TNNA Recap!

So every summer (and some winters) I go to the TNNA tradeshow. What is TNNA? It’s The National Needleworks Association – basically the trade organization for all things yarn. It also is the organization for needlepoint as well. But we are here to talk about yarn!

This was my first time going as the editor of a magazine. You know, because that’s kind of a new thing! In the past I’ve always gone as an independent knitting designer, so my aims were very different. This time around it was about meeting with *all* the yarn companies, seeing their new lines, and figuring out what beautiful yarns I want to work with in upcoming issues.

Fortunately I wasn’t completely in the dark though. Many of my friends work for yarn companies, and it was wonderful to meet with all the friendly faces in my new capacity. And there were so many amazing people that I hadn’t come in contact with when I was “walking the floor” as a designer.

Plus, I had a companion – a lovely woman from our company named Joan who works with advertising for the magazines was able to take me around and introduce me to all the folks I didn’t know.

It was a fun and exciting show, and I came home with a head full of ideas for upcoming issues. And just to show you a small bit of the mountain of yarn I came home with…

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Change of the Guard!

Well you may already know this, but the amazing Kara Gott-Warner has left Creative Knitting to go on to other pursuits. You can still find her all over the internet as karaknits, and you’ll surely see her still doing somethings for Annie’s – our parent company.

My name is Corrina Ferguson and I’m your brand new editor. I’m learning the ropes now while finishing up the last few issues of 2017. And then 2018 will be here and the Spring issue will be all mine. I will take up blogging here on the Splendid Sticks blog and you’ll see me on the Facebook page and all the places.

I’ve been designing for about ten years, and I have over 200 knitting designs under my belt. I’ve been published in a bunch of magazines – including Creative Knitting naturally – and I’ve written a knitting book. I even have a second knitting book in the works.

I live and work from my home in Jacksonville, Florida. Yes, it gets very hot here, but if you have air conditioning you can knit year-round. And I do!

So, let’s get down to business! What do you want to see in Creative Knitting? I get to make all sorts of fun choices and decisions, and I want those decisions to benefit you!

And if you don’t already follow our Facebook page – head on over to https://www.facebook.com/CreativeKnittingMagazine/ and like our page. There you will get all sorts of news and tips about Creative Knitting.

I can’t wait to get to know y’all!

 

 

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The Editor Wants to Know! Watch an Allover Knitted Buttonhole Video Demo

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

Watch a demo for an allover buttonhole scarf!

Have you ever wondered about how to work a project that features allover buttonholes, but the idea scares you because you’re just not sure how to bind-off or cast-on new stitches correctly? Well, here’s your chance to learn how to do it right!

This technique is used in the gorgeous Smoky Mountain Scarf designed by Sandi Prosser, and is featured in the  Spring 2017 issue of Creative Knitting.

Smoky Mountain Scarf, Creative Knitting Spring 2017

Smoky Mountain Scarf, Creative Knitting Spring 2017

Check out the video to get started!

 

Does the idea of making buttonholes make you want to run for the hills? Well, after you watch this video, you’ll fall in love with them!

 

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How Do YOU Define the CREATIVE in Knitting?

I thought it was time to really take a look at what the word Creative actually means in our knitting lives. What does it mean to you? With the world of patterns out there, it’s time to take a different approach, and redefine what this means for us personally.

I think being a creative knitter is so much more than reading and following a pattern. It’s about the sheer act of making with our own hands and the energy that surrounds that.

Today I’m going to dive into this subject on on a live webcast at 4:30pm EST and explore how we define what the word creative means in our knitting lives.

How do you define the CREATIVE in Knitting?

How do you define the CREATIVE in Knitting?

I’ll also “unpack” the latest issue of Creative Knitting magazine and explore the new things that have been happening that go beyond the pattern. I’ll explain how it’s been my mission over the past several issues to connect the dots between the pattern, the tutorial and understanding what’s happening on our needles to create the narrative behind what defines the CREATIVE in KNITTING!

Join me today on Facebook at 4:30pm EST for the live video webcast!

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The Editor Wants to Know! – Circulars Knitting Needle or Double-Points? Join the Conversation on Facebook LIVE!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

The Editor Wants to Know Your BURNING Knitting Questions!

 

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It’s an age old question: do you prefer circular or double point needles?

When knitting in  the round, it has been standard to use double-point needles when knitting small circumference areas such as the top of a hat.

But with the use of the magic loop method, circulars are a very real possibility for sock knitters and those who may be intimidated by using double-point needles.

So my question to you is this:

Do you prefer to use double-point needles or use the magic loop method with circulars when knitting in the round?

If you’re loving these weekly Facebook Live videos, please share with your friends and don’t forget to like the Creative Knitting Facebook Page so you can stay in the loop for the next video! Don’t forget to use the hashtags: #TheEditorWantstoKnow and #CreativeKnittingMagazine

Join me on the Creative Knitting Facebook Page! To watch all the archived videos, click here.

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