Compact Sewing Kit (Benefits Breast Cancer Research)

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Click Here to Purchase An assortment of handy and useful tools in a convenient portable case. Compact sewing kit includes: scissors, thread tweezer, thread: 100% polyester, buttons, needle threader, needles, and safety pins.  Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.   A portion of all proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (Click the […]

A New Movie Called “Yarn”

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Knitting and crocheting have turned into hipster pastimes for men and women of varying ages. But although they might no longer be seen as the domain of grannies, knitting and crocheting still largely suffer from the perception that they are but a crafty hobby, not a medium for art. Yarn: The Movie is a new documentary by […]

Have you heard about ‘Knit in Public’ events?

Friday, March 11th, 2016

From Jocelynn Brown, The Detroit News Some may think it’s strange or rude, but people all over the world knit (and crochet) in public, and I’m happy to count myself among them. In fact, maybe you’ve seen me somewhere looping yarn together with the anticipation of yet another finished project to wear or share. That was […]

PUC professor shares what she’s learned about culture through knitting

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

No one would expect a pair of mittens to change a person’s path in life but that’s what happened to Valparaiso resident Jessica Klemz. “I was a new knitter and soon after, I took a trip to Latvia, where I became intrigued by the history of Latvian mittens,” Klemz said. While in Latvia, Klemz had […]

Palm Springs alternative school stitches life lessons

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

By Joan L. Boiko, Special to The Desert Sun For the past 13 years, Mount San Jacinto High Teacher Barbara Crossey has been teaching her students the importance of giving back to the community. The 30 or so students in her particular class each semester are not doing community service in some of the more […]

Headbanding Together

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Today, I put my hair up on the top of my head. Truth be told, I put it up to shower and kind of liked the funky/cool look of it with my lighter ends spiking out in all directions. Since I didn’t get the “what the heck is that?” look from my husband, I decided […]

Women Do Get Woolly…

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

I love this time of year: late summer drifting into fall.  It’s a little different, though, in Southern California than it was growing up in New Jersey: the heat seems to linger here, overstaying its welcome.  I’m done with my summer clothes and ready to move all the woolen things to the front of the […]

Knitting A Memory

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Yesterday, while preparing for a TV audition, I listened to Pandora’s “Joni Mitchell radio.” This endless stream of classic folk rock music that scored my childhood and adolescence brought back so many memories. But through the rocky flow of triumphs and disappointments, one thing was constant: my dream of becoming an actress.  Listening to this […]

That Unfinished Hat…

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

I just sorted through my knitting bag and found a project I never finished.  I actually forgot I was knitting a soft green, wool and angora beret, with a very intricate cable pattern that I started during a trip to Australia with my family for a visit with my stepdaughter.  I don’t love the 14-hour […]

Everything is New Again

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

I love this time of year when everything is new again.  The air gives a hint of the cooler weather to come; leaves change color; children start school and make new friends. I get these same excited feelings whenever I start a new knitting project.  I anticipate what the finished project will look like; I […]

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