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May 9, 2002

Now that you know how to add beads to your knitting projects, let me show you how to apply these same knitting techniques to create beautiful jewelry. All you need is string, beads, knitting needles, and your imagination.

Festival Wrap-Up
Last weekend was the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, the largest event of its kind in the United States. Readers are giving the show mixed reviews, with an A+ for fibers and C- for crowds and overwhelm. Read their reports in our forums.

An Intimate Knitterly Gathering
If crowds aren't your cup of tea, consider spending a relaxed weekend with us this fall in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. If you're interested in joining us, take a moment to fill out our questionnaire and email it back to me.

Knitting Abroad
Prefer international travel? Have I got the trip for you. Donna Barnako of Wooly Knits will be leading a tour of Scotland and the Shetland Isles this September.

Her itinerary includes a visit with Scottish handknitting designer Di Gilpin, a tour of Jamiesons Spinning Mill, Edinburgh Castle, and the Scottish Museum of Woollen Textiles, and lots of free time to get your bearings and explore on your own. Aaaah, what a dream!

May Subscriber Giveaway
Just in time for your summer reading, this month we're giving away a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Simply stay subscribed and you'll automatically be in the drawing.

Happy knitting, and I'll chat with you in the forums,


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In honor of Clara's bead review, THE HANDWORKS GALLERY is proud to present one of our own designs fashioned from Noro's Lily yarn and accented with beads.

Also, normally $9.95/ball, this week, for Knitter's Review subscribers only we are offering Noro Lily specially priced at $7.96/ball! To access our special Knitter's Review page, where you'll see all the Lily colors and kits at the special discount, click here!


New This Week...

Knit Your Own Jewelry
Black elastic thread with muticolored beads

If you only thought knitting was for clothes, think again. Learn simple techniques for knitting your own beautiful beaded jewelry.
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