Win a Laura Nelkin Craftsy class and Nimbus yarn

Laura Nelkin creates designs with beads; beautiful shawl patterns with just enough beaded bling to make them pretty and feminine, not gaudy.  Ms,. Nelkin just designed a new pattern-the Accola Shaw-written for both lace and fingering weight yarns. If you sign up for her class at Craftsy,  you will  be making the Accola Shaw and learning the techniques you will need to incorporate beads into any … [Read more...]

Checkerboard cushion pillow cover a great stash buster

If you are on a yarn diet, looking for items to knit using your current yarn stash can get a little boring when all you find are hats, scarves or afghan patterns.  I have found something different that I think will put a little spark back into your knitting. I love finding new blogs and patterns.  It's so much fun! This pattern can be found at a blog called Hand Knitted Things.  The blog … [Read more...]

Vogue Knitting Live in New York City January 14-16, 2011

Vogue Knitting Live will be happening in New York City January 14 through 16, 2012 at the Hilton New York Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The hotel is very close  to Broadway theaters and Times Square.  Shopping on Fifth Avenue is  one block from the hotel; nearby attractions are the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park and Carnegie Hall. What is Vogue Knitting LIVE? Vogue Knitting LIVE is one of a … [Read more...]

Yarn sale stock up on Brown Sheep Yarn at discount prices

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DBNY (Discontinued Brand Name Yarn) is a great online resource for yarn.  Their focus is helping out stores with end of season stock, final small lots and mill ends. It's not about us, it's about you! Of course we are fiber lovers and we want bargain prices on yarn, books and accessories -- who doesn't? But we no longer find these wonderful deals just for ourselves. Our mission is to discover … [Read more...]

Knitting with Two Colors by Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen due in December

The latest Schoolhouse Press Newsletter announced a new book from Meg Swansen. This new book is available for pre-order at this time, and will be shipped in December, just in time as a Christmas gift for your favorite knitter. If you pre-order now, you will receive free shipping! This new book 'Knitting with Two Colors' is a year-long collaboration with Meg,  Amy Detjen and Cullen Swansen to … [Read more...]

Jo-Ann stores sold to Leonard Green & Partners

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is the nation’s largest specialty retailer of fabrics and one of the largest specialty retailers of crafts.  As of January 30, 2010, they operated 746 stores in 48 states. On December 23, 2010  Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores announced that they agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Leonard Green & Partners LP for $1.6 billion to accelerate expansion of … [Read more...]

Free Interweave ebooks to download

The latest special email from Interweave announced new ebooks on several topics.  Interweave is offering these free ebooks for you to download. Interweave is the company that brings you Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and Interweave Crochet magazine, to name a few. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of every craft enthusiast who wants information and instruction on their chosen subject: knitting, … [Read more...]

Special Olympics USA Scarf Project-Volunteer now!

There are may worthwhile charitable causes that put the call out to knitters and crocheters to help fill a need.  Homeless shelters cry for help each winter, hospitals ask for help with clothing for babies and women's shelters always need a constant supply of warm knitted and crocheted items. But there is another type of charity that doesn't get as much notice - The Special Olympics.  This … [Read more...]

Free Patterns for your Halloween Knitting

Searching for free Halloween patterns is a daunting task, there are so many to choose from, and so little time to knit.  Culling through all the patterns for ghosts, goblins and witches, these are the patterns that made the final cut. Jean Greenhowe's Halloween Ghosties is a group of five cute little ghosts made from scraps of yarn and stuffing.  They are knitted in garter stitch and they stand … [Read more...]

Win $1500 gift card in the Craft for a Cause contest 2010 sponsored by JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store

JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores are sponsoring a crafting for Charity contest. This contest allows you to use your creativity to craft and design, and your passion to support your favorite charity at the same time. Your crafting skills can win a $1500 JoAnn gift card for you and your charity has the opportunity to win a cash prize. Start crafting August 15, 2010 and continue through October 30, … [Read more...]