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

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Another Finished Project!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way.

Community Update: Temperature Scarves!

Back in January of this year, we started a fun KAL/CAL making scarves, blankets, etc - using the daily temperature as our guide for choosing colors.

Some of us have chosen to make a VERY long scarf, displaying the average temp for each day.
Others have decided to make a blanket

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, the new

Free Pattern: My Little Guys Beanie

Main Colors (MC) L-R: Citrus(ish), Punk(ish), Night(ish)

Community Update - Yarnspirations Site!

Our new website is an exciting place, and some of us are still learning how to use it.  This week, I've decided to give you a little walk-thru, to help you navigate the site more easily.

I'm sure you've already seen the main page for the Yarnspirations site, with the Inspiration Machine front and center:

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

Crochet for a Quiet Evening Bernat Alpaca Giveaway!


This "Wrap-a-Licious Wrap" in Bernat Alpaca is an elegant topper that's the perfect finishing touch for any look.

Shandeh's Pattern: Fleurettes/Satin Shawl

Hello there!  
I am so honored to be part of the new Yarnspirations team, representing Bernat, Patons, Caron, and Lily Sugar'n Cream yarns!
For the past four years, I have been forum moderator and blogger for Bernat yarns.  Now, my world has just become a lot bigger, and more exciting!  I can't wait to work

Softee Chunky Blanket in Interweave Crochet


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!  

Patons Next Steps Eight Fair Isle Knitting - Fifth Finished Project!

I am Louise from Wildflower Wool, a knitter who loves knitting and teaching others how to knit. Join me as I knit every pattern from Next Steps Eight: Fair Isle Knitting and blog my progress along the way.

Community Update - Your Projects!

I just love looking all over the internet, to find projects created with Bernat yarns and patterns. You are all so creative! If you have projects to share with us, be sure to join the Bernat Forums, and show us your stuff in the "What

New Cotton-ish Pattern: Red, White & Loop-d-Loop Baby Skirt!

The nautical trend is one that seems to never really wane -- every summer there seems to be new pieces inspired by the classic colors and sea-worthy shapes. My take on sailor-cute style is this

Community Update - Trying Out New Bernat Yarns

A few weeks ago, I mentioned Bernat's new yarns. This week, I decided to try them out with hooks and needles, and see how they roll....

My favorite is Bernat Bargello. SO easy to work with while knitting or crocheting, and surprisingly soft to the touch! I

New Cotton-ish Pattern in Parenthook Column!

The latest Parenthook column and pattern are out in the Summer '13 issue of Interweave Crochet. This round's theme focuses on the reality of juggling too many things in our lives,

Community Update: Temp Projects 6 Month Checkpoint

Our 2013 Bernat Temperature KAL/CAL is now halfway complete! Several Bernat Forum members have been sharing photos of how their projects look after six months of work.

Take a look at crochetnut's 9 FOOT LONG SCARF!! That sure will be fun to wear!

Introducing Caron Simply Soft Neons and a Simply Soft Neons Giveaway!

Meet the newest members of the Caron Simply Soft family - Caron Simply Soft Neons! These 5 new shades are perfect for kids' craft and kids' gear projects as well as trendy and fun neon garments and accessories for adults! Plus, they've got the same amazing softness and stunning sheen as the rest of the Caron

Community Update - Craft Room Update

For the past few weeks, I've been doing a craft room remodel, and some general Spring cleaning all over my house as well. It's actually Summer now, but calling it "Summer cleaning" just doesn't sound right. Ha! My bedroom and bathroom are finished, and my living room is presentable for guests. My kitchen is


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