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Monthly Archives: April 2009

  • Join the Textured Circle Shrug Knit-Along!

    Our last knit-along of the Cable Luxe Tunic, was a big hit, and we're ready to start another one! This time we will be working on a very special pattern -- the Textured Circle Shrug from the book Glam Knits! We're so excited to offer you this pattern for FREE, courtesy of North Light Books.

    Knit-alongs are a great opportunity for people all over the world to connect on the blog and work together on their own versions of one particular pattern -- it's a chance to learn, make new friends, and expand your knitting abilities by helping each other through the pattern.

    Our KAL host will be none other than the shrug's designer, Stefanie Japel! Stefanie is the author of Glam Knits and Fitted Knits (click the titles to see/purchase the books). She also runs a great blog, Glampyre.com. Please introduce yourself, tell us about your skill-level, and where you're from!

    Stefanie's first post will be next Thursday, so download the free pattern and collect your supplies! There's no need to sign up. Just follow along with the blog and chat with us here, on Ravelry, or on Flickr -- work at your own pace, share your pictures and thoughts, and have fun. We look forward to knitting along with you!

    New to KALs? Read our beginner's guide by clicking here.

    NOTE: Looking for new knit-along entries by Stefanie? Click on the "blog" button above to go back to the main blog page, where all entries are shown in reverse-date order OR click on "knit-along" under Categories (in the right-hand bar) to see all knit-along-related entries.

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  • 5 Mom-Friendly Patterns from YarnCraft #39

    Mother’s Day is almost here and in episode 39 of YarnCraft, our bi-weekly radio-style podcast, Liz and I celebrate the moms (grandmothers, aunts, etc.) in all our lives. We have great stories from listeners about the important women in their lives. Plus we share gift ideas for all types of moms--from Traditional Mom to Glamorous Mom, we have gift ideas for all the special women out there.

    In our regular segment, Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we offer ideas for buying gifts for other yarncrafters.

    Here are 5 of our great Mother’s Day gift ideas:

    To listen to the entire episode, click here [MP3]. For more information about the podcast or this episode, visit the YarnCraft blog. Join us next Tuesday for an episode dedicated to wedding ideas!

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  • Studio Snippets - A Proud Student's First

    The great thing about taking classes, is it allows you to break out of you yarncrafting rut and try something new.  Recently we taught a class on knitting in the round, make a hat.  This wonderful student has been knitting for years, but never tried knitting in the round.  I was so thrilled the other day when she took the time to come in and show off her finished product.  I was so proud of her adorable hat, but I was mostly thrilled with how thrilled she was.

    Hat pattern here

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