January 2013

Movie Monday: Tangled

This week's Movie Monday comes courtesy of one of my daughter's favorite flicks: Disney's Tangled. I love how the knit garment was used as wardrobe for one of the burly brutes (don't let the "jazz hands" and mime make-up fool you) in the perilous

Trendspotting: Aztec-Inspired Prints

One of the boldest trends over the past year or so is that of angular Aztec-inspired prints. From home decor to jewelry and swimwear, you'd be hard-pressed not to spot

Community Update #21

Holding onto our Knit/Crochet MOJO!

Some of us in the Bernat Forums (myself included) experienced a loss of our knit/crochet mojo this month.  For some, it was just pure exhaustion after the holidays.  For others, it was a guilty feeling for not completing projects we have promised to make for others.

But, we are not letting those woes

Temperature Scarf CAL and KAL!

Introducing the Bernat 2013 Temperature Scarf Crochet-Along (CAL) and Knit-Along (KAL)! Inspired by a concept posted by Kristen Cooper (aka Honey Nutbrown), the Temperature Scarf is a conceptual pattern that reflects the weather in a single location every day of the year.

Starting February 1st, knit

Visit us at Vogue Knitting Live, NYC!

If you're in the NYC area this weekend, please stop by the Vogue Knitting Live marketplace at the Marriot Marquis Hotel. As usual, I'll be there -- teaching knitters how to crochet and vice versa

Community Update #20

If you ever want to take a quick look at some of the latest projects being made by Bernat crafters, just wander over to the Bernat Crafters group on Ravelry.   Recently, I noticed this very intricate and colorful blanket, handknit by sowernknitter.  BEAUTIFUL!  She used the free Bernat pattern "Knit Diamond Blanket", and

Community Update #19

The new year is here, and some of us are making resolutions!

Maybe you've decided to learn a new yarn craft this year.  If so, you've found the perfect place to learn.  If you want to learn to knit or crochet, you'll

2013 Color Trend: Emerald

2013 is here, and it's time to embrace Emerald as Pantone's Color of the Year! Emerging as a standout shade from 2012's jewel tone trend, Emerald is a versatile hue that's perfect for bringing a vibrant, sophisticated, and harmonious vibe to your knit and crochet projects this year.

Community Update #18

For those of us who celebrate Christmas, our deadline for completing our hand-crafted gifts was last week.  What were you able to create for your loved ones this season?

I finished up a shawl and a scarf,  but the amazing knitters and crocheters in the Bernat Forum left me in the dust!  They have made some outstanding creations!  Check