Thursday, February 23, 2006

Welcome to elann!

Welcome to elann, the newest advertiser with the Daily Knitter, offering quality brand name and mill direct yarns at amazing discounts, served up with great designs and winning customer service. Their ads can be found under Exclusive Patterns, Product Reviews, Yarn Companies, and on the Message Boards. Check it out!


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Knitters turn craft hobby into $1 billion business

More knitting in the news! Thanks to another Daily Knitter reader who forwarded this article to us that appeared in the Miami Herald on Feb 21st.

The article does mention that knitters are now known in some circles as "fiber artists." Maybe we should re-name the site The Daily Fiber Artisit? Here's the link below.

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Knitting, purling and the opposite sex

Adult men knitting? t's true! And thanks to an article by Lloyd Garver in the Santa Monica Press, we now can confirm a knitting shop in New York’s Greenwich Village has a weekly Men’s Only night. Check out the article "Knitting, purling and the opposite sex" with the link below.

And thank you to Dan who sent us an email on the article!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who has emailed us with updates to our Yarn Shop Directory. (We made a request in the last newsletter.) We have received over 200 emails in the past few weeks and are busy updating the listing. We appreciate the help and strive to keep the directory as accurate as possible. Keep the emails coming!


Thursday, February 02, 2006

It Felted Perfectly

I was surprised when I opened up the washing machine and saw how quickly and nicely an upcoming Daily Knitter Exclusive Knitting Pattern felted. I used a combination of two Shilasdair wool yarns from the UK based Skye Yarn Company. This was the first time I had felted this yarn and I was so pleased! It's amazing, isn't it, how some wool yarns felt well and some don't. Keep an eye out for a new felted purse pattern and a new article where we test different yarns for felting.


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