Confessions · Online Life

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Needless-to-say, this was not a stunning year for blogging here at The School for Wayward Skeins and I am not going to make any wild resolutions that there’ll be a lot more posts written in 2016. When I start knitting more, then that… Continue reading 2015 in review

Aside · Online Life

Why did no one tell me?

The BeeB has a whole section of programmes dedicated to knitting? Part of the “Radio4 <3 Knitting series.” Hear! Hear! Featured image: “Flock of shetland sheep” by Andrew from UK – 20061022_0025. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.

Online Life · Stash

Knitting with different dye lots

Definitely good info for yarnaholics!

Confessions · Online Life

Happy Anniversary to The School for Wayward Skeins

Just a quick note. “The School for Wayward Skeins” celebrated an anniversary on WordPress.com this past week. Together with its time as “Yarnaholic Confessions” on yahoo! Geocities, this blog has been around for 16 years! Holy crap! Feel like you want to join the fun but don’t have time to keep up an entire blog yourself? I’m… Continue reading Happy Anniversary to The School for Wayward Skeins

Mailbag · Online Life

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,400 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many… Continue reading 2014 in review

Confessions · Destash

Justify!

How could a yarnaholic (even a recovered one) not love that name and the philosophy behind Lynne Vogel’s moebius pattern?! This was my knitting project/present to myself ahead of our trip to Norway in May and, thankfully, the yarns were waiting patiently in my stash; Four large skeins of Vitalgo Oxford in a dark charcoal… Continue reading Justify!

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Loopy making

Fiddliest yarn evar! Loopy in all its #knit purple-y grape goodness. A photo posted by JenT (@wysiwygjt) on Sep 27, 2014 at 4:18am PDT This lacy scarf was knit for my daughter, who I will be meeting abroad at the end of the month in a much colder climate. Seems most of my knitting these… Continue reading Loopy making

Online Life

Woolly Wormhead – The true cost of a pattern

I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about what actually goes into designing a pattern, and given the current discussions and my own recent posts, now seems as good a time as any. There is no set formula for calculating costs, and every designer’s experience will be different – this is a creative game after all, and we’re all individuals with different strengths and different approaches.

via Woolly Wormhead – Ripping Yarns: a knit, travel & Hat blog – The true cost of a pattern.

Great insights from Woolly Wormhead on her production costs. Time to review again the importance of supporting independent designers and protecting their copyrights.