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Extreme Knitting

Tweet This is a truly fascinating video… Talk about re-purposing yarns, Extreme Knitting creates a 1000 strand yarn and proceeds to knit a mattress out of it. It’s CRAZY! I had to watch it a couple of times to believe it and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It’ll get you […]

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Is Alpaca Farming for You?

Tweet As many of you are aware, I’ve recently had a couple of alpaca meeting opportunities that raised my curiosity about the business of alpaca farming.  I’ve heard (off and on) for years that the alpaca business is a gold mine but didn’t know why so I decided to poke around a bit and connected […]

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Eco-friendly Yarns and Knitting

Tweet In honor of Earth Day, I’m continuing my fiber series by covering a few of the more eco-friendly ‘yarns’ available for you to choose from to help you recycle, reuse, and reduce.  The topic is worthy of it’s own discussion since eco-friendly yarns span the animal, plant and bio-synthetic categories. Recycled yarns Several yarns […]

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Are more men knitting?

Tweet A couple of weeks ago the Wall Street Journal reported that truckers are taking up stitching to pass idle time.  Yes, really, men do knit.  It was in fact, very likely men who invented the craft to begin with.  The craft originated in the middle east and was spread throughout the world by the […]

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Milk yarn? How does that work? (Part 1)

Tweet A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to fondle a swatch of Milky Whey (by Kollage) made from milk and soy yarns.  YUM!  It provided instant finger delight  (I made a mental note to try it as soon as I get a couple projects off of my needles) but.. milk yarn?  How does […]

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Yarn Hank, Skein or Ball?

Tweet Not long ago I was asked why some yarn is sold in hanks, some in skeins and some in balls.  The only answer I could proffer at the time was that it must depend upon the manufacturer but I couldn’t let it go with that.  Somewhere in the recesses, I thought I recalled a […]

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Color Inspiration

Tweet Recognizing that inspiration can come in all manner of form, there is inspirational  technique with which I had not previously connected; that of color.  A short while ago I wrote about having attended a class at Stitches West that opened my eyes to a new way of looking at colors in general and combining […]

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Stunning Lace Shawl in Red

Tweet There are shawls and then there are shawls.  Can you believe this glorious one in red lace?  (It brings to mind what the “lady in red” could have been wearing).  Yes, it was hand knit by one of our subscribers (Lowell). (In addition, you can see a larger version in the gallery.) Lowell selected […]

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Knitter’s paradise

Tweet It’s about the most fun a knitter can have without actually knitting.  Stitches West 2010 has now come and gone however, the memories and pain remain, at least for today.   My first day there, I spent an entire 8 hours on my feet wandering from booth to booth in an endless sea of yarn, […]

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