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Knitter's Review
September 11, 2008
British Suffolk, Chinese porcelain, and Maine granite

Seven years ago today a lot of us turned to knitting for solace. The world hasn't slowed down much since then. The faster it spins, the more I seek yarns that bring me closer to people and places—yarns that make me feel part of something greater than myself.

I know I'm not alone. Even large yarn companies are catching on. This week we look at the earthy and robust yarns from Rowan's new Purelife British Sheep Breeds collection, which tell the story of British hill farmers and Yorkshire mills, of a centuries-old textile tradition that is threatened by an increasingly global economy.

This Weekend in Ontario
The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Guild is holding its Knitters' Fair—the largest event of its kind in Canada—this Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm in the aptly named town of Kitchener, Ontario. More than 70 vendors will be there, and skill-building sessions take place throughout the day.

In the Forum: Cherished Reference Books
Ceil is ready to add a really good knitting stitch pattern book to her library and wants our advice. Which stitch pattern books are your absolute favorites?

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As always, thank you for your readership and your support.

Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the Forums!
Clara Parkes

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