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Table of Contents

Search engines

Assistance

Materials

Magazines

Blogs


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Search engines

What is a search engine?

“A computer program that searches documents for a specific word or words and provides a list of documents in which they are found.”

Search engine. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v1.1). Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/searchengine (accessed: September 19, 2007).


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Examples of search engines:

Yahoo.com

Goggle.com

Dogpile.com

Ask.com

http://www.Kartoo.com(visual mapping)


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Types of Key Word Searches

Knit

Knitting

Knit*

Yarn

Knit pattern

Free knitting patterns

*hint: use “” around words when searching for a phrase

I.e.: “free sock patterns”


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Knitting Assistance

These websites provide “how to” information.

Some examples of these sites:


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Knitting Help

http://www.knittinghelp.com






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Materials & Supplies

There are many many websites that sell knitting related items. Know who is behind the “scenes” before you provide your information. Those that follow have been used by many of us in this guild and we have found them to be reliable. They should be able to meet most of your knitting needs include:


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Patternworks

http://www.paternworks.com

Yarn Market

http://www.yarnmarket.com

Knitpicks

http://www.knitpicks.com


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Webs

http://www.yarn.com

Wool Works

http://www.woolworks.com

Lion Brand

http://www.lionbrand.com


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Herrschners

http://www.herrschners.com

Halcyon Yarn

http://www.halcyonyarn.com

Berroco

http://www.berroco.com


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Online Magazines

Most knitting magazines have an web link:

Interweave Knits http://www.interweave.com

Vogue Knitting http://vogueknitting.com

Creative Knitting http://www.mags.drgnet.co

Knit N Style http://www.knitnstyle.com

Knitters http://knittinguniverse.com

Knitty http://www.knitty.com

Mag Knits http://www.magknits.com


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Blogs

“The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives.”

Blog. Wikipedia: About. The free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/blog. (accessed: October 2, 2007).


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Blogs provide a sneak peak into what others are doing in the knitting world. Many knitting blogs are the equivalent to knitting diaries where the knitter keeps track of what project she/he is working on or just finished and what yarn was used.


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Blogs

Some of the more well known knitting blogs include:

Knit Sisters http://www.knitsisters.com

Yarn Harlot http://www.yarnharlot.com

Queer Joe’s Knitting blog http://www.queerjoe.blogspot.com

Wendy Knits http://www.wendyknits.net

Crazy Aunt Pearl http://www.crazyauntpearl.com


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Anyone can create their own blog. Two of the free blogs are:

http://blogspot.com and http://wordpress.com


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Your turn

Now go out to the world wide web and look around to see what you can find that interests you and relates to those items you like to knit. Maybe you can be the author of your own knitting blog.

Enjoy!


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