Tag Archives: knitting

Craft Book Review: Fair Isle Knitting

August 28, 2013


Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting

Although I have enjoyed knitting for many years, I have never really ventured beyond the basic dishcloth.   Fair Isle knitting has always intrigued me, but I’ve never been brave enough to give it a try.  Its intricate patterns are intimidating at best.  Lynne Watterson’s craft book, The Very Easy Guide ot Fair Isle Knitting  […]

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Craft Product Review: The Knook by Leisure Arts

June 11, 2012


A swatch of white yarn with stockinette stitch on the top half and garter stitch on the bottom

The Knook by Leisure Arts is a system for creating knitted fabric using a crochet hook and a silky cord instead of a second needle. From The Knook page: • Learning to knit is easy with the Knook and our step-by-step instructions! Great for beginners! • One tool—a new & unique specialized bamboo crochet hook—replaces […]

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Craft Tool Review: Martha Stewart Crafts and Lion Brand Yarn Knit and Weave Loom Kit

December 22, 2011



When the lovely folks at Lion Brand Yarn sent me the Martha Stewart Craftsâ„¢ and Lion Brand Yarn® Knit & Weave Loom Kit—and a giant box of yarn to use while I was trying it out—I was both very excited and completely overwhelmed. With more than thirty configurations for creating square, rectangle, circle, and oval […]

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Knitting Looms and Jury Duty

June 28, 2010


Last week was quiet here on CTD, because your crafty friend was called up for…JURY DUTY! I can hear the collective groans from you readers, but really, I didn’t mind too much. First of all, I believe in our judicial system and my civic and moral obligation to serve. The other reason I didn’t mind […]

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