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November 2012

Patterns and Recipes: Getting it Right Every Time by Bruce Weinstein

So many crafters love to knit and cook, but have you ever thought about how these two skills are similar? Bruce Weinsten has. He’s the author of more than 20 cookbooks, as well as a talented knitting designer, teacher, and author of Boyfriend Sweaters. Bruce shares his four principles for making any recipe or pattern your own, and a delicious lemon pudding cake that you can make (in your slow cooker!) while swatching for your next sweater.

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A Potluck Thanksgiving from Jamie Lau, Co-author of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern

In the third installment of our “Thanksgiving Memories” series, we’re excited to present an anecdote from Jamie Lau, co-author of the forthcoming book, BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, which hits bookstores December 11.

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Thanksgiving Memory from Me Ra Koh, author of Your Baby in Pictures

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, CrafterNews will be sharing favorite Thanksgiving stories from some of our authors. Today’s memory comes from Me Ra Koh, photographer and author of Your Baby in Pictures and the forthcoming Your Child in Pictures which hits bookstores next fall.

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A Thanksgiving Memory from Knitting Superstar Wendy Johnson

We at CrafterNews know we have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. In the spirit of the holiday, we decided to ask some of our authors to share their Thanksgiving memories. We’ll be sharing a few of these stories with you.

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What Kind of Geek Mom Are You? Take the Quiz to Find Out

When it comes to raising your kids, what kind of Geek Mom are you? Take the quiz below to find out.

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Capture Your Blessings this Thanksgiving Through Photography

Thanksgiving is one short week away, and if your families are anything like ours, you may already be swept up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday. But between cooking and planning, we sometimes forget take a step back and remember the true message behind Thanksgiving—to give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives.

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Gobble Up a Free Pattern From Knitted Farm Animals

For the vegetarians in your life, this knitted turkey will be much more appreciated than a well-intentioned Tofurkey. Sarah Keen shares a charming turkey pattern from her new book, Knitted Farm Animals, which includes 15 patterns for sweet, huggable friends.

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Want to Craft For Charity? Here’s How to Lend a Helping Hand

As the weather gets colder, there are many people out there who could really use a warm sweater, a cozy hat, or a quilted blanket. If you’d like to commit a random act of kindness this season, here is a list of charities that could benefit greatly from your creative hands.

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Look What We Made: The Tale of the Rookie Woodworker

My woodworking adventure began after being introduced to the dynamo that is Ana White. A mom and self-described homemaker, Ana has inspired thousands of women through her blog www.ana-white.com to pick up a power tool and build their own furniture. This slim, petite woman states—very convincingly I might add—that if you can use a hand mixer, you can absolutely use a drill.

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