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23 Feb

Happy Pub Day!

Today we’re proud to publish the second edition of the bestselling, must-have book for loom knitters! Like the previous edition, Loom Knitting Primer (2nd ed): A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting on a Loom with Over 35 Fun Projects by Isela Phelps contains everything you need to know about loom knitting, like gauge, yarn thickness, increasing, decreasing, color work, different cast on and off methods, and more. Plus, it includes Isela’s precise and easy how-to instructions, now newly updated, for making basic stitches and variations, and for using all the different types of looms currently in the market. The project section is also updated to include more specific information about the looms used, with a handy chart that includes their gauges.


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But what hasn’t changed is the straightforward information and the need for this book, making it the one to have for all loom knitters.  If you only purchase one loom knitting book, this is the one to get!

Buy your copy today!

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22 Oct

CAUGHT CRAFTING: Spotlight on NYC Commuters Crafting

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Thursday night, East River Ferry: Knitter casting on a loom.

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7 Dec

Goodreads Giveaway: Loom Knitting Socks!

On Friday I shared with you my new plan for Christmas presents: handmade loom knit socks with the help of Isela Phelps’s Loom Knitting Socks. But that was two days ago so I’m guessing you knitting pros are ready to tackle some more sock projects; you’re in luck! This week we’re giving away twenty copies of Loom Knitting Socks on Goodreads.

loom knitting socks coverIsela Phelps has thought of everything when it comes to her loom knitting series. In Loom Knitting Socks she takes us step by step through 50 different sock projects ranging from thin lace knit socks to adorable booties perfect for your little ones. Each project comes with a yarn recommendation so you make the best possible sock.

Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Loom Knitting Socks. The giveaway starts today and ends on Thursday–so don’t delay!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Loom Knitting Socks by Isela Phelps

Loom Knitting Socks

by Isela Phelps

Giveaway ends December 11, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Can’t wait? Order your copy today!

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5 Dec

Freebie Friday: Braid Cable Socks

There has been snow. Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. The Rockefeller Tree is lit. As *NSync would say, I guess it’s Christmas time. Inevitably, along with the expected cheer and good tidings, a bit of gift anxiety usually follows. I always plan on saving money from October and November to put toward the gift fund in December, but things always come up. Like unplanned trips, concerts, and Seamless. But this year Isela Phelps has me covered. In her book, Loom Knitting Socks I found easy-to-follow instructions as well as helpful photos and diagrams. There’s even a Socks 101 section for those of us entering unknown territory. Because of Isela’s excellent tips and guidance, today’s FREE PROJECT is for all sock makers—no matter the experience level.

cable sock These braid cable socks will be perfect for the cold weather months ahead. Choose a plain yarn for the cable to show best. Although these deep red socks look magnificent, it wouldn’t surprise me if my loved ones received a pair in every shade of the rainbow.  As the wise Albus Dumbledore once said, “One can never have enough socks.” Well said, sir.

Along with the braid cable socks you’ll find other thick socks perfect for winter (some even with snowflakes) and even breathable socks perfect for playing sports. Altogether there are fifty projects in Loom Knitting Socks—and none require a needle! Once you’ve learned the loom basics and a sock’s knitted anatomy check out one of seven sock sections (say that 5 times fast): Simple Socks, Textured Socks, Colorwork Socks, Fancy Cables and Beads Socks, Lace Socks, Kids Socks, and even Footsies—describing other foot coverings that can be used for pedicures and yoga class.

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Come back on Sunday to learn how you can enter to win a copy of Loom Knitting Socks this week!

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23 Jun

Goodreads Giveaway: Loom Knitting Afghans

If you loved Friday’s free project from Isela Phelps’s Loom Knitting Afghans, we’ve got another treat for you: A chance to win the whole book!

Popular loom knitting maven Isela Phelps is back with a new book containing patterns for afghans, blankets, and throws. Whether you’re new to loom knitting or a serial afghan knitter looking for some new exciting projects, this book has lots to delve into, from blankets featuring graphic chevron patterns or a variety of stitches and textures, to easy patchwork throws or blankets showcasing intricate cables and lace patterns. As the projects are arranged from beginner to advanced, new loom knitters can progress through the designs while learning and mastering techniques along the way.

Isela provides the clear, easy-to-follow instructions her books are known for, and shares hints and tips for how to choose the right loom and yarn for a project. An illustrated introductory chapter explains and demonstrates everything you need to know about loom knitting and serves as a great refresher course. A finishing section helps you achieve expert results and provides instructions for how to personalize your designs with a range of embellishments.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Loom Knitting Afghans, Blankets & Cushions by Isela Phelps

Loom Knitting Afghans, Blankets & Cushions

by Isela Phelps

Giveaway ends June 26, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Can’t wait? Buy the book today!
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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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