Monthly Archives: July 2013

What’s On The Needles: Addition & Attraction

Here at Lovely, we are all about blending yarns.  Our potato chip scarf (pattern available in the shop) is made with two yarns, one plain worsted and one sparkle fabulous, and we have plenty of patterns that involve the combination … Continue reading

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Binge Knitting

I was reading some past issues of The Guardian today, which is a British national daily newspaper. I find it interesting to get an outside-the-U.S. perspective on what’s happening here and abroad, but that’s another story. As I flipped through … Continue reading

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4 Cool Ravelry Features You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

I know you know what Ravelry is, but as your local knitting guru I need to make sure you’re using Ravelry to the best of its abilities.  Here is a list of my favorite features that Ravelry offers, which you can … Continue reading

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5 Tips on Learning New Techniques

I love to knit. I find it very relaxing. Added to that is the fun in watching the item “grow” in front of my eyes. Sometimes I like to do what I would call simple knitting. You know what I … Continue reading

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Hampden isn’t only Hons, hon.

This year Lovelyarns sponsored the “Greening Project” at  ACCE High School  where 13 high-school boys and girls volunteer during the school year to plant and maintain a vegetable and herb garden on the school grounds. ( Right around the corner … Continue reading

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More Than Just Sticks

Knitting needles come in a variety of materials and styles. Choosing which to buy is not so straightforward. We knitters develop strong preferences for certain types or even brands of needles. Not every needle type or material is just right … Continue reading

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