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Knitter's Review
September 23, 2010
a peek at my own stash

Every knitter has a small stash of those highly coveted, one-of-a-kind yarns we bought, were gifted, or even spun ourselves over the years. Whether they are made from luxury fibers or special sheep, dip-dyed or hand-painted by a color genius, we covet them. And although we rarely have a whole sweater's worth, we know we have enough for something special.

Knitwear designer Miriam Felton is an expert at designing that "something special." Her Icarus shawl catapulted her into the knitting limelight when it appeared in the Summer 2006 issue of Interweave Knits, and she's been designing ever since.

Her new self-published book is called Twist & Knit, and it contains a dozen projects designed expressly for those one-of-a-kind yarns, written in a way that almost guarantees you'll never run out of yarn again.

This Weekend in Maine
Spinners, knitters, dyers, weavers, and anybody else interested in organic and sustainable living will want to drive up to Unity, Maine, for the 34th annual Common Ground Country Fair this Friday through Sunday. Sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, the fair is a celebration of rural and agricultural tradition, with 700 vendors, artisans, teachers, and entertainers. The fleece show and sale is one of the most coveted of the season, so be sure to come early to find the best picks.

In the Forum: Pick-Up Tips
Have you ever encountered a pattern that tells you to pick up and purl, not knit, stitches? Judye has never seen this before and needs our help. How should she do it?.

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

Happy knitting, and I'll see you next week,
Clara Parkes

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