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It's a Wrap
With the holidays behind us, let's not forget those individuals and families who are in desperate need. There are so many little ways to give, and what a unique opportunity we have as knitters to wrap others in the warmth of our love for knitting.
When it comes to charities, there is an abundance of knitting resources to choose from. Thanks to founder Evie Rosen, Warm Up America! distributes caps, afghans and other items to thousands of people in need. To find out how you can get involved, visit www.CraftYarnCouncil.com. You can also check our list of charity resources here.
If you're new to working on double-point needles or find them awkward, I hope you've found my Tutorial: Working With Double-Point Needles helpful. I hope it gives you the courage to jump right into our free pattern, Colorful Wristers, featured in sock-weight yarn. If you're in search of some scrumptious one-skein sock yarns to work with, check out the latest review of "One-Skeinworthy Yarns" on Knitter's Review or visit Annie's Attic.
As promised, soon I'll be sharing exciting new finds from my trip to The National NeedleArts trade show. And later this month, I'll be attending Vogue Knitting Live in the heart of Manhattan, where I'll be mingling with fellow knitters and teachers. While in New York City, I also plan on visiting some notable yarn shops such as Knitty City and Purl SoHo. It's sure to be a memorable time, and I can't wait to fill you in on the details!
To happy knitting in the new year!
Kara Gott Warner
Executive Editor, Creative Knitting magazine
Kara is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. As a freelance illustrator, she specialized in technical illustrations for knitting, crochet and other craft books for major publishers. In 2002, Kara began designing patterns for her independent collection of knitting patterns, sold under the igottknits label. Her patterns are sold exclusively on Annie's Attic and e-PatternsCentral.com.
Kara first learned how to knit at age 12 from her grandmother, but not until her early adult life did she come back to the craft with reckless abandon. When Kara rediscovered knitting, she used it as a much-needed escape from her hectic life working as a designer in New York City. She quickly fell in love with knitting, and her needles haven't stopped clicking since. As editor, Kara first joined DRG publishing in 2007 as a freelance editor and produced a variety of hardcover knitting books. In June 2010, Kara joined the DRG family full-time, as executive editor of Creative Knitting magazine and knit publications.
Kara's knitwear designs have been published in Creative Knitting, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and Family Circle Easy Knitting. She is also the author of The Divine Drop Stitch.
You can follow Kara on her blogging adventures at She Knits In The Loop.
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