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Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival 2015

The 2015 Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival was wonderful!  Amazing, inspiring, fun, local(ish), lovely – a great success!!!  Held November 6-8th at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, this was truly a first-class event. 702 more words


Let the knitting begin

Here in Italy, our main source of news is the BBC. While I don’t watch it every day, this past summer it has been hard to ignore the growing and serious crisis happening in many European countries with the influx of immigrants. 1,077 more words

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Knitters and Cats

The best reason for a knitter to marry is that you can’t teach the cat to be impressed when you finish a lace scarf.
Despite our diversity, the tendency to be accompanied by a cat is an oddity among knitters that cannot be explained. 13 more words



“…the number one reason knitters knit is because they are so smart that they need knitting to make boring things interesting. Knitters are so compellingly clever that they simply can’t tolerate boredom.

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Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off

The sub-title of this book is “The Yarn Harlot’s Guide to the Land of Knitting”. The theme of 2007 book of essays is as you’ve guessed – traveling to the land of knitting and all that it entails along the way. 183 more words

Essays - Knit & Crochet

One advantage knitting has over video games: I don’t lose all my progress if I forget to press the “save” button!

-Yarn Harlot


Madrona-ing, Part V b: Have you met my friend Mawata?

Mawata Jones?
No, not Mawata Jones, Mawata McPhail…

(Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.)

So, after Stephanie changed my worldview in one paragraph, she proceeded to not only teach us how knit with mawata, but how to make them. 606 more words