Award-winning knit-wear designer and best-selling author Vicki Square has put together a unique collection of patterns for creating comfortable and easy-to-wear sweaters in her latest book, “Light & Layered Knits,” 19 Sophisticated Designs for Every Season” (Interweave/$24.95). From the beautiful “Tuscany Lace” A-line tunic on the cover to a long sleeved pullover with pleating details, you’re sure … Continue Reading →
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Knitters looking for fresh new patterns for making baby blankets have a reason to be excited thanks to the recently published book “60 Quick Baby Blankets, Cute & Cuddly Knits in 220 Superwash and 128 Superwash from Cascade Yarns,” (Sterling Publishing/$17.95). It’s the newest addition to the “60 Quick Knits” series. The blankets all have … Continue Reading →
Hmmm, I think it’s that time of year again when I need to clear away some of the books that have piled up on my desk over the past year. If you’re interested in helping, just email me at email@example.com with a list of crafts you enjoy doing, along with your name and address. I … Continue Reading →
Stay warm this winter with knitting patterns from “Shades of Winter, Knitting With Natural Wool” (Interweave/24.95) by Ingalill Johansson, a designer and quality manager for a large knitting company in Sweden, and Ewa K. Andinsson, who lives in Sweden and owns Andinsson Photography and a publishing company. The book features more than 35 fashion-forward projects … Continue Reading →
This Sunday, members of The Pomegranate Guild of Southeastern Michigan, “a group that studies and creates Judaic needlework,” will hold a meeting, beginning at 1 p.m., in the community room of the Prentis Apartments. Anne Greenstein will conduct knitting and crocheting sessions for making hats to be sent to soldiers. Copies of the patterns will be … Continue Reading →
One of the most adorable books for knitting items for newborns has recently been published. It’s called “What to Knit When You’re Expecting, Simple Mittens, Blankets, Hats & Sweaters for Baby” (Running Press/$20), and you can ”expect” to have an enjoyable time selecting and knitting projects for your little bundle of joy. Written by Nikki Van De … Continue Reading →
Merle of Dearborn just called to say she has a lot of various yarns she’d like to donate to a local knitter or crocheter. The yarn is “new with label.” For more information, feel free to contact her at (313) 581-1892.
If you happen to be a knitter who crochets, or a crocheter who knits and you’re looking for some new and exciting garments and blankets to make for babies and toddlers, this is a book you’ll want to check out.
In her latest book, “French Girl Knits Accessories,” Kristeen Griffin-Grimes, who lives in Seattle Washington, reveals an exciting collection of “modern designs for a beautiful life.” Reflecting on French style in her book, she writes, “It is profoundly easy to glamorize another culture — and I’ve done that aplenty with my French musings — but I’ve … Continue Reading →
Certainly hope you’re planning to attend the first annual Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival set for Sept. 21-22 at McGregor Conference Center on the campus of Wayne State University. Fiber enthusiasts will have the chance to “shop ’til they drop” with numerous vendors selling everything from yarn to fiber art. Vendors include: Knitting on the … Continue Reading →