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Knitters Take London

In all the excitement of releasing the knitting book (eek!), I didn’t have a chance to tell you guys about the Great London Yarn Crawl. This was a new event, planned by crazy Rachel and crazy Allison, in which five groups of 10-15 knitters each dashed all over London, dropping into various yarn and crafty

Knitty! Alternate Colors for the Sophia Loren Pullover

Something rather incredible happened to me: I submitted a pattern to venerable knitting website Knitty, and they accepted it. The Sophia Loren pullover is inspired by a photo of Loren from the movie Woman of the River, and is knit in The Fibre Company‘s beautiful yarn Canopy Worsted.   This pattern will appear in Silver

Like You Mean It: On Exploration

A brief interlude. If you’re looking for the Right As Rainbow Knitalong, check us out on Facebook and Twitter, look for updates on Catherine’s blog, and pop over here tomorrow for more news. And do comment on the latest yarn giveaway, which ends at midnight GMT tonight. Do you all know Tara? She’s the genius

Time to Swatch: A Baby Cardigan Knitalong

You all know that I had to take several months off of knitting because I had a nerve problem developing. That was annoying and led to my not blogging, entirely out of childish pique. Not particularly impressive behavior. But now my right hand seems better and so I can knit a little bit. Not a

We Made Her Ourselves

Alexandra Jane, born June 30.  Love her so much !! Parents: Tired, Happy. Knitting: unfinished. Cat: unsure what hit her. (Also, laundry: folded but not put away.)

Links for the Beginning Knitter

You all know I love to spread the gospel of the sticks and the string. When I left the U.S., one of the most difficult goodbyes was to my knitting students and to the discretionary time that allowed me to teach knitting. [I might be able to do it in the UK in a little

Live Like You Mean It

Looking for the results of the stash giveaway?  Don’t despair; I’ll post the winner’s name, and another giveaway, tomorrow. Those of you who know me in real life, and some of you who read this blog regularly, know that my mother died a while ago – 3 years ago today, in fact.  Grief over losing