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Here’s to those of you who woke up at 3 and tried to go back to sleep but gave up at 4 because you just couldn’t shut off your brain. I see you. It’s going to be ok. ...

This was yesterday. We walked down my neighbor’s path to the pond and listened to the brilliant blue water as it lapped and splashed and sloshed. By this morning, that thin layer of ice you see forming around the edge had marched all the way across the pond, all 26 acres of it. I love how swiftly nature does its business. ...

Charlotte? ...

Greetings, esteemed colleagues. May I present to you, in all its glory, 4:32pm. ...

The last of the milkweed, waiting for the right puff of wind to carry the seeds to their new home. ...

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In American yarn, few names evoke as much history as "Germantown." While there hasn't been a Germantown yarn in years,

If there's one thing I love more than a delicate, crunchy woolen-spun wool, it's the idea of a delicate, crunchy

Already the driest continent on earth, Australia is in the grips of a severe drought that many farmers claim is

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One cold windy day in Portland, I realized I was just like the shoemaker's children who had no shoes. Only

In defense of swatching as a practical, spiritual, and deeply creative knitting enterprise all its own - with free patterns

As a proud resident of a state whose temperatures can stay below freezing for up to half the year, I

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For anyone who loves writing by hand, or who has fond, easy memories of writing with a plain old No.

The market for interchangeable circular needles has been well-served for years by Knitter's Pride, ChaoGoo, Denise, Addi, Signature, Tulip, Hiya Hiya,

Julie Weisenberger has a history of making tools that elevate your experience of a task. The Knitter's Block frees us from

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In early 2002, I received a large manila envelope in the mail from an address

While searching for an ancient Ute Indian trail in the White River National Forest 25+

Imagine being told by your doctor that you can no longer knit. What sounds like

Annabelle lives in a cold little town surrounded by snow and black chimney soot. One

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