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
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
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!
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
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.
Or: When Insomnia Strikes When sunset is at 11:30 p.m., with twilight lasting until well after midnight, and sunrise comes at 4:30 a.m., what can one do? In this case it turns out that people have the advantage over sheep. People can: pull down window blinds to block the light wear a sleep mask to block… Continue reading The Bells! The Bells!
Nearly 10 days in Norway in May and June. Having done my research months in advance and lining up the wool shops mentioned in this post, you’d be right to think that most of it was spent frolicking in yarn, but that didn’t happen. DH and I have a real knack for picking our vacations… Continue reading My Norwegian Knitting Mis(sed)-Adventures
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