Project Notebook: Irish Coasters

st patricks day coastersSt. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday, and it’s a great time for crafters because working some bright green into your wardrobe or decor this time of year is a welcome change from the drab colors of the end … Read More...

Knitting as Protest and a Show of Love

fracking protesters stage knit insThis week’s knitting news spotlights how knitting can be so much more than “just” making things.

First there’s a group of knitters in Australia who have been protesting against coal seam gas mining (also known as fracking) in their communities … Read More...

Project Notebook: Boneyard Shawl

boneyard shawl wipThere are certain knitting patterns that it seems like everyone has knit, that are classics even if they haven’t been around that long.

But because I spend a lot of my time designing knitting projects (and writing books), I haven’t … Read More...

Review: Lace Knitting for Beginners

lace knitting for beginners book reviewFor some reason, lace reminds me of spring. I guess because when it starts to get warm outside you can start thinking about wearing projects with eyelets again.

Whatever the reason, I have lace on the brain right now as … Read More...

Giveaway: Animal Knits for Kids Books

wina  copy of two sweet animal knits for kids books

Congratulations to Patty!

Kids in garments that look like animals are always really cute, and this week I have a couple of fun animal knitting for kids books, perfect for a new parent, grandparent or someone who just loves to … Read More...