Ann Helen's knitting blog

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PoshYarn

LinksPosted by Ann Helen Tue, July 07, 2009 10:53:20

Are you amongst us who love handdyed yarn? Do you easily get carried away when you surf on the internet, looking at exclusive yarn with tempting colors and quality?

Well, stay away from this website smiley

This yarn is sold out very quickly, so if you're interested, be early and check for updates.

I am happy to annouche that I've finally got hold of some fingering weight PoshYarn smiley

More patterns...

LinksPosted by Ann Helen Sat, April 11, 2009 11:04:57

Again, when searching for a pattern, I came across a useful link from one of the big manufacturers: http://www.patonsyarns.com/

You do need to registrer as a member to be able to use the free patterns, but I think it's worth it.

Ravelry

LinksPosted by Ann Helen Tue, March 31, 2009 10:50:04

When visiting another blog a while ago, I came across something called "Ravelry"... and I noticed others referring to this website. When checking it out, I was disappointed that one has to sign up and queue to become a member.... Anyhow, I signed up, and after a short while I was a member - finding a website that is a significant help for anyone being interested in knitting and crocheting! So if you are serious about your precious handwork, a good hint is: become a member!

This is cut and pasted from their website regarding membership, quoting:
"We are inviting people in bits and pieces- not because we want it to be exclusive but because we only have one Casey code monkey to keep up with updates and bugs! We are still building the site and do not want it to blow up on you guys. So if you do post about Ravelry on your blog, please let everyone know we are adding new folks as quickly as we can from the invitation waitinglist... we want to include everyone! Once you are signed up, you can check how we are progressing with your invite here. Everyone really is welcome on Ravelry!"

And the link is: www.ravelry.com - ENJOY!smiley

Knitting links

LinksPosted by Ann Helen Sun, March 29, 2009 13:44:31

Need inspiration and tutorials for various techniques - here's a link you might enjoy and find useful: www.knitty.com

Another good one with lots of yarn, patterns, books and a lot more at www.knitpicks.com

Yarn, patters and a lot more can be found at www.elann.com

Free patterns

LinksPosted by Ann Helen Sat, March 28, 2009 23:24:38

Free patterns can be found lots of places on the internet - one of them is a scandinavian website: www.garnstudio.com

Others can be bought for a reasonable price on varioius websites.

If you are interested in knitting and crocheting - why not join www.ravelry.com - a very useful site for getting in touch with other people sharing your interest, but also keeping track of yarn, projects, etc - and get information and ideas for future projects.

Lots of lovely yarn...

LinksPosted by Ann Helen Tue, March 03, 2009 01:50:43

Want to indulge in yarn in wonderful colors and be inspired? Some links also have patterns and other useful stuff smiley

Norwegian sites:

Alpakka: www.dustorealpakka.com

Yarn and free patterns: www.garnstudio.no

Swedish site:

Lots of lovely yarn, and fast delivery to Norway: www.garnkorgen.se
This is definitly the best online store I've come across in Scandinavia: they have a wide selection of both "ordinairy" yarn, but also exclusive and special yarn from both the UK and USA in colors and quality to inspire anyone who likes knitting.
So "beware" when clicking the link - you might end up doing some serious shopping!
smiley

US sites:

Beautiful hand dyed yarn: www.colorsongyarn.com

All you need to get started and to continue with your knitting: www.knitpicks.com

Various knitting stuff - including the curliecue pattern: www.jimmybeanswool.com