Share your Wishlist on Facebook!

We’ve added the option to post your wishlist on Facebook or any other social media site – even the Knitting Community, Ravelry or your own Blog.
Its easy, just log-in, view your wishlist and click the “Share Your Wishlist” button.

Below the “Send Email” form, you’ll see a link to post your wishlist on Facebook or a URL that you can copy and past into your personal Blog or other website.

We’ve received lots of great feedback about …

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Finished Vest

I have been terrible at taking pictures and blogging about finished projects. I really, really have been knitting as much as ever, and here is a little proof. This is my Nederland Vest (from the fall 2008 issue of KnitScene) in Gloss DK. I love how this yarn drapes and fits so well. The pattern doesn’t have waist shaping because that is right where the argyle pattern is happening, but …

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Odd inner dialog

I know I have fallen off the grid for the last few days but I have two good reasons.
First, a whammy of a migraine. I have been using a lovely medication for about a year that I absolutely love!! If has made my frequent migraines non-existent. The only downside is that only determined migraines get through the medical stockade. Set off by a huge change in our local barometric pressure, this one had a great start and took full advantage …

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Everyone Needs a Goofy Hat

My ears were cold, and my mood was, um, a bit silly.

Who wouldn’t want a hat that makes them look like an Emissary of the Elf People? The pattern is Sloochie (Ravelry link), the yarn is Gloss HW, and the pointy top is awesome. Well, at least in my mind!

The pattern is worked from the pointy tip down to the brim, and there’s also …

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My largest knitting project

I am knitting an enormous wool blanket. It is almost halfway finished.

I have no cold tolerance. I’m the one wearing a giant puffy coat when everyone else is wearing a light jacket. When I’m riding my bicycle in the cold, I’m completely covered with my coat and knitwear, except for my glasses peeking out between the cowl over my nose and my hat. So when I moved to the Pacific Northwest from southern California, I had a little …

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Always something new to learn!

I have been impatiently waiting for Abby’s book to come out and it is a treasure!!
The life changing lesson I learned from Respect the Spindle is that spindling is even more portable than a small knitting project! I had often heard spindlers say that they, “spindle every day rather than spinning at a wheel once a month”. It seemed to make sense but I had never had anyone explain it …

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Holiday Audio Treat: Miss Eiderdown’s Stocking

We have a special treat for Knit Picks podcast listeners this week! The folks over at Boxer Press Audio have created a knitting-themed holiday radio play, and we’ve added it to the podcast feed. It’ll be in two parts, and Part One will go live today, with Part Two going live next Friday. The story is called Miss Eiderdown’s Stocking. Kelley’s really into listening to audio books while knitting, and we thought that you would all enjoy a little extra …

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knock knock….Candygram

I’ve been busy working on Christmas gifts – and those recipients, as much as I love them, tend to nose around my blog posts & flickr page so I haven’t been able to show off what I’ve done. But my youngest nephew is a December baby and when I saw ran across a certain pattern, I had to make it for him.

That’s both of my nephews in the shot actually – birthday boy is 5, the other is …

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