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Knitter's Review
November 7, 2013
a cluster of Rockets

Many moons ago, Skacel sent a box of circular needles for the Knitter's Review Retreat goody bags. They were prototypes, explained Karin Skacel, featuring the traditional Turbo nickel-plated finish but with the pointy lace tip, at that time only available in bronze.

How we coveted them. For me, they've remained the best thing that ever happened to circular needles, perhaps partly because I knew they were one-offs that could never be repeated.

But this year Skacel launched a new product called the Addi Turbo Rockets. When I opened the box, I made the connection. Behold, the best thing that ever happened to circular needles, now available to the general public.

Knitting: A Fine Match for Slow TV
Earlier this month, some 1.3 million people tuned in to watch Norway's first ever National Knitting Evening. Part of NRK's Slow TV programming, the 13-hour knitting-themed "reality show" went from sheep to sweater. The show was so successful, topping the previous 12-hour episode on firewood, that there's been demand for a second, longer version. You can watch it here.

The Mighty Knitted Legacy of Barbara Walker
The rare auction of Barbara Walker's original garments, knit by her, for her, is still underway. Schoolhouse Press has just begun the second round, and you can browse all the look books.

Ralph Lauren Goes Local
You may recall there was a bit of a kerfuffle at the London Olympics when it was discovered that most of the Team USA uniforms were made in China? Ralph Lauren learned its lesson. In preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, the company has tapped two of our favorites—Imperial Stock Ranch and Kraemer Textiles—to help clothe Team USA. They even made a video about it.

In the Forums: Gift Knitting?
The holiday gift-knitting season is upon us. Will you partake?

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As ever, I thank you for letting me be a part of your knitting life.

I'll talk to you again on November 20!

Clara Parkes

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On the Cover

A heaping helping of Rockets

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