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Knitting is a functional art form that uses a variety of stitches to create something out of a single strand of yarn. While knitting was once considered to be an old-fashioned or maternal hobby (i.e. grandmothers knitting sweaters or expectant mothers knitting booties), there has recently been a renaissance. Twenty- and thirty-somethings are taking up knitting in large numbers, and ... Read More »

Book Review: French Girl Knits by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

A beautiful collection of delicate, feminine knitting patterns. Read More »

Book Review: Buyology – Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom

Lindstrom presents an interesting theory, one that definitely deserves some study, but I didn't quite buy it with this book. Read More »

Book Review: Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush and The Harmony Guide – 101 Stitches to Knit by Erika Knight

Embellished knits for every level of knitter. Read More »

Book Review: Glam Knits – 25+ Designs for Luxe Yarns by Stefanie Japel

An indispensable collection of sexy, wearable knits. Read More »

Book Review – You Idiot: The First Book by Nate Gangelhoff

A reprint of some not-too-old zines, full of bizarre and irreverent product reviews. Read More »

Book Review: Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarn by Carol L. Sulcoski and Cute Knits for Baby Feet by Sue Whiting

From “Flame Thrower Socks” to the ill-at-ease “Bobble-Socks” effect: This "Knit Picks" entry features a pair of socks-knitting books for all age groups. Read More »

Book Review: Color Style by Pam Allen and Ann Budd

A wonderful collection of patterned knits, from stripes to fair isle. Read More »

Book Review: The B List – The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love by David Sterritt and John Anderson

A subpar collection of essays on "B-List" movies. Read More »

Blu-Ray Review: Day of the Dead

A surprisingly decent direct-to-DVD zombie flick Read More »