Welcome to knitting addicts anonymous. Here is where I post snippets of knitting inspiration from all over the Interwebs. Let me know if something here inspires you.
It’s Stanley’s turn to have his say.
Why should you donate to animal shelters, like Paws and Claws? It’s pretty simple. Donations make sure the cats and dogs at the shelter get food and water, blankets and toys. And, most importantly, they get new homes–other people’s homes.
My mom has a problem. She thinks it’s her job to “save” all the homeless critters in the world. And to do this she wants…
Magazine exchanges are officially the awesome.
Last month, I wrote a post On Not Hoarding Crafting Magazines. I vowed not to let my home turn into a warren of knitting publications. I committed myself to a regular routine of magazine purging, tossing out or giving away the flotsam.
Then my blog-pal Carina of Hakelmonster blog proposed a crafting magazine swap.
Ooh, what a good idea!
Now, I know…
There’s a shelter pet out there who wants to meet you
I know because I have two shelter cats at home. They cuddle with me when I have a cold, defend our domain from crows and ladybugs, and in general do everything they can to be members of the pride.
Orion, a shy cuddle-monkey we adopted from Paws and Claws three years ago.
I love pet adoption and I love animals. But I can’t take them all home,…
For the most part, I consider myself a process knitter. I revel in the feel of the yarn between my fingers. I enjoy the mini-puzzles that patterns present to me. I lose myself in the rhythm of stitch upon stitch. I even draw the process out by making my own yarn.
Occasionally, though, the urge to knit a specific object takes hold and spreads, like a rash. I am consumed with desire for a…
Probing is such a drag. I’m sure you all agree.
One minute you’re sitting on the couch, your favorite Jane Austen movie playing in the back ground, your knitting needles clicking away… and then you feel a slight twinge. It’s a strange sensation, like a disembodied finger poking you in the temporal cortex.
“Hey you,” A voice says in your mind. “Yeah, you. Remember me? I’m that sweater you started…
My sheep to sweater project is complete.
And there’s still snow on the ground.
Here are some photos of Drusilla, my trusty knit-wear assistant, modeling my new sweater.
Fiber: Texel wool, undyed.
Fiber prep: Hand-washed, flicked (some of it), and hand-carded.
Spinning: Hand-spun supported long-draw (mostly). Two-ply. No idea…
I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. It was pointed out to me (sorry Mom) that I teased you all about my choice of what to do with my handspun Texel yarn, even asked you to help me choose a pattern, and then just left it hanging.
Last night at knit group, my friend K brought in a small stack of crafting magazines to give away. “I’ve read them,” she said, “and I’m done with them now.”
In her stack was the recent “Red” issue of Piecework and the Spring 2014 issue of Interweave Knits. I snapped up Piecework immediately (I love the historical articles) and would have contended for the other…except I already had my own copy at…
Susan B Anderson doesn’t look old enough to have four or five published books and a kid in college. Knitting must be a great preserver, erasing lines of age from the face and lending a youthful lilt to the voice. P
I thought all of this as I listened to Susan speak at the annual Minnesota Knitters Guild Tea this afternoon. You listen to someone like her and suddenly the idea of earning a living…