May 30, 2002

If you choose something easy when you know you're capable of something more complex, are you cheating?

One-Strand Wonder

Where knitting is concerned, I believe that one never truly cheats. We just refocus our energy from one element of the craft to another.

Take this week's yarn as a case in point. Plug it into your needles, stitch away, and end up with a beautiful conversation piece that keeps your feet warm at the same time.

Our New Baby: The Knitter's Boutique

There's only one thing I could possibly love more than yarn: stationery. That's why I'm extremely excited to announce KR Cards, our exclusive line of knitting-themed paper goods.

KR Cards, as well as a choice selection of accessories and whimsical extras, will be available from our new Knitter's Boutique section in just a few short weeks. Stay tuned for more details!

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Happy knitting, and I'll chat with you in the forums,


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New This Week...


a skein of Opala swatch of Opal

Every knitter enjoys an occasional "no brainer" project so their attention can wander to other things while they work. With Opal's pre-printed color patterns, you can zone out completely and still produce complex and beautiful results.
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