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Binky Patrol: Crafting for a Cause

If you’re looking for a cause to craft for as we head into colder weather, check out Binky Patrol. For years, Binky Patrol has provided homemade blankets to children in need. Susan Finch started with a simple idea: anyone can volunteer. For those who feel constrained by a lack of time, money or talent, she […]

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Lulu Knits at the Farmer’s Market

Last weekend my wife and I decided to get some fresh air and peruse a local farmers market. That is where I met the wonderfully talented Lulu. Her beautiful knit designs caught my eye so I went right over to get a closer look. She was a good sport and let me take photos of […]

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Comfort Afghans: Crafting for a Women’s Shelter

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In light of this, I wanted to share the story of the Needlework Group at Valencia Palms that recently contacted me looking for yarn to create afghans that will be donated to the shelter at Women in Distress in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After researching the organization, I was motivated […]

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Charity Crafting For Animals: Comfort for Critters

Are you an animal lover that knits and/or crochets? If you are and have been looking for a way you can combine your loves and do a little good then you may be interested in Comfort for Critters. This volunteer-run organization makes and distributes handmade blankets to shelter pets throughout the US. Currently, they are […]

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Go Back to School With the CYC Certified Instructor Program!

It’s back to school season! Kids are gearing for classes, so how about you? With the certified instructor programs offered by the CYC you can brush up your skills and prepare to teach the craft you love. Do you already have strong basic knit or crochet skills and love the idea of sharing your knowledge? […]

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Charity Crafting For Critters: The Snuggles Project

Using your crafty skills to bring joy and comfort to others is one of the most satisfying feelings. Our furry friends can appreciate our handiwork as well. And they will never judge us for misshapen stitches or uneven gauge. If you’re a brand new knitter or crocheter why not consider practicing your skills on simple […]

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Water With Blessings

Our company is very passionate about giving back to the community. We support Warm Up America, as well as other charities that accept donations of garments and afghans made with yarn. I also enjoy hearing about the charitable things our customers do with Lion Brand Yarn. Recently, I heard of the Water with Blessing program run […]

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Happy World Emoji Day!

Pillowji pattern by All About Ami July 17 is World Emoji Day. Why this date? It wasn’t chosen at random! July 17 is the day shown on the iOS calendar emoji!

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CMA Embraces Summer with Giant Yarn Ice Cream Cones

A while back you may have read my post about Lion Brand’s presence at the Children’s Museum of the Arts annual street fair. We participated in the fair because we share CMA’s passion for bringing art to children, especially fiber arts! They word it perfectly when they describe their mission, “introducing children to the transformative […]

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Give A Sh*t: Knitting Through Cancer Treatment at Dana-Farber

In one form or another, many of us have felt the emotional turbulence that is the effect of cancer. Ourselves, a family member, spouse, friend. . . we hear and feel the stories of diagnosis and treatment and waiting and hoping. If you are here reading this then you probably also know and appreciate the […]

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