#Scarfie Challenge and Pattern featuring Rachel from Maybe Matilda

#Scarfie = A selfie with a scarf! We invited a few awesomely creative knit and crochet bloggers to participate in a #scarfie challenge! We asked them to design a scarf or cowl with two skeins of one of our most popular yarns, Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. The #scarfies are making the rounds on blogs and social […]


Avocado, Asparagus, Egg and Tomato Crostini

Fast, fresh and simple! Crostini! crostini |krôˈstēnē| plural noun small pieces of toasted or fried bread served with a topping as an appetizer or canapé. ORIGIN Italian, plural of crostino ‘little crust.’ The perfect midday lunch! I’ve been topping toasted slices of Ciabatta with fresh ingredients this week for my lunch! Place a loaf of ‘bake at […]


Free knitting pattern – Penguin Ornament

Have you started any winter holiday crafting?  We have a cute new free pattern to get you started!

Designer Emily Kintigh’s adorable Penguin Ornament is perfect for any household at anytime of the year but fantastic when you are decorating your home for the winter months.

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Statement Socks?

I saw a link to this article yesterday and thought it was interesting. Guys are starting to wear brighter socks? And now we’re calling them Statement Socks? It reminds me of a blog post I did back in January of 2007 about Frank and Martha socks. Back then, I identified myself as a “Martha” sock […]


WWW: Knitted Glass; Thoughts On Knitting for Charity; Craftivism

Artist Carol Milne creates absolutely fantastic knitted-glass sculptures. She’s not actually knitting with molten glass, but using a lost-wax casting-based method to create molds for the glass – even more careful and painstaking work, if you can possibly imagine. You can see more of her work in her online gallery.

A great [...]


Expert Advice on How to Be at a Fiber Festival

Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life. I’m terribly sorry, but I don’t have time to stroll around the mall sipping a Giganto Grande Pumpkin Spice Extra Foam No Whip Latte. I have to go to a fiber festival. If you are […]