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These Incredible Italian Grandmas Teach you to Make Pasta from Scratch

Pasta videos are one of my favorite things on the internet. To be specific, the making and shaping of pasta using traditional ingredients and …

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Stop trying to ‘be original’ and strive to be prolific instead

So what are we learning from all this? Mainly, that that creative geniuses aren’t born creative geniuses.<p>Of course, there’s a role for natural talent but the very process of writing, painting, inventing and sculpting – <i>and doing so in volume</i> – helps you become better and more original in your …

A Ravel of Knitting Words

a knit stitch in colorwork<p>Photo: Kory Stamper<p>The word that started it all, the verb <i>knit</i> has been used in English since about 1000 AD. It derived from …

Knitting, and Talking Jessica Jones, With Krysten Ritter

I’m knitting like crazy,” says Krysten Ritter, scanning bins of yarn at the Little Knittery, a store not far from her home in the Hollywood hills. …

Selfish Gift Knitting

Do you know who doesn't need more knitted anything? Me. Do you know who wants more knitting everything? Me!<br>This time of year, when the weather turns …

Knitting

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

10 Things Experts Know About Whiskey That You Don't

The distillers behind Jack Daniels, Jameson, Pike Creek, and Corsair set the record straight on your favorite spirit.<p>The distillers behind Jack Daniels, Jameson, Pike Creek, and Corsair set the record straight on your favorite spirit.

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On What Designers Do, and What Good Patterns are Worth

This is a conversation that’s been on my mind for a long time, probably even before I saw this post about how much people are willing to pay for …

Knitting

Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …

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Miss Babs' K2 - A New Favorite

Back in December (maybe? could have been January but December feels right) I went on a buying spree with Miss Babs and found several pounds of yarn …

Knitting

The Great Destash of 2015 -- Part One

My yarn stash is seriously getting out of control. Have you heard the acronym SABLE? Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy? Mine is nearing …

Knitting

My 2015 Knitsolutions

Okay, so it's super-difficult to create a portmanteau (I've always wanted to work that word into regular "conversation") of "knitting" and …

Knitting

High Fashion - A Rectangular Poncho That's So Easy to Knit!

Poncho - it's such a weird-to-me garment. They can be high fashion or "I made it with my grandma" (not that there's anything wrong with making …

Stress-Free Knits - A Hat

I run into fellow knitters pretty often and one thing I hear a lot is "I need to make a hat for... " and "How do I knit a hat?" Everyone wants a hat, …

Gentlemen Wear Plaid Hats: Bluestone

If you poked around in my closet a couple years ago, you'd find hanger after hanger of plaid shirts. Okay, I'll be honest, my closet is still fairly …

Colorful Cables and You - Gift-A-Long Interview with Andi Smith

November 14, 2014<p>Synchronicity, by Andi Smith<p>Hopefully you're taking advantage of the Indie Design Gift-A-Long pattern sale (25% off bunch of …

Getting Gifty, Getting Discounty

Gift-A-Long 2014<br>Use code giftalong2014 for 25% off any of these patterns<br>from November 13 - November 21, 2014!I know you don't want to hear it. You've …

A Bridge and a Scarf

I know, you're expecting another baby blanket post but, well, no. That project has sadly been sidelined for just a bit. I've got a big project to get …

Vacations and Baby Blankets

Last week I went on a much-needed vacation to Cape Hatteras in North Carolina. One whole week of relaxation and reading and knitting and recharging …

Basic crocheting for knitters: chain stitch (ch. st.), slip stitch (sl. st.) and single crochet (sc)

<i>(Here's another post, half-written for years, which has kicked around my hard drive long enough.)</i><br>* * *This post tackles the three most basic crochet …

Exciting Things Are Happening: A Real-Live Book!

July 18, 2014<p>60 Quick Luxury Knits<p>60 Quick Luxury Knits, published by<br>Sixth&Spring Books. Photography by<br>Jack Deutsch and text copyright © 2014<br>by …

A Yarn, a Building and a New Scarf

July 13, 2014<p>Recently I've been swatching and experimenting with a new-ish yarn from Classic Elite Yarns called Cerro. It's the dyed version of the …

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Baby Surprise Jacket Revisited Again

June 16, 2014<p>As I've been thinking a lot about the Baby Surprise Jacket pattern lately - teaching a class, knitting for a friend and writing a blog …

Favorite Pattern: Surprise! It's a Baby Sweater!

June 16, 2014<p>Look at these adorable puppy buttons!<p>Into every knitter's life there comes a pattern that you will return to over and over and over …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Shoes<p>Fancy rich-guy designer slippers aren't just for fancy, rich, designer-wearing guys anymore.<p>By Matt Sebra1 day agoView More<p>Gift Ideas<p>All …

An Evolution of Stripes

April 05, 2014<p>Red is a stunningly difficult color<br>to photograph accurately<p>Spring has finally arrived in Appalachia, even though the weather has …