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Helpful Household Hint #2

Maybe it’s the start of a very bad joke: Q: What do Knitters do on vacation? A: They Crochet! Yeah.  Okay.  Probably should not have gone there.  But the truth is sometimes I just want to crochet.  As much as I will forever love my ever-expanding and all-consuming (space-consuming?) collection …

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Deciphering Antique Knitting Patterns

So.  We’ve Gone Time Traveling, reading knitting patterns and books from a century ago or more.  And instead of neatly formatted, proofread patterns with standardized notation, we are dealing with typos, antiquated phrasing, incomplete finishing instructions, and of course the bane of every knitter’s life, mistakes in the pattern. Ugh. …

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Free Antique Knitting Books

Yup.  They exist. Now, before we get too far into this, I would like to unequivocally state that of my four favorite places on planet Earth, three are libraries.  Libraries are wonderful places, home of local knitting circles, knitting books (and other books), knitting magazines (and other magazines), knitting videos …

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Stunting with Knitting

Remember this post? Nike and Adidas were fighting head to head over who had the rights to sell knit sneakers around the world.  Adidas won the court injunction, but Nike seems to have the more popular shoe; maybe due in part to publicity stunts like this one: Yup.  If someone …

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Knitting Ahead – Spring 2014

Notes on Pantone’s Spring 2014 Color Palette vs. Available Yarn: This post is the result of an entire evening spent scouring the internet for yarn colorways which live up to Pantone’s high standards.  Granted, I did briefly get sidetracked looking at photos of Hitomi Shida’s breathtaking designs.  But I also …

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Mood Sweater

The smart fabric trend continues: The GER Mood Sweater by San Francisco based designer Kristin Neidlinger uses GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) technology to take readings, then interprets those readings as shifting light colors projected by LEDs into the sweater’s fabric. The colors let those around you know how you are …

Book Review – Metropolitan Knits

Details Title: Metropolitan Knits: Chic Designs for Urban Style Author: Melissa Wehrle ISBN: 978-1-59668-778-3 (pbk.) Published: 2013 Interweave Press Summary A pattern collection emphasizing knitting on the urban edge.  Divided into three chapters entitled Heart of the City, Urban Bohemia, and City Gardens, featuring a well-rounded selection of patterns for …

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Red Herring Turns One! – 10% off all patterns this week

Today is Red Herring’s first birthday! And to celebrate, all of our patterns are 10% off at Ravelry and Craftsy! Promotion ends 7 October 2013 at 23:59 UST. No coupon code required. Does not apply to previous purchases. Like this:Like Loading…

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Red Herring’s Helpful Household Hint #1

Über short post this time, as I’m in the process of trying to organize my knitting projects and this website for fall.  Normally, I leave my projects in a sort of creatively-inspired upheaval, but I happen to know that I will have less time than normal to knit in the …

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Adding Some Defiknition(s)

*Defiknition noun  A word defined in a knitting specific manner, usually with the spelling altered to reflect the change in meaning  :  Here is a list of 20 defiknitions. Now.  Two things: If you have a severe distaste for knitting-related puns, or puns in general, stop reading here. For the …

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