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Knitting for Charities

As a crafty person, I generally make the gifts I give during the holiday season. They are inevitably small projects — knit gloves, a hat, etc. — but they’re made to the specific tastes of the recipients, and I think the effort exerted is appreciated in a way that’s simply impossible to mimic with store bought purchases. Now that the stress of the big gift-giving …

Sandra Backlund: Knit Designer Extraordinaire

I recently happened upon a photo of Tilda Swinton, that delicious quirky fashion muse to Viktor & Rolf, wearing an intense layered dress whose filigreed crocheted bodice resembled a crocheted corset, and whose skirt dissolved into something resembling bulky sweaters piled on a floor: A knitter and crocheter myself, it has always frustrated me the lack of avant garde fashion patterns for yarn crafts, which …

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