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One hundred years of people knitting

In 1915, the manager of the New York Philharmonic Society’s Concert Hall had a unique problem. There had been some unusual disturbances during performances, and to address this, he included a notice in the program. It was titled “Knitting During Performances”. After acknowledging the importance of helping the war in Europe, he wrote, “many complaints… Continue reading One hundred years of people knitting

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Thank You for Your Patronage

Originally posted on Needlework Unlimited:
With mixed emotions, we are announcing that we will be closing our doors on December 15th. We’ve searched high and low for the next shop owner, but running a fine needlework store is a lot of hard work and unfortunately we could not find a suitable match before our deadline.…

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Ashforth and Plummer’s history of mathematical knitting

Better late than never, I say! Ashforth and Plummer have been doing this for ages and I still remember the joys of knitting a Klein bottle after they got popular on the Knit List (does anyone here remember life before Ravelry?). Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer are two British math teachers who have been trying… Continue reading Ashforth and Plummer’s history of mathematical knitting

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Teach someone to knit and make a friend for life.

Dress up your coffee cup or tumbler with this reusable cup sleeve https://t.co/qekewhtVyV pic.twitter.com/lPFFlVQUur — TAXI (@designtaxi) July 2, 2016 Nu, really? Meet a friend for coffee. Teach them a skill they’ll enjoy for years to come. Hopefully as long as your friendship. 🙂

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Let my skeins go!

(and surprisingly not, “Let go of my skeins!”) Earlier this week I dove into the yarn stash, boxed some up and sent it off to an old internet friend and a relatively new knitter. Don’t think this was easy. Even though I’m not really knitting much these days, it was an emotional hurdle to let my skeins go. Every bag… Continue reading Let my skeins go!

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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

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Why did no one tell me?

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

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Knitting with different dye lots

Definitely good info for yarnaholics!