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Knitter's Review
November 6, 2002


companyAs our first dusting of snow in Maine begins to melt, I'm heading south to Virginia for our first annual Knitter's Review knitting retreat.

To tide you over until I return next week, I've gone into our archives and selected some of our most memorable articles that you may have missed the first time around.

Some of these are my personal favorites, others elicited a strong response from readers. All of them are a good read.


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From The Archives
Kool-Aid Colors
Have a hankering to do some dyeing? In our Dye Workshop: Make Your Own Kool Aid Colors, we walk you through the process step by step.

Over-the-Counter Colors
Like hand-dyed colors but can't do it yourself? Then check out our guide to buying hand-dyed yarns, including mini-reviews of Lorna's Laces, Mountain Colors, and others.

Magic Ball Knitting
Overwhelmed with leftover bits and pieces of yarn? Learn how magic ball knitting lets you use up yarn leftovers and create one-of-a-kind items.

Love's First Blush
I fell hard for Jaeger's buttery, angora-laden Chamonix, and many of you followed suit. Does it possess mystical powers, or are we just suckers for softness?

Magical Merino
Many merino yarns have passed through my hands since I reviewed Margaret Klein-Wilson's Mostly Merino, yet this plush hand-dyed yarn remains one of my favorites. As I discovered, the yarn has quite a following.

Budd Nips it in the Bud
If your response to this review was any indication, Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns may be the last knitting book we'll ever need.

Socks Soar on Amazon
Immmediately following our review of Cat Bordi's Socks Soar on Circular Needles, the book spent an entire weekend on Amazon's Top 50 Sellers list. Another must-have?

Chin Dips in Popularity
Alas, Lily Chin's The Urban Knitter didn't fare so well. Some feel that it alienated the very same audience it intended to please.

In the Forums
One of my all-time favorite forum topics involved the so-called curse of the love sweater. What is the curse, and how has it impacted you? Read some amazing stories.

Another topic that remains more true today than ever: Is knitting the ultimate therapy?

(Until you change them, your default username is your email address, and your password is everything prior to the @ symbol in your email address.)


November Subscriber Prize
In case you're running low on cold-weather wear, at the end of this month we'll give away a $50 gift certificate to Eddie Bauer! Stay subscribed and you could win.

Happy knitting, and I'll chat with you in the forums!

Sincerely,




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