Vickie Howell

Happy Wreathster!

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Spring has sprung (at least in parts of North America), and we could all use a little pop of color to get us into the spirit of the season. A quick and crafty way to do that is with a good ol' yarn-wrapped wreath! Cotton is the perfect choice for a

Photo Recap: Vogue Knitting Live Seattle '14!

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Panoramic shot of the Yarnspirations Lounge, nestled within the VK Live Market Place

Over the past 4 or so years that we've been a part of Vogue Knitting Live (VKL) conferences the Yarnspiration (formerly Beginner's) Lounge has evolved a bit. We started with the singular goal of being

Stitch.Rock.Knit-along: Long-distance Shawlette!

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Today is officially the first day of Spring, and even though there is much of North America still experiencing very wintery conditions that doesn't mean we can't start knitting for warmer weather! Enter the next,

New Yarnspirations Pattern in Interweave Crochet Magazine

 

The Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet magazine is out now! Make sure to snag a copy to get new spring-perfect patterns, including a new Yarnspirations pattern by our friend Vickie Howell.

Crocheted in light, airy Patons Lace, the "Lace About Extended Stitch Kerchief"

How to Host a Frozen-Inspired Party

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Resident Frozen Enthusiast

Our whole family's rooting for Disney's Frozen for Best Animated film in this weekend's Oscars. It's my daughter's love for the movie however, that really runs strong and true -- if she had her way

Quick Project - Arm Crochet Cowl

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Arm Crochet Cowl

 The Yarnspirations team and I are having so much fun with arm knitting, that we thought we'd try arm crocheting (this actually may not have even been a thing -- it's different

Cute & Clever Hats for Kids!

 

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Cover: Skull & Bow Hat
Yarn: 1 Ball each of Sheep(ish) Stripes in color, Homme(ish) & Sheep(ish) in color, Turquoise(ish)

 

  I'm happy to announce that after the success

Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2014

The Yarnspirations team and Vickie Howell headed to NYC last weekend for Vogue Knitting Live, and as usual, a fantastic, yarn-filled time was had by all!
This year we shared our love of arm knitting with visitors, making the Yarnspirations Lounge the go-to destination for everything to do with the yarn world's hottest new technique.

Choosing the Right Yarn for Arm Knitting

I went to my local craft store and noticed that stock for great, super- bulky yarns like Patons Cobbles are quickly depleting. It's possible that I've single handedly caused this to happen whilst whipping out an arm knit

Vickie Howell & the Yarnspirations Team Teach Arm Knitting in Anaheim

Vickie Howell and the Yarnspirations team headed to Anaheim, California last week to join in the fun at the Craft & Hobby Association Conference & Trade Show.

We couldn't resist taking the time to teach some eager students how to Arm Knit! Fast, easy and fun, the group

Be-pommed: Arm Knit I-cord Scarf!

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Who doesn't love a good pompom? Seriously, it's hard not to smile when you see one. That's especially the case with Bernat Faux Fur Pompom -- they're so cute and fuzzy, they make me want to put a

Quickest Gift: Arm Knit Eternity Scarf!

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Here we are in mid-December. How. Did. This. Happen? Next week is the last full school and work week for most people who celebrate Christmas, so if you're planning on making gifts for teachers or office mates it's time to haul holiday hiney! Not to panic though,

Stitch.Rock.Knit-along: Bernat Alpaca Legwarmers!

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Happy holidays, everyone! Ready to kick-up your sticks for another Knit Simple Stitch.Rock.Knit-along? Well then, join us on Facebook and/or Ravelry as we make my Bernat Alpaca Drop Kick legwarmers! The KAL officially starts 12/18, but feel free to jump on either place at

Photo Recap: Vogue Knitting Live, Chicago '13!

VKLChi13LearnVolunteers helped teach new knitters and crocheters at the Yarnspirations Lounge.

As always, Vogue Knitting Live was a blast! This year though, the Caron-turned-Bernat-turned Yarnspirations Lounge was a wee bit different, and not just because of the name change -- in addition to a learning section, we also brought

This Weekend at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago!

Friday I'm headed out to the gorgeous Palmer House Hotel in Chicago to take part in the Vogue Knitting Live conference. As always, we'll (me, the volunteers and my designer buddy, Julia) be providing all you need to learn how to get started on your first knit or crochet project. This time however, (thanks to the Yarnspirations.com, the new

Free Pattern: My Little Guys Beanie

 
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Halloween Project: Haunt Sweet Haunt!

 
 I've been digging the kitsch of the embroidered cross-stitch lately. Whether it's used in the traditional manner, sewn onto a knit or crocheted piece as embellishment, or stitched ironically

Photo Recap: Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell Shoot

Earlier this month I flew to Cleveland, OH to shoot my first season as the host and co-executive producer of Knitting Daily TV. It's been 6 years since the last season of Knitty Gritty was shot, but walking onto a craft-show

Softee Chunky Blanket in Interweave Crochet

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The Fall issue of Interweave Crochet Magazine is out which includes my regular column, Parenthook. As always, I talk about my own efforts of juggling life with creativity, but this time the focus is on the blessing/curse of back to school time. The project included is a cool, hexagon motif throw

Organize It: School Supplies for Stitchers

If ever there's a time for multi-tasking, it's during the back-to-school rush.  This year, why not take advantage of the souped-up aisles of the season, to score bargain solutions for crafty clutter? Here are just a few suggestions for using plain ol' supplies to house your favorite knitting & crochet tools!  

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