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The Handwork Studio Summer Camps

Yep, we're one of those parents. You know, the parents who wait until the very last minute to figure out what the heck we're going to do with our kids once school is out for the summer. And, from the looks of the calendar, we've got about two wee...Let your kid get her "Project Runway" on with this touring day camp.

Knitted iPhones: totally shatterproof

What do you do when you're afraid your kid is going to a) break your totally awesome new techno-gadget, or b) use it to call 911 over, and over, and over? Make them a knitted version! That's what Greg at Daddy Types did (or, at least, got his mom...

For your little viking

When I was a kid, I figured out pretty quick that all that sex and violence and other good stuff I wasn't allowed to see in movies was A-okay when presented in the form of an opera. Woohoo! Not all operas (most, in fact) consist of large women in vik...

Desperate Housewives star ordered to bed

Marcia Cross, one of the sculpted and taut Desperate Housewives cast members, has been ordered to go on bed rest. Her spokesperson has said the doctor's orders are merely for precautionary measures. Cross, pregnant with twins and due in April, had in...

Knitting: good for idle hands and keeping the brain busy

Both of my older children have attended a Waldorf school where handwork is part of the required curriculum. Handwork involves everything from sewing to knitting. My son hates this class for the most part, but my daughter took to handwork, especially ...

Knitting for marriage equality

Trey, a father and author of the blog, Daddy, Papa and Me, has embarked on a worthy project to help raise money for much needed causes. One his causes is Afghans for Afghans, a grassroots effort that creates hand-knit and crocheted blankets and s...

Parents buying cashmere for their infants and toddlers

According to Yahoo!News, more and more parents are bypassing discount retailers like Target for more upscale baby boutiques. The article attributes this new trend to the fact that many people are waiting until later to become parents, and therefore h...

Free knitting pattern for spring baby girl halter: cute!

For all those parents who want to knit - or knitters who want to give baby gifts - but who live in hot climates, knitty's new Katja top may be just the adorable answer. Cute as a bug, and worked in recycled cotton, the top can knitted entirely withou...

Tired of knitting for your kids? Knit for a penguin

Okay, so this story isn't technically about parenting, but come ON!  It's so cool it had to be shared. The Sydney Times Herald is reporting that a global army of knitters have eschewed knitting for their children and grandchildren for their next...

Newest free knitting pattern for child's soft toy

The spring issue of Knitty magazine literally just hit "the stands" a few minutes ago, and I had to share this wonderful pattern for a couple of versions of a knitted nautiloid. Most real nautiloids are gone, having ruled the school for 500...

Mother Bear Project

You might remember a couple of days ago, I wrote a post lamenting how knitting was causing me stress (incidentally, I'm on the front of that pullover now, and there's a part of the instructions that are TRULY confounding me, but I digress).  Wel...

Image of the Day: overhead knitting

Oh dear, I feel your pain mama. I have tried this maneuver so many times. I just love how the baby is completely sacked out, and mom is concentrating so hard and yet kissing that little head while she knits her sock. The colors, clarity, and perspe...

Knitting Olympics: 423 babes in hand knits by 2/26

Our motto is 16 days, many knitters, one dream. Make that many, many, many knitters—2,642 from around the world, by today’s count (I’m one of them). Each of us has signed up to reach higher in our craft, finishing a project that is ...

Parent rants: Moms, movies, and multi-tasking

I was reading a wonderful, new blog today, Life in Mamaland, and I found myself able to relate as I read "Mamaland's" post on knitting while watching a movie. The blogger's husband is "bother(ed)" when she knits while they are wat...

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