Category: Knitting

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Today I Became a Hardcore Knitter

Last night I thought this project was going to kill me. I was swearing up a storm trying to transfer itty-bitty glass seed beads onto a strand of size 8 perle cotten and thinking...

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My Little Meatheads

I stitched the crayon holster onto Abby’s “Meathead Hat” today and she filled it up with crayons immediately, put it on and grabbed her sketchbook. I was tickled by her response because she’s not...

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Free Knitting Book Download!

Hey knitters, check out these FREE patterns. Interweave just released “The Best of Interweave Knits: The Readers’ Choice Awards Collection”—a FREE five-pattern e-book containing the most popular patterns published between 1997 and 2007. It’s...

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Boot Camp For Sock Knitters

Here’s a heads up for West Michigan knitters. The Threadbender Yarn Shop, 2767 44th Street SW, Wyoming, Mich., is hosting a boot camp for sock knitters this Saturday. There will be a sock trunk...

Another purse and a podcast on the way 0

Another purse and a podcast on the way

The only crafting I’ve had time for this week has been the completely mindless sort of knitting where you pick it up and knit without thinking or counting. You just breath and knit and...

nonstop knits felted rose pattern download 0

nonstop knits felted rose pattern download

In case you missed the free project I posted yesterday on my newspaper blog, I wanted make it available here, too, so all you knitters living outside of West Michigan get a fair chance...

The Making of a Felted Purse 0

The Making of a Felted Purse

Today Abby, Amelia and I spent some quality time watching the hot, soapy water in our washing machine felt a wool purse I just finished knitting for Abby. I’ve done some felting before, but...

Knitting Local 0

Knitting Local

Here’s a sneak peek at my latest knitting project. I’m making a felted purse for Abby from a pattern by a West Michigan knitwear designer who I’m featuring in my craft column this weekend....

A Working Mom's Tour of Grand Rapids 0

A Working Mom's Tour of Grand Rapids

Even though work and family obligations kept me from attending her book signings at two west Michigan book stores, I was pleased to get a chance to meet up with Susan B. Anderson both...

Susan B. Anderson is Coming to Back to Grand Rapids! 0

Susan B. Anderson is Coming to Back to Grand Rapids!

Hey knitters! A rising star in the knitting world is headed back to West Michigan. Susan B. Anderson, of Madison, Wisconsin, the author of “ITTY-BITTY HATS” and her latest book “ITTY-BITTY NURSERY” will be...