Author: Danielle

Knit a Pie Crust! How To Bake a Knitted Pie for Thanksgiving With Help From Knits For Life

Check out this yummy goodness from Jill and Lorna Watt of Knits For Life! In 2015 they also made a blackberry one for Pi day! Originally made and submitted by Lorna back in 2013, these fabulous knitted pies get a ton of love every Thanksgiving so I thought I’d give this post an update this year. Here’s what Lorna submitted with her amazing knitted pie pics, all those years ago: “This Thanksgiving I decided to top all pies by knitting the lattice crust of my homemade spiced apple pie. It was kind of like being a kid playing with...

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Aladdin Sane Pillow – A Tribute to David Bowie Crafted by the Knitting Witch

David Bowie considers Aladdin Sane (a lad insane) to be the final evolution of Ziggy Stardust … he called it, “Ziggy goes to America.” The album Aladdin Sane was the first one he made as a superstar and it was clear the character had to be retired so Bowie could evolve as an artist. It’s truly an iconic image, probably the most famous of all Bowie iconography, and it’s still inspiring people to this day. Denise Salway aka The Knitting Witch is the latest fiber artist to pay tribute. Thank you for sharing with us Denise, amazing...

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How to Make “Plarn” aka Yarn From Plastic Bags – It’s So Easy, You Can Start Today!

Plarn is perfect for making sturdy mats that can be used for a variety of purposes. People especially make them for homeless folks in urban areas. I was reading about a teacher in Canada named Sophan Buffa who is organizing “plarn parties” and it struck me that her description of how to make plarn is the perfect primer for anyone who’s interested in getting started today. Read more about Sophan and her great project via CBC, “Teacher looks to hook students on plastic yarn for homeless“. At the end of the article, there’s contact info for people who wish...

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How I Set Up an Abandoned Cart Series With FREE Automation Tools From MailChimp

Recently I accepted the opportunity to write a sponsored blog post about my experience with e-commerce automation tools. The client is MailChimp, the marketing automation platform and email marketing service – you know, the one with the chimp mascot! So of course I jumped at this unique chance because first, I love MailChimp and have used the platform with my clients for years, and second, I knew this gig would kick my butt into high gear in terms of finally setting up my own services for KnitHacker, the fiber arts community I founded in 2008. My hobby is knitting,...

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Knit a Pair of Girl Friday Socks, Makes a Great Gift and the Pattern is FREE!

I love these socks designed by Sari Nordlund, they’d make a great Christmas gift! She says, “I wanted to knit woolen socks that could be described as girl’s every day essentials. The kind of easy going, kind of minimalistic socks that fit in your winter boots but still look chic if you need to take your shoes off inside. A mixture of traditional ribbed socks with stripes of girly lace that is easy enough for the beginners.” Get the free pattern via Ravelry. PATTERN: Girl Friday Socks, designed by Sari Nordlund. SUGGESTED MATERIALS: This post contains affiliate...

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New Book! “Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany”

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