Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Great Gifts for Yarncrafters

This post contains affiliate links. Happy Thanksgiving! In the U.S., the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) signifies the official start of the holiday shopping season.  In the spirit of keeping the holidays a little more handmade and small business and a little less mass produced and corporate, I’m sharing several holiday gift guides today. Great … Read more

Book reviews: New knitting stitch guides and giveaway

This post contains affiliate links. I have two new knitting stitch guides to review today: the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume Six: Edgings from Sixth & Spring Books and Knitting Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia by Sharon Turner.  I think it is fairly obvious that I’m a crochet stitch guide junkie.  (Evidence: my reviews of 20+ stitch guides here and … Read more

Must-Have Beginner Knitting Books (and Video)

This post contains affiliate links. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know that while I’ve been crocheting continuously for the last 27 years or so, I only decided to pick up knitting again in the last year.  I was, frankly, scared of knitting.  As a kid, my grandmother introduced me to … Read more

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