180° Hat by Stefanie Bold

by Tye

I just have to share with you the latest hat I finished knitting.  First of all, let me just say that I love knitting hats.  As I have said before, knitting in the round cannot be beat and I really enjoy getting to finish a project in one sitting.  Hats are perfect to accomplish both […]

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Monster Knits

by Paradise Staff

I think it goes without saying, I love knitting.  New patterns, yarns, techniques, gifts, you name it, I am always going to find a reason to knit.  Lately,  I have been inspired to knit monsters, maybe it’s because my wife and I have at least five friends expecting babies in the coming months!  I can only […]

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8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Targhee

by April

It’s so fluffy!!! I can’t believe how soft and squishy this fiber is! This week, in my eight weeks of sheep breed spinning and dyeing, I worked with Targhee wool. Dyeing this breed’s fiber was a complete joy and I also got to try out some new dyes. After dyeing and drying the roving, it […]

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Addi Needles

by Tye

I can’t even begin to tell you how many different types of knitting needles I have tried.  I have some beautiful exotic wood straight needles that I just love to look at but find I don’t use very often.  I think I was just too excited when I saw these beauties that I bought them when […]

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Knitted Knockers

by April

I recently watched a video on Facebook about a woman in the UK who actually knits breasts! This woman knits about 300 knockers every month! She creates and donates the knockers for women who have suffered from breast cancer, had a mastectomy, but do not want implants. There are a variety of sizes and fiber contents to make […]

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8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Merino

by April

Looooove Merino wool! It’s no wonder why people gravitate to merino for roving and yarn! This week, in my eight weeks of sheep breed spinning and dyeing, I have dyed and spun our 64 count merino roving. This merino is so soft and easy to work with. It took the dye so beautifully and practically spins […]

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Knit-for-Kids

by Tye

The generosity of our creative community was abundantly seen in our partnership with Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital as we Knit-for-Kids.  As your donations have come in over the past month, we could not wait to see what you created.  You are going to make some kids very happy! A Mountain of Hope Hats flooded in […]

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Spindle Spinning – How to Ply on the Fly

by April

If you are a spindle spinner then you know the struggle of trying to ply. It’s not terribly hard, it’s just not necessarily as smooth as plying on a wheel with bobbins and a lazy kate. Not to mention that you would need more than one spindle to ply which can get expensive if you are […]

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8 Weeks of Sheep Breed Spinning and Dyeing – Icelandic Wool

by April

I will be embarking on a new and exciting adventure spinning and dyeing my way through eight weeks of eight different sheep breeds. Join me on this exciting quest while I review how each fiber behaves when spun and dyed. This week I am reviewing Icelandic sheep wool in a natural brown and grey color. Click […]

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Blue Ridge Yarns Footprints Yarn

by April

Can I just say? I LOVE sock knitting! It’s my go to travel knitting, in between project knitting, and all around potato chip project. I have knit with many different sock yarn brands, but one I have tried recently is the Blue Ridge Yarns Footprints. I love how this yarn comes with complimentary colors for the […]

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Elemental Affects Civility

by Tye

American Made Yarn: For an amazing yarn made in America, look no further than Elemental Affects Civility Sport High Twist. This delicious blend of Merino Wool and Mulberry Silk is homegrown, hand-dyed and spun right here in the USA. This yarn is strong and durable due to its high twist, yet soft and squishy thanks […]

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Paradise Fibers Amber Glitzy Wool Roving

by April

I was gifted the Paradise Fibers Glitzy Wool Roving in Amber not too long ago. And although the color is the most gorgeous, natural amber color, I could not figure out what I wanted to make with it. This color, in fact, looks beautiful on most skin tones and has a delightful sparkle to the roving. […]

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