015. Established in 2005, it is traditionally held the second Saturday in June, with the intention of increasing the visibility of the fiber arts, knitting and...
  • World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015
    World Wide Knit in Public Day brings crafters literally out of the woodwork
    June 13 is World Wide Knit in Public Day, a celebration created by Danielle Landes for knitters to both run and attend events, all of which celebrating yarn craft by participants engaging in these crafts in public. Started in 2005, this year's...
  • Soak Box
    Go Soak your knits
    Whether you just knit, crocheted or purchased a garment or accessory made from fiber, you will want to hand wash it. Have you ever used a no-rinse wash like Soak? "Soak" is super gentle, non-toxic and leaves your knitted items clean and...
  • Are you ready for Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals?
    Knitting through Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals
    As a self-professed knitting andhockey junkie, I find myself wrestling with what to do during the playoffs. My season tickets are in the last row of section 333, right on the aisle that extends from the west Blue Line (which is the Blackhawks...
  • 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,...
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