December 11, 2003
|Although knitted bookmarks, bikinis, and cell phone cozies all have their place in our delicate knitting ecosystem, sometimes we have the urge to take our knitting off-road and tackle greater challenges.|
This week I review the world atlas for knitterly exploration, the recently re-released Knitting in the Old Way. (http://knittersreview.com/goto.asp?goto=PGR)
Also New This Week
There's no denying it: If you haven't begun your knitted holiday gifts yet, you need to find a fast and easy pattern ASAP. Originally published here in 2000, my quick buttoned stole is as easy as it gets, uses up leftovers, and takes no time at all. (http://knittersreview.com/goto.asp?goto=stole)
In the Boutique: Sassy Scissors
Thanks to The Big Yarn, we'll never be without scissors again! Jeweler-crafted in California and nearly one-of-a-kind, the colorful Goodys Scissors are both eyecatching necklaces and functional tools. Also, we've discounted the Baker's Fat Dozen handmade sterling silver stitch markers by 25% while supplies last. (http://www.knittersreview.com/boutique/default.asp)
Forums: Upgrade Complete
Our forums are fully upgraded and faster than ever. If you haven't done so already, I invite you to visit the forums and check out some of the new features, including a quick reply box at the bottom of every thread, improved searches, and the ability to access your private messages from any page.
Year-End Gift and Challenge
We're in week two of our annual fundraiser for the Heifer Foundation.
This innovative nonprofit group helps families in 115 countries move toward self-sufficiency by giving them breeding livestock. Families spend a year in training and agree to pass on the first female animal offspring and their own know-how to other needy families—in essence, the gift of one animal helps transform an entire community.
Last year the Knitter's Review community (that's us!) raised more than $1,280 for the group, which translates into the gift of four llamas and six sheep to deserving families around the world. I'll kick things off by donating the gift of a sheep on behalf of Knitter's Review. If you would like to join us, you can send a check or money order (payable to Heifer International), in whatever amount you can afford, to:
P.O. Box 1617
Blue Hill, ME 04614
As always, thank you for your readership. Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the forums!
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