Another Treat for Your Feet

I finally just started wearing socks again last week. Having a clinically-diagnosed, severe case of OCD (Obsessive Christmas Disorder: Any adult that is overly excited about Christmas and has a more than normal preoccupation with Christmas decorations and clothing or has more than two Christmas trees), my subconscious is constantly on the look out for Christmas cues – those magical markers that point the way to that sacred time of year. Socks are one of them.

Stroll Hand Painted Sock Yarn | Knit Picks

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Mrs. Merryweather Dishcloth

Knit Picks Mrs. Merryweather Free Dishcloth Pattern - 52 Weeks of Dishcloths

Wonderfully sturdy and reliable, the knit Mrs. Merryweather Dishcloth will work until the job is done, the tea is poured and the tea cakes are out of the oven! The two-tone effect of the two yarn colors creates a subtle depth to this stitch on both right and wrong sides. The right side features a smooth fabric, perfect for polishing while the wrongs side has rows of shimmering pearl bumps to give you extra scrubbing power. This woven linen stitch might be time consuming but that makes it all the better for an evening in front of the telly with your favorite program!

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November Wallpaper Calendar

Happy November! Sweater weather is in full effect – and what better way to celebrate than with a stack of wonderfully woolly tweed yarns. Our November wallpaper calendar shows off the rich, rustic hues of Wool of the Andes Tweed.
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November wallpaper calendar desktop 2014

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Paige Family Dishcloth Pattern

Growing up, both my mom & my grandma were always knitting and crocheting – they had learned both so they didn’t feel any need to keep projects to one or the other.  When I first got interested in yarn crafts, my mom showed me how to make the dishcloths she and my grandmother always made.  Of course I tried it and even though my newbie misshapen pieces were not works of art, I enjoyed making them and used them for years.  So I thought I’d share the pattern with everyone doing the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths!

Paige Family Dishcloth from Knit Picks

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Podcast Call for Entries: Designer CRUSH


Is there one designer you really love? Have you knit too many of their designs to even count? If you have what we’re calling a “designer crush”, total admiration and love for a knitwear/crochet designer, let us know! You could get to talk to that designer for an upcoming podcast, and ask her/him the questions on your mind. Email us at We’d love to hear from you!

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