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It’s a jam-packed Death March of Fun this week, with special thanks to contributing writer, Becky Miller (also a frequent Librivox contributor) and my guest, Marti Moreno, of Taos Sunflower Yarns and Fibers.
Keep an eye on Syne Mitchell’s Weavezine, where you’ll find free knitting patterns as part of Syne’s mission to make the world weave. (Careful, she recruits.) Next month’s Today’s Sweater will appear in the summer issue.
Koigu projects rock! Why has it taken me so long to break this yarn out of my stash? You can knit Latifa, or fingerless mitts, OR you can knit the Flared Lace Smoke Ring, by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer. This fabulous pattern is available at Heart Strings Fiber Arts.
Do take some time to check out a couple of new podcasts – The Knitmore Girls Podcast, the first ever (I think) mother/daughter knitting podcast, hosted by Jasmin and Gigi; and The Fairy Knitting Podcast, hosted by Erin.
Spinning knitters will find the WPI Calculator invaluable. (Thanks to Rebekkah for sending this in.) If you spin to knit, or for the sake of spinning alone, do write and tell me what you love about it. And if you’re still resolutely NOT spinning, we’ll make a spinner of you yet. Oh yes. Yes, we will.
Check out the article by Ann Hood about stalking George Clooney (my boyfriend) at Harry’s Bar. My hotel window in Cernobbio was practically on top of Harry’s bar! I was close. So close.
Don’t forget, The Best of Interweave Knits Readers Choice Collection is available as an e-book at KnittingDaily.com. Get it now, or lose it forever on May 14, 2008 at 5 p.m. MT.
You can also learn more about the winning designers through their blog tour:
Sandi Wiseheart on Smoking Hot Needles
Norah Gaughan on Lolly Knitting Around
Kate Gilbert on Moth Heaven
Stefanie Japel on Chez Aristote
Evelyn Clark on The Panopticon
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