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Knitter's Review
December 11, 2003

fibery fernsAlthough knitted bookmarks, bikinis, and cell phone cozies all have their place in our delicate knitting ecosystem, sometimes we have the urge to take our knitting off-road and tackle greater challenges.

This week I review the world atlas for knitterly exploration, the recently re-released Knitting in the Old Way. (http://knittersreview.com/goto.asp?goto=PGR)


Also New This Week
There's no denying it: If you haven't begun your knitted holiday gifts yet, you need to find a fast and easy pattern ASAP. Originally published here in 2000, my quick buttoned stole is as easy as it gets, uses up leftovers, and takes no time at all. (http://knittersreview.com/goto.asp?goto=stole)

In the Boutique: Sassy Scissors
Thanks to The Big Yarn, we'll never be without scissors again! Jeweler-crafted in California and nearly one-of-a-kind, the colorful Goodys Scissors are both eyecatching necklaces and functional tools. Also, we've discounted the Baker's Fat Dozen handmade sterling silver stitch markers by 25% while supplies last. (http://www.knittersreview.com/boutique/default.asp)

Forums: Upgrade Complete
Our forums are fully upgraded and faster than ever. If you haven't done so already, I invite you to visit the forums and check out some of the new features, including a quick reply box at the bottom of every thread, improved searches, and the ability to access your private messages from any page.

Year-End Gift and Challenge
We're in week two of our annual fundraiser for the Heifer Foundation.

This innovative nonprofit group helps families in 115 countries move toward self-sufficiency by giving them breeding livestock. Families spend a year in training and agree to pass on the first female animal offspring and their own know-how to other needy families—in essence, the gift of one animal helps transform an entire community.

Last year the Knitter's Review community (that's us!) raised more than $1,280 for the group, which translates into the gift of four llamas and six sheep to deserving families around the world. I'll kick things off by donating the gift of a sheep on behalf of Knitter's Review. If you would like to join us, you can send a check or money order (payable to Heifer International), in whatever amount you can afford, to:

Knitter's Review
P.O. Box 1617
Blue Hill, ME 04614

As always, thank you for your readership. Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the forums!

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