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January 2013

Correction from Boyfriend Sweaters by Bruce Weinstein

There is a chart missing from Boyfriend Sweaters by Bruce Weinstein. Please see the chart below. We hope you find this useful!

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Correction from The Handbuilt Home by Ana White

The following correction is for the Adult Adirondack Chair pattern found on page 174 of The Handbuilt Home by Ana White.We hope you will find this useful!

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Knitted Farm Animals Take Manhattan, Part Two

You’ve already seen how the cover stars for Knitted Farm Animals lived it up in Manhattan during their cover shoot. But there have been plenty more knitted animals seen roaming around New York City, including a chicken, pig, cow, and donkey.

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Four Easy Home Decor Ideas

Now that winter has firmly taken hold, we’ve been spending a lot of time inside staring at our walls, which happen to be rather bare and naked. If you need a little decorating inspiration like we did, read on for four super-easy DIY ideas to spruce up your walls, without breaking the bank.

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Add a Splash of Color to Your Winter with a Free Project from Polymer Clay Master Class

This month, we’re excited to share a project for the tessellated canes for Judy Belcher’s Twirling Necklace. In addition to creating a fun piece of jewelry, this project also exercises your brain! All you need is a pasta machine, a cutting blade, and some polymer clay, and you’re on your way to making cool bling without breaking the bank.

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CHA 2013 Recap

Despite Anaheim being surprisingly chilly, the CrafterNews team had a fabulous time at 2013 Craft & Hobby Show. Spending several days soaking up crafty inspiration, making friends, attending workshops, renewing business relationships, and seeing all the hot new products that are about to arrive on store shelves was exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time. Here’s a taste of what it was all about.

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Ask the Knitting Experts: Our Favorite Finishing Techniques

We’ve heard many knitters say that finishing is the most important (though for some, the least favorite) part of knitting a garment. This month, we turned to our panel of knitting experts to give you their favorite tips on finishing techniques. Here are their thoughts on the best way to make your hand knitted garments look polished and professional.

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Enter to WIN Our Live the Life You Love Giveaway

Every year we make New Year’s resolutions, and so often find ways to break them (sigh). But what if our resolutions were more gentle and easier to follow? Scott Albrecht, an artist/designer currently based in Brooklyn, NY, has an easy way to stay in the right frame of mind. He created a wonderful collection of postcards: Live the Life You Love Postcard Box which features 25 witty and inspirational hand-drawn aphorisms (reproduced 4 times each), and is housed in a keepsake, letter-pressed box.

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