Sunday, November 27, 2005

Moda Dea Sale Continued

I just read through the Michael's ad for Nov 27th through Dec 3rd and they are continuing a 50% off Moda Dea sale. Ticker Tape, Vixen, and Tutu yarns are listed.


Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. My family's dinner included three turkeys, one baked in the oven, one on the crockpot, and one fried. All were delicious! A note to all who want to fry a turkey...the smaller the bird, the more oil you will need. And it is difficult to find peanut oil at 4 PM on Thanksgiving Day! But we mixed canola oil and it came out just fine. The crockpot turkey breast was cooked from frozen with orange marmelade, brown sugar, garlic powder, and fresh oranges. It took about 7 hours and was so tender. Mmmmm!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Welcome Luxuyarns!

Welcome to, the newest advertiser with the Daily Knitter, offering yarns for every budget. Their ad can be found throughout the Daily Knitter site, including the What's New page. Check it out!


Thursday, November 24, 2005

Knit 1, Gobble 2 from The Daily Knitter

Happy Thanksgiving from The Daily Knitter! We hope these new knitting patterns will keep you busy over the holiday weekend. Just in case you don't have enough cooking, eating, or shopping to do.

  • Scotch on the rocks with Skye
  • Our latest exclusive pattern is a 100% Scottish wool cap.

  • Small commitment, big reward with Robin
  • A simple textured scarf.

  • A bit more work with Jane
  • A matching textured hat.

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    Monday, November 21, 2005

    Moda Dea Sale

    We normally do not post info on yarn sales here, but this one was so appealing! Michaels - The Arts and Crafts Store, is having a 4 day sale through Nov 23rd. There are lots of yarns on sale, but the best offer is Moda Dea yarn at 50% off. The Daily Knitter staff took a field trip to the Geneva, IL, store yesterday. Our credit cards are still smoking! But what a great value.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005

    Is that snow?

    I woke up this morning to a fierce wind and light snow in Chicagoland. Wasn't it just 70 degrees here yesterday? It's just like the midwest to skip from summer directly to winter. Plus, we are under a wind advisory, and I don't even want to think what the wind chill is. But on the bright side, the colder weather makes me want to start a fire and knit the day away. Welcome back all of you seasonal knitters!

    Tuesday, November 15, 2005

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  • Thursday, November 03, 2005

    Bag Your Old Sweaters

    I came across this great article in Woman's Day Magazine about turning your old wool sweaters into felted bags. The author describes the process for store bought sweaters, but it could of course be used for any sweater you knitted but no longer wear. Or how about all of those ponchos sitting in a drawer that are no longer stylish? It does make me regret some of the wool sweaters I tossed out years ago that my husband accidentally put in the washer. (Yes, I am thankful my husband does laundry -- but it was one of my favorite sweaters! And I will never forget the look on his face when he presented it to me with a sincere apology.) That green sweater would have made a really cute bag. Anyway, here's the link below. Enjoy!

    Welcome The Oregon Wood Worker

    Welcome to The Oregon Wood Worker, the newest advertiser with the Daily Knitter, offering handcrafted yarn swifts. Their ad can be found on the Exclusive Patterns page at the Daily Knitter. Check it out!


    Wednesday, November 02, 2005

    Calling All Knitting Events

    The Daily Knitter editors are putting together a list of knitting events around the country and need your help. Do you have a favorite knitting event that you attend each year? Does your communiy hold a fiber fair? Please email us the details at so we can make our list as complete as possible. And check The Daily Knitter later this month for the listing.

    Tuesday, November 01, 2005


    Welcome to, the newest advertiser with the Daily Knitter, offering contemporary knitting bags. Their ad can be found on the What's New page at the Daily Knitter. Check it out!


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