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Knitter's Review
September 1, 2011
The Stitch Light in action

Many of us were knitting in the dark this weekend as Irene churned her way up the East Coast. As you may have discovered—and I dearly hope you didn't have to—knitting by candlelight gets old pretty quickly.

Allow me to introduce the Stitch Light from Buffy Ann Designs. Meant to dangle from your neck, this tiny device produces a light bright enough for turning cables, performing open-heart surgery, or even landing a jetliner.

This Weekend in Missouri
Head out to the tiny town of Bethel for the World Sheep and Fiber Arts Festival, now celebrating its 31st year. The event offers all the traditional festival fixings, from sheep shearing and sheepdog demonstrations to a sheep knowledge contest, silent auction, workshops, vendors, and the coronation of a Sheep Festival Queen.

Happy Birthday
This week, Knitter's Review turns 11 years old. What began in 2000 as an experiment in creative expression has grown into something far bigger and more meaningful, taking on a life of its own.

During the last 11 years of sleepless Wednesday nights, I've swatched more yarns than some people try in a lifetime. I've petted sheep, tested tools, gotten to write books, and tried my best to bring people together around a common love of yarn. Without your readership and the support of advertisers, my tree would have fallen silently in the forest.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for making this adventure possible. What do you say, shall we have some cake?

Happy knitting,
Clara Parkes

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Illuminated stitches.

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