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Falling.over.laughing. Pew-Pew!

(She’s to blame for making me LOL and wake up my other half!)

Shetland Ponies Dressed in Sweaters

In order to promote tourism in the country, the National tourist board of Scotland dressed a couple of Shetland ponies in colorful knitted cardigan sweaters and did a little photoshoot. Fivla and Vitamin wore the custom-made red and brown sweaters, knitted by a local knitter Doreen Brown who made them out of Shetland wool. The success of the campaign was beyond expectations!

via Bored Panda

Filed under: Just.So.Wrong.

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Very, Very Old Socks | Threaded

I can’t stop staring at these socks. A pair of very, very old socks made in Egypt sometime between A.D. 250 and A.D. 420.

via Very, Very Old Socks | Threaded.

No matter how you look at them, those are seriously oddly-shaped stockings. #ancientaliens indeed!

Make sure to check out the rest of the stocking series on linked to in the above article itself.

And to all my American and expat American readers, wishing you a happy and filling Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for each and every one of you that stops by to spend a little time on my site. Yarnaholic Confessions has been online for 14 years this week. Thanks for making it a part of your day.



When Worlds Collide

Jared FloodWhen two or more of my online/offline worlds collide in unexpected ways, it gives me a pleasant shock. The latest involves Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed on the Wacom community blog. Go read!

Embracing Digital Tools in Traditional Arts Leads to Thriving Design Business

Campaign for Wool | Join The Campaign, Live Naturally & Choose Wool

The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique, natural and sustainable benefits offered by wool.Encouraging collaboration between an international community of woolgrowers, major fashion designers, retailers, manufacturers, artisans and interior designers, the Campaign has been instrumental in educating consumers about the versatility of wool, and reconnecting them with its myriad uses – From luxurious fine merino knitwear to fire-retardant insulation for the home.

via Campaign for Wool | Join The Campaign, Live Naturally & Choose Wool.

I came across this site a couple of weeks ago and didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

This is a campaign  for wool promotion in the UK. The UK, home of all things woolly for centuries, needs to have a wool promotion campaign.  Are Brits in general so distanced from their woolly past as to truly need such a thing? Apparently so. Just seeing this makes me infinitely sad to think so.