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Knitter's Review
October 16, 2008
darning needles

Darning needles are the unsung heroes of the knitting world. We rely on them to help us finish our projects, but how much do we really know about them?This week I survey the darning needle landscape. Are there different kinds of needles out there, and do their differences really matter? Yes and yes.

This Weekend
Knitters far and wide are lining up already for the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, which takes over the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck this weekend. It'll be hard to miss the festival, but I'm spending the weekend with members of the Tidewater Knitting Guild of Virginia, teaching them how to become yarn whisperers. I'll also be at Ewe Knit Kits & Yarn in Virginia Beach on Sunday. If you're in the area, stop by to say hi.

In the Forum: Two at a Time
Having mastered knitting one sock on two circulars, one of our Forum members wants to know if it's really worth the extra effort to learn how to knit two socks at a time on two circulars. What do you think?

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Changes Afoot
On January 31, 2009, San Francisco will lose a knitting landmark. Artfibers is closing the doors of its Sutter Street store after 13 years. The longer-term future of Artfibers is still up in the air, and I wish them all the very best.

As always, thank you for your readership and your support.

Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the Forums!
Clara Parkes

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