elcome to Knitter’s Review, your trusted resource for in-depth reviews of knitting yarns and tools, as well as tutorials on everything from how to knit socks and lace to how to substitute yarns. You’ll also find the best knitting events calendar on the Internet. My name is Clara Parkes, and I’ve been sharing my adventure here since 2000. Please make yourself at home. I’m glad you’re here!

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I hadn’t planned on going wading this evening, but if you arrive at the beach and it’s high tide and THIS is what greets you…it’d be rude not to accept the invitation. There was even a tiny cloud iridescence. Well played, Mother Nature. ...

Fall is nature’s reminder that aging can be quite beautiful. We don’t listen, but nature keeps trying. ...

Did someone say LANOLIN? Last night’s Flock Talk had to be my favorite yet.

We talked about evaluating wool clothes and helping fiber farmers find farms. I flashed some (new, unworn) wool undies. We had storytime, featuring a contemporary tale of sheep rustling.

And I got to share my favorite lanolin lotions and potions, a subject very dear to my heart (and hands). I put all my links and recommendations in the show notes.

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