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Packing up Your Project(s) for Travel

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Packing up Your Project(s) for Travel

Many of us will be traveling this summer, whether by car, train or plane.  As we move into the “travel” season, it is a good time to cover some travel tips for taking our knitting or crochet projects with us. Select a project that is easy for you to work on while traveling. You might be chatting with friends or need to pick the project up and put it down numerous times. This is not the time for intricate charts or involved stitch patterns. Take a project that is light in color. The lighting on planes and in hotel rooms tends...

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Recipe Box: Brimming Pumpkin Bread

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Recipe Box: Brimming Pumpkin Bread

What goes together with some knitting and tea?  A yummy baked treat, of course!  As someone who loves to bake, I also love to swap recipes so when Jenn (our web wrangler) sent me her delicious pumpkin bread recipe, we decided to share with you all, too!  Pop this easy-to-follow recipe into the oven and gather your knitting for a cozy & yummy fall morning.   This pumpkin bread is brimming with extra goodness packed inside!  Dried cranberries, rolled oats, pepitas and walnuts make this autumn treat extra delicious.  Pop this easy-to-follow recipe into the oven and gather your knitting for a...

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Spotlight: 52 Weeks of Shawls

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Spotlight: 52 Weeks of Shawls

We're delighted to announce that we'll have Laine's stunning new book, 52 Weeks of Shawls.  Featuring 52 contemporary shawl patterns from designers all around the world, this collection showcases an exceptionally wide range of yarns, techniques and levels of difficulty and also includes two crochet designs. It is a true encyclopedia of shawls, a future classic for decades to come.  This is a must for shawl lovers!  All patterns are beautifully photographed, illustrated and presented on 272 pages with a bound woven cover.The book contains patterns from the following designers: Stella Ackroyd, Andrea Aho, Fiona Alice, Natalya Berezynska, Rebekah Berkompas,...

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Hudson + West Trunk Show

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Hudson + West Trunk Show

Our wonderful friends from Hudson + West Co. have released a new collection, Deep Winter 2021: Colorwork Vol. 2.  There’s something in this collection for everyone at every step of their colorwork journey, including mosaic knitting, stranded knitting, steeking, and even double knitting! How about this darling trio of hats and mittens?  Such a fun way to play with color!  Hats top to bottom: Ryder, Logan, and Collins.  The fun mitten pattern comes as a set with the Logan hat.   The garments of this collection are equally intriguing with their colorwork patterning.  Beginning at left, Rhys by Cheryl Toy knocks it out of the park...

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