Knitter's Review
April 7, 2011
forsythia and Briar Rose Legend

Beth Brown-Reinsel is one of the busiest teachers in knitting. It's a rare month when she doesn't have at least two workshops planned, usually more—and often on opposite ends of the country.

Her specialty is the gansey, a traditional type of sweater from the British Isles. And now, thanks to her new DVD Knitting Ganseys, you can take her workshop in the comfort of your own home.

A Green Goodbye
A family-run wool mill in Yorkshire, England, has come up with a new way to market its fleece: woolen coffins. The latest in the "eco-coffin" trend, these "eternal sweaters" feature a heavy woolen exterior made from the fleece of three Dorset sheep. Supported on a recycled cardboard frame, the coffin also has jute handles and a cotton interior.

This Week in Texas
Join Anne Hanson, Robyn Chacula, and Mary Beth Temple at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, for DFW Fiberfest 2011. There'll be workshops, a vendor area, and a talk and signing by Mary Beth Temple.

In the Forum: Knitting Wish List
We usually drool over the latest goodies and gadgets in the "What's on your knitting wish list?" thread, but this week we're talking about grander wishes: finished knitting projects.

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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

People often write and ask, "What yarn is that in this week's cover picture?" I'll be sharing that information here. This week's photo features Briar Rose Legend and a branch of forsythia.

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