Author Archives: Kara

Mindful Mondays — Doing Work Worth Doing

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -Theodore Roosevelt In my editor’s letter of the Spring 2014 issue of Creative Knitting magazine, I talk about work worth doing and taking … Continue reading


Knitting for the Sake of Knitting

It’s so encouraging to see all the comments you’re sending my way, because I’m able to learn so much about what makes you tick! After reading some comments today, it made me stop and think about how similar we all … Continue reading

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Join Us for a Special Knitalong Series–Learn a Stitch, Share the Love!

It’s time for a knitalong– grab your needles and join me for four fun-filled weeks of free washcloth patterns to make and share! Get ready for an exciting event that you don’t want to miss! For four weeks, from Friday, … Continue reading


Shatter the Monday Blues– Change Your Mind, Change Your World

If you find yourself having the Monday blues, stop and think about why that is. Could it be just a habitual mindset that may have nothing to do with the work week ahead? Have you ever noticed that when you … Continue reading


Miracle in Seattle – The Gift from Annie’s Readers

In July I wrote about my friend, Teddy Sawka, who is a missionary working in Shichigahama, Japan — an area that was ravaged by the tsunami in March 2011. Teddy started an outreach program called Yarn Alive for the displaced, … Continue reading