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Independence Day is coming up fast, and it’s important to remember what that means–and what better way than to listen to the words of our founding fathers?

Review: Find Your Awesome

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She says in her intro: "In a perfect world, maybe you wouldn't need a 30-day challenge to find and fall in love with your most playful, imaginative, and colorful self, but we don't live in a perfect world. We live in a fast-paced, info-packed, high-octane society where feeling lost in the jostling crowd is the norm and locating our own significance is sometimes the biggest challenge of all. During a particularly difficult time in my life, when I was struggling both professionally and personally, I used my blog to publicly commit myself to a Year of Fearless Love. I went into that year needing to believe the power we all have to touch, lift, and heal each other."

Review: Garter Stitch Revival

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For a book called "Garter Stitch Revival," two-thirds of the designs have very little garter stitch.

Review: Crochet Borders

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I think this is one of the most useful crochet books I've seen in a while. I only wish I could have seen what my grandmothers would have thought of it.

Review: Big Book of Knit Stitches

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Stitch dictionaries (stitch and otherwise) provide the tools you need to feed your creativity.

Review: Sherlock Knits

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Really, at this point I'm just wondering what other fandom I love Joanna will be tackling next?

Review: My Knitted Doll

It's a sweet book, filled with happy little faces ready to play. What's not to love?

Review: Top-Down Crochet Sweaters

This is, of course, primarily a knitting book site, but I can't pretend that crochet doesn't exist (I wouldn't dare), and there's no denying that crochet can create some beautiful things. In this case, it's all about making sweaters with top-down convenience that allows you to try the garment on, to assess things like fit and drape as you go.

Review: The Knitted Hat Book

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Just like it says on the cover, this book is full of knitted hat designs. Twenty of them, suitable for women (all of them) and men (some of them).

Review: Drop-Dead Easy Knits

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Nobody ever said "easy" had to be "boring." Or that it had to be geared toward absolute beginners ... because, here's the thing. Beginners need challenges, and experts need a chance to relax.

Review: Yarnitecture

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First, the facts: Title: Yarn-i-tec-ture: A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want Author: Jillian Moreno Published by: Storey Publishing, 2016 Pages: 239 Type: Spinning Chapters: 1. The Blueprint: Yarn Vision 2. The Foundation: Sheep Breeds and Beyond 3. The Frame: Fiber Preparations 4. The Walls: Drafting 5. The Roof: Plying 6. [...]

New and Upcoming Books, 2016

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Since summer is just about over and Fall and Winter are coming ... now seems a good time to point out some great recent books that I haven't had a chance to review.

Review: Urban Knit Collection

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It's the architecture that inspired these patterns, and the idea of travel that shapes the structure of the book.

Review: A Hat for Mrs Goldman

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I would have loved it as a kid and it makes me smile now, too.