New and noteworthy
what's your fancy?
play with the latest
yarns
learn about
tools
travel to
festivals and events
explore
helpful tutorials
enjoy
free patterns
see what
books we're reading
Now discussing on Instagram

Few things soften a stressed heart like watching your beloved come up from the garden with something she’s picked just for you. Better than a bouquet of flowers, these are golden raspberries. They ripen at the very end of summer. They’re extremely tender and taste like honey, and they’re probably the most decadent thing we grow. They won’t keep. They’re intended to be savored the very second they ripen. For someone raised with the motto “when it’s gone, it’s gone,” these are a fine reminder that sometimes that’s the whole point. ...

2243 84

This is the lake where I’ve been staying this week, teaching people what I’ve learned over the years about the process of writing your so-called story. Verlyn Klinkenborg describes the central purpose of writing as “to offer your testimony about the character of existence at this moment.” But here’s the crux: Before convincing the rest of the world that our testimony is worth listening to, we have to convince ourselves. Which is an ongoing process. This weekend I’ve seen the beginnings of some exquisite testimonies that I dearly hope will come to life. #futureauthorsofknitlandia #squamlove ...

1055 30

Calling all knitters. Crocheters, too! This is your call to yarns.

Maine’s newest asylum-seekers are facing their first New England winter. Having fled their homes in the Congo and Angola and then traveled more than 10,000 miles, they didn’t exactly have time to stock up on warm winter woolens before they got here. This is where knitters and crocheters come in.

I realize that we all have urgent concerns vying for our time and resources right now. But if your needles are idle and this speaks to your heart, I invite you to join me. They need warm hats and mittens, especially for babies and children. You can send your knitted and crocheted masterpieces to:

Maine Access Immigrant Network
237 Oxford St., Suite 25A
Portland, ME 04101
...

2952 206

Join us
Follow Clara's adventures! Learn about yarns, books, needles, gadgets, events, techniques, and people. Thoughtful insight from a trusted voice.

yarn reviews

If there's one thing I love more than a delicate, crunchy woolen-spun wool, it's the idea of a delicate, crunchy

Already the driest continent on earth, Australia is in the grips of a severe drought that many farmers claim is

"Textures are the new speckles." With those words, Malia Mae Joseph and Stephen West, of the Amsterdam yarn store Stephen &

more yarns
how-tos

One cold windy day in Portland, I realized I was just like the shoemaker's children who had no shoes. Only

In defense of swatching as a practical, spiritual, and deeply creative knitting enterprise all its own - with free patterns

As a proud resident of a state whose temperatures can stay below freezing for up to half the year, I

more how-tos
tools

For anyone who loves writing by hand, or who has fond, easy memories of writing with a plain old No.

The market for interchangeable circular needles has been well-served for years by Knitter's Pride, ChaoGoo, Denise, Addi, Signature, Tulip, Hiya Hiya,

Julie Weisenberger has a history of making tools that elevate your experience of a task. The Knitter's Block frees us from

more tools

Stay in the loop!

About
craftsy classes
travels

I’ve just returned from the American Sheep Industry Association’s annual conference, which took place in Denver, Colorado. Knitters don't go

I've always dreamed of seeing London in December. When I heard news that Pompom was having a Christmas party and

more adventures
Books

While searching for an ancient Ute Indian trail in the White River National Forest 25+

Imagine being told by your doctor that you can no longer knit. What sounds like

Annabelle lives in a cold little town surrounded by snow and black chimney soot. One

We have loads of superb mitten books, the best of which tend to focus on a

more books