Knitter's Review
April 12, 2012
Ewe Ewe cables and a Signature Needles case

Yarn shops are on the front line of knitting. Work in one and you'll quickly get a good idea what people want, where they get stuck, and where they don't want to go.

Former store owner Heather Walpole listened to her customers. They asked again and again for a great machine-washable worsted-weight wool, something soft enough for babies and the tender-skinned. She started a company to create that very yarn. Meet Wooly Worsted from Ewe Ewe Yarns.

This Weekend in Kansas
Metropolitan Kansas City, Kansas, is a knitting hot spot this weekend as Knitting in the Heartland takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lenexa. In addition to a full marketplace of 25 vendors, the event also includes workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Franklin Habit kicks things off on Friday night with a keynote presentation.

In the Forums: Gift Horse
Most of us have had this happen at least once: We make a beautiful gift for someone special, we give it away, and we never see it again. Did the recipient ever wear it? Who knows. In Lucybug's case, years of gifts for her step-son's family have gone un-worn. Ever feel like you're knitting into a black hole?

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

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

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On the Cover

Ewe Ewe cables and the back of my Signature Needles case

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