THE POLITICS OF KNITTING:
On the eve of a historic presidential election, knitters too are making their voices heard, using yarn and needles to stump for social, political and cultural change. How craftivists are making a statement. By Shannon Okey
GETTING ON THE HAT TRACK
With feats of aquatic glory fresh on our minds, we remember another star of the pool, who struck gold not only in the water but on the silver screen as well. Crown your creativity with an “Esther Williams” cap.
VASE OF GRACE
No holiday décor could be more dazzling—or easier to whip up—than Nicky’s newest creation, a glitzy wrapped centerpiece to mark the silver anniversary of her sparkling career. Read the full article.
DESIGNER PROFILE: HEAD START
With a few (135+) hip hats and a passion for yarn and needles, Cathy Carron is giving knitwear design a fresh new spin. The designer shares a quartet of caps for any occasion.
Her sculpted flowers, artful edgings and other innovative embellishments may have won Nicky Epstein the admiration of knitters the world over, but it’s her cheerful willingness to share her secrets with the rest of us that’s made her a superstar. A tribute to the flowering of Nicky Epstein’s twenty-five-year career.
SPOTLIGHT ON: HABU TEXTILES
At Habu Textiles, a studio showcasing some of the world’s most experimental yarns, the store motto ‘Do as you please’ opens the door to knitting freedom. A fascinating glimpse at a company that specializes in unusual yarns for knitters and weavers.
SPRING 2009 FORECAST:
Straight from the runways to your needles. Cap off your look during these frigid months with winter’s hottest accessory.