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What’s in a Pattern?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a knitting or crochet pattern? Maybe you’ve wondered why some patterns are free an others are not? Have you ever gotten a pattern and found mistakes? And, why are there all those different ways of creating new...

Stitching Up Our History

The recent women’s marches and their symbolic knitted hats are not the first, or last, time women have used knitting and other needle crafts as a means of political participation. In the USA, there is a long history of women taking up their needles to further a political agenda. Read our most recent post to learn more!

Nifty Tricks – Dropped Stitches

By far the most sought-after request for help we get is how to pick up dropped stitches. Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t walk through the door with a look of panic on her face! While a dropped stitch can certainly seem like the end of the world, in...

Yarn Travelers – Portland Oregon

Patricia and her husband recently took a trip to Portland, Oregon. While her husband was busy checking out bicycle shops (his hobby), Patricia was able to visit six yarn shops – all in and around the city. Here are just a few of the pictures she took. Click any...

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