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Lola’s Getting Ready for Back to School!

August 21st, 2015

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Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.

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Crochet Back to School #Scarfie Felted Acorn Pencil Case Felted Lunch Bag Next Generation V-Neck Vest
Crochet Back to School #Scarfie — Made with Landscapes® Felted Acorn Pencil Case — Made with Fishermen’s Wool® and Vanna’s Choice® Felted Lunch Bag — Made with Fishermen’s Wool® and Vanna’s Choice® Next Generation V-Neck Vest — Made with Heartland®

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Lola wants to know, are you ilLOOMinated?

August 7th, 2015

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Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.

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Loom Knit Two Stripe Hat Martha Stewart Crafts Knit & Weave Loom Kit Loom Woven Natural Instincts Hanging  Loom Knit Split Collar Cowl
Loom Knit Two Stripe Hat — Made with Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Knit & Weave Loom Kit Loom Woven Natural Instincts Hanging — Made with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick® and Heartland® Loom Knit Split Collar Cowl — Made with Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®

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All in the Same Boat by Franklin Habit

August 4th, 2015

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Writer, illustrator, and knitter Franklin Habit joins us for his monthly column featuring humor and insights into a yarncrafter’s life.

If my words look slightly lopsided today, it’s because my desk is gently pitching and rolling…side to side…up and down. So is the floor. And the rest of the room. No, I have not been in the pantry nipping at the vanilla extract again. I’m on a ship.

About a yard past my right elbow and down eleven decks are the chilly blue waters of the North Pacific. We are en route to Alaska. I came aboard in Seattle with two suitcases (one for clothes, one for yarn) and fifty knitters.

We, the knitters, constitute a Cruise Within a Cruise, vastly outnumbered by the 2,800 passengers who are not knitting.  As such, we are a curiosity. We knit fore and aft, port and starboard, day and night. We knit by the pool and we knit in the lounges. The library–well lit, central, and full of excellent chairs–has through steady and regular occupation become our special domain.

This is not, I am happy to say, my first experience of group travel with fellow yarn fanciers. It is the first, though, to give me sufficient leisure hours to reflect on the particular joys of moving about in a great knitterly herd. I’m surprised to find I like it so much–being at heart a lone wolf.*

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Lola Loves Everything About Christmas in July … Well, Almost Everything …

July 24th, 2015

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Here is the latest installment of Lola, from its creator Todd Clark.

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus …

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Color Pop Felted Knit Stocking Knit Blooming Teapot Cozy Knit Tree of Life Afghan Crochet Ice Princess Throw
Color Pop Felted Knit Stocking — Made with Fishermen’s Wool®, Pelt and Bonbons Knit Blooming Teapot Cozy — Made with Vanna’s Choice® and Vanna’s Palettes Knit Tree of Life Afghan — Made with Wool-Ease® Crochet Ice Princess Throw — Made with Homespun®

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If the Hat Fits… it’s a new “Out of the Loop,” the comic for those who love to knit and crochet!

July 17th, 2015

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We’ve teamed up with Todd Clark, creator of the ever-popular Lola series, to bring you “Out of the Loop,” a regular one-panel comic featuring humorous takes on the world of yarn.

Enjoy and please share widely!

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Top off your outfit with these patterns!

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Crochet Lady Who Lunches Hat made with Vanna’s Choice® and Bonbons Knit Cotton Sun Hat made with Nature’s Choice Organic® Cotton Crochet Flower Power Hat made with Heartland® Thick & Quick® and Bonbons

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