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Knitter's Review
August 4, 2005

Veronica and alpaca A visiting friend asks you to teach her how to knit. You grab some yarn and a pair of needles, and before you know it, she has a miniature project on her hands.

When it's time for her to leave, she asks if she can take her work in progress home. You glance at the pair of $20 hand-turned rosewood needles in her hands and feel your blood pressure rise.

The next time this happens, consider grabbing a pair of Crystal Palace Daisy knitting needles, which I review this week. They're colorful, inexpensive, and ideal for beginners.


In the Boutique: Wayward Books
Speaking of loaning things to friends, how many knitting books have you trustingly handed out and never gotten back? Put one of our knitting-themed bookplates (on sale this week) in your books and they're sure to return home.

Retreat Update
That was fast! Overnight spots for our fourth-annual Knitter's Review weekend retreat this November are fully booked, but you're still invited to join us for the day on Saturday. Details.

In the Forums: Swatch Ideas?
Assuming you knit gauge swatches before starting your projects, what do you do with them when you're done with the project?

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Stitch 'n' Pitch Debuts!
At a Seattle Mariners baseball game last Thursday, history was being made—and not on the ballfield. Perched on an upper deck of the stadium, more than 1,600 knitters gathered for the first Stitch 'n' Pitch in Major League history. Read the news story.

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

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