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Recycle Yarn: Rip Out a Sweater and Reuse It!

Have you ever had a thread of yarn dangle off a sweater and start to unravel the garment? If you have a perfectly good sweater in your closet that hasn't seen the light of day for a while, why not gra…

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5 Cool And Unusual DIY Clocks

"Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to sho…

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Ditch the Plastic: DIY Knitted Shopping Bag

“Hey, where’d you get that great shopping bag? Oh, it’s so cute. Can I touch it?” Did you ever carry a little puppy around? If so, strangers clamor for a touch and to ogle the precious pup. If you…

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For Every Bird An Empty Nest: A Knitted Nest To Make

Do you keep a close watch on the bird nests that spring up around your home? I do, and when I take a bird nest watch stroll around my house, I am immediately reminded of the Emily Dickinson's poem…

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6 Ingenious Things to Make From Scraps

Breathe new life into old objects and reduce landfill waste by diverting leftover odds and ends that would be relegated to the dumpster into useful items. Call it repurposing, call it recrafting, …

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Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me Knitting Is Itchy! (Video)

Can you believe someone recently said, "I hate handknit sweaters, they are always itchy." Well, this is just what happened on the NPR radio show, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. Host Mo Rocco blurted that …

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Pouf Goes the Floor Cushion (with Knitting Pattern)

Here's my interior design question: what do you do when you have extra guests and not enough seating? My husband made this beautiful low coffee table, and when we have an overflow of guests they sit o…

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Knitting For Babies! (Diaper Cover Pattern Included)

What could be more precious than a newborn baby wrapped up in a beautiful, thick, squishy hand-knit blanket? I don't hold onto many of my kid's old articles of clothing, but all of the baby sweaters …

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Real Men Knit (with video)

A few years ago, one of my eight year-old male students was interviewed for a local newspaper and they asked him what was his favorite thing that he learned in school. His answer was, "Learning how t…

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Yoga and Knitting: Knit 1, Om 1 (with pattern)

Knitting and yoga are two ancient practices that complement each other. The relationship is easy to understand. The repetitive motion of knitting can transform the knitter into a meditative state. …

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