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Lesson One By Franklin Habit

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. She. Let’s do it now! I’m ready. Me. Are you sure you want to do this? She. Yes! Me. Okay, then. Come over here and sit next to me. (She does so.) Me. You’re going […]

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Do You Dream of Yarn? Win Franklin Habit’s Coloring Book!

If, like Franklin, you dream of yarn, this giveaway is for you! Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit has a monthly column on our blog featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. Franklin has created a coloring book where each page provides a wonderful and wooly setting to color—all showcasing his trademark style and wit. This fun […]

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Resolved! by Franklin Habit

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. It doesn’t get much better than this.  I sit writing to you from a  country cottage on hill, bathed in what my grandmother always called a “million dollar breeze.” A breath of fresh air so […]

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Make Two by Franklin Habit

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. Every so often, usually during a rare moment when I feel pretty good about myself, a well-meaning relation sends me one of those perennial news items about a lady who has crocheted the same blanket […]

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Franklin Habit’s How to Be a Superb Student: A Lesson in Two Parts

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. For the past several years I’ve been one of the most traveled knitting teachers in the northern hemisphere–with the battered baggage and frequent flyer status to prove it.  In a busy month I may be […]

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Franklin Habit’s Friendly Three-Point Message to Journalists Who Seek to Write About Knitting and Crochet

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. Dear Sir or Madam, Please let me say how delighted I am that you intend to devote column inches (or equivalent in screen real estate) to something so dear to my heart. It’s a broad […]

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Franklin Habit Asks, “Why shouldn’t folks who knit and crochet get medals?”

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. December already? You have got to be kidding me. I’ve been cleaning out. This apartment, as city apartments go, is not a cracker box. I am fortunate. But neither is it a many-wingèd mansion, and […]

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Talk to the Paw by Franklin Habit

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. “Leelee just loves my knitting,” she said brightly, plucking the ball of yarn from the corner into which it had rolled. “Don’t you, Leelee?” Leelee was silent. “She just loves it,” she said again, winding […]

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Let’s Be Brutally Honest About Pattern Difficulty Levels by Franklin Habit

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. While the emergence of the global online needlework community has undoubtedly been a boon in many ways, for the designer of patterns it is a mixed bag. The sort of mixed bag in which candy […]

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Party Trick by Franklin Habit

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. I have learned from experience that the best way to respond when a stranger at a party asks me, “So, what do you do for a living?” is to start a small fire, then run […]

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