Sunday, March 1, 2009

Prayer Shawls, American Girl Dolls, Knitting for Hope

Prayer shawls give comfort for cancer patients
Branson Daily News - MO, United States
“We have patterns for knitting or crocheting for anyone looking to get started.” Proceeds from a recent auxiliary book sale bought yarn for knitters to use, ...

Costly American Girl duds inspire homespun alternatives for dolls
Chicago Tribune - United States
They're knitting because it's relaxing." Craft sites such as have helped the hobby spread by offering patterns, ...

Hand-made hope
Brattleboro Reformer - VT, United States
It's basically two "sides" that are knitted in a circular pattern and then stuffed with a soft material like what goes into a teddy bear. ...

Three ways women band together to banish the winter blahs
Appleton Post Crescent - WI, USA
For Angie Dunn, 44, of Neenah, nothing fends off winter's literal and figurative chill like knitting with a group of women. When she gathers with the ...

Technique: Use paper to figure out pattern problems « Sewing
By anneweaver
When the going gets tough, the tough get... out the paper? That's what Jennifer Stern at CraftStylish suggests doing when trying to get the kinks out of a pattern, whether it's a pattern that you're designing or a commercial pattern ...

Nordic knitting patterns are not your basic cable
Seattle Times - United States
Lavold's work is showing in the "Knitting Along the Viking Trail" exhibit at the Nordic Heritage Museum through April 5. The Nordic Heritage Museum offers ...

Pattern review: stay-on baby booties - USA
This is the pattern I knit whenever I have a baby shower to attend or a new child to welcome. It is a joy to knit for anyone who is comfortable with ...

Knit-in event draws about 100 participants, raises money for Held4Kids
Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
Bernie Remillard, a Help4Kids volunteer, also left with six bags of knitted wares such as hats, scarves and blankets for distribution to needy families. ...

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