More and more knitting patterns are converting to charts over written instructions. In Creative Knitting magazine, we always provide both. However, the question remains: do we really need both? I’d like to ask you all to weigh in on this discussion.
Let’s start with “fun first.” What’s that ONE thing that makes you come alive. Do it now!
I’m really big on affirmations and quotes, so each Monday I thought it would be nice to share some of my faves with you. This is one that brings me so much inspiration and I hope it puts a smile on your face today.
Yarn Bombed in New Hampshire!
I recently went on a trip to Manchester, New Hampshire to attend the Knit and Crochet Show, which is primarily known as the premier show for crocheters, but it has grown in knit over the past several years. This is a conference/marketplace where knitters, crocheters and yarn enthusiasts join together for classes, fashion shows and a good time.
During some down time, I ventured off to explore and to my surprise the hotel and surrounding grounds had been yarn bombed with a variety of colorful granny squares and knitted swatches.
Another big highlight is The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA) dinner and fashion show which I co-emceed with designer, Charles Gandy.
We Love Dreamers Challenge
If you’ve ever had a dream to get your knitting design published, here’s your chance! The Autumn issue of Creative Knitting kicks off a special Tracie Too Design Challenge, sponsored by Imperial Yarn. To be eligible, all designs must be accessories made with Tracie Too yarn, which can be purchased here on Annie’s.
The winning designs will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of Creative Knitting, along with a surprise box of yarn each month!
To learn more, turn to pages 22-23 in the Autumn issue of Creative Knitting, or visit the contest page here.
Did you know that Annie’s StitchGuide.com has a huge resource of tutorial videos that you can dive into for all of your knitting needs? I’m sharing this little best-kept secret with you so you can keep this in your back pocket for those times when you’re in a bind and you need some help.
StitchGuide.com is where I go when I’m stumped, or when I need a stitch refresher. Check it out here! For more tutorials and knitting help, you can also check out Kara’s Quick Knit Tips and Lunchtime Quick-Knit Tip videos that live on this blog forever.
The Editor Wants to Know
Chime in on the latest question and chime in on simple quick questions and see what others have to say too. Here are snippets of some of the most popular “burning” questions:
Check out the archives here.
It’s another Fiber Fun Friday! The weekend is here again, so let’s start things off right and make time for the passion we all share. A little planning can go a long way when it comes to grabbing our knitting bag and heading out at a moment’s notice.
A bunch of fun things are going on lately. Maybe you’re in the loop, but if not, than you certainly do not want to miss out. Read on for my little recap so you can join in on the yarny party going on right now!
We recently kicked off an exciting knitalong (KAL) in the Berroco Lover’s Group on Ravelry. It’s a fun time and so many people have gotten involved. We’re all making the gorgeous Chock Wrap, designed by Norah Gaughan. It’s made with Maya, a luxurious trans-seasonal yarn which is a joy to work with.
If you haven’t joined yet, don’t worry because a KAL has no expiration date. You can jump in at any time and even pose questions to the group even after the official start date. So what are you waiting for? Visit Annie’s and grab your Chock pattern and Maya, introduce yourself and have fun!
New Annie’s Group on Raverly!
Did you know that Creative Knitting is part of the major craft retailer, Annie’s? Well, things are really cooking over on the new Annie’s Fan Group, so hop on over and see what’s going on! Make some new friends and also stay on top of what’s hot in yarn!
The Editor Wants to Know
Let’s make this Friday interactive and fun! Tell us your story, and share what’s on your needles!