Posts tagged: "knitting"

  1. Hate finishing? How to knit seamless sweaters

    Posted by on April 11, 2014

    How many times have you completed the bulk of a sweater pattern, just to leave the pieces unfinished in your WIP basket? How many times have you paid someone else to sew those sweaters together because you just really hate the finishing? If that’s you, you’re not alone! Turns out, there are many, many knitters [...]

  2. Quirky Question: your week, the highlights (+ sale)

    Posted by on March 7, 2014

    Thanks for coming back for the monthly Quirky Question! The question is just for fun, answers are always welcome, and you could get an eBook for free. Left: from Contemporary Crochet by Sys Fredens. SALE ALERT: only $8.39! Imagine you’re a reporter and your editor has asked you to write a feel-good story about your [...]

  3. Quirky question: oh, how we love yarn (+ 50% OFF)

    Posted by on February 7, 2014

    Welcome back to the monthly Quirky Question—where the question is just for fun, answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free. Right: from Knit Bright by Kristin Spurkland. SALE ALERT: only $6.50! Can you believe it’s February already? The year is officially in full swing. We’re busy preparing for a fun [...]

  4. Keep it together: organizing knitting projects (+ free pattern)

    Posted by on January 31, 2014

    Under the bed? In shoeboxes? Stuffed in various nooks and crannies? How do YOU store your yarn? How about your current knitting or crochet projects? I’m ashamed to admit that mine are currently stuffed in a magazine caddy underneath my bedside table, but I’m pretty sure today’s free pattern will change all that. All you’ll [...]

  5. Stitching resolutions

    Posted by on January 17, 2014

    ’Tis the season for resolutions. Do you make them? Do you keep them? Over the years, I’ve learned that setting strict resolutions is a surefire path to failure. Rather than declaring, “I’m going to lose 30 pounds by summer,” I go with, “I’m going to spend more time exercising so I can stay healthy.” That’s [...]

  6. Want to change the world? Here’s how.

    Posted by on December 13, 2013

    Last year Martingale collected a plethora of pillowcases and toys for charity. At its core, Martingale is a group of fiber artists and quilters who are passionate about spreading creativity. We’ve discovered that our craft can do much more than inspire: it can change the world. Over the years, we’ve taken the realization to heart [...]

  7. Learn how to crochet right now!

    Posted by on November 22, 2013

    So you’ve been eyeing an adorable amigurumi pattern. But you’ve never tried to crochet, and the sight of a hook makes you a teensy bit nervous. Not to worry—we’re here to take the anxiety out of learning how to crochet. After all, we love to hook and think everyone should try it! If not for [...]

  8. 34 quick gift ideas (+ $6 sale!)

    Posted by on November 8, 2013

    It’s almost time to start thinking about enlisting Santa’s elves to help you tackle your holiday gift list. What’s that, you say? You haven’t made your list yet? Not to worry—we have the list, the ideas, and a couple of elves to help! Let us give you a jump-start with 34 quick-to-make gifts: 18 crochet [...]

  9. All about knitting—for less! (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on October 25, 2013

    Hey Knitters! Don’t you just love everything about knitting? Or perhaps you’re just starting out and you want to learn more about knitting. Or maybe you’re like me and you love almost everything about knitting, but every once in a while there’s something you need to look up to make sure you’re doing it correctly. [...]

  10. All you can stitch: $6 eBooks!

    Posted by on October 18, 2013

    This weekend we’re helping you stock up on all the knitting and crochet patterns you can stitch—with a $6 eBook sale! Right: from Knitted Shawls, Stoles, and Scarves by Nancie M. Wiseman Choose from a selection of books with patterns for your fall fashion favorites—scarves, wraps, and shawls! Get seven selected eBooks for just $6 [...]