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October 19, 2000

Good friends are hard to come by, and good friends who knit are even more rare.

Joining the Fold

Last week I had the great pleasure of teaching my oldest friend how to knit. After all these years of friendship, something clicked and she finally declared, "I'd really love to knit."

Off we went to the yarn shop, where I helped her pick her very first pattern, yarn, and needles. At the end of her visit, I packed her up on the plane with her knitting supplies and sent her off into a yarn-filled future.

Back to the Basics

What a treat to view knitting through the eyes of a beginner. It's possible to get this experience from books as well.

This week I review Debbie Bliss' "How to Knit," which is perfect back-to-school reading for any knitter in need of a refresher course. And in the yarn department, I review a lovely hand-dyed Merino from Mostly Merino in Putney, Vermont.

Enjoy!

Sincerely,



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New This Week...

Yarn Review:
Mostly Merino is Entirely Fabulous

Mostly MerinoMostly Merino
If you like the look of "old-fashioned" wool yarn but don't like anything scratchy, Margaret Klein Wilson's hand-dyed yarn is for you. It is light, warm, and best of all, unbelievably soft.

full review


Book Review:

How to Knit: The Definitive Knitting Course
by Debbie Bliss


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It takes courage and patience to write a book like this. Fortunately, Debbie Bliss has both. But can she teach as well as she designs? We find out.

full story


Online Shop:
Norway Sweaters

Norway Sweaters
Despite our best intentions, we can't always make knitted gifts for everyone on our list. That's where places like NorwaySweaters.com come in handy. Let's take a look!

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