knitting · Ravelry

Anne Complete

With barely a donut-sized skein of Azteca leftover, and having knit only 8 sts for the edging, the Anne Shoulder Scarf is done! Things I learned along the way: Pick up that extra ball of yarn when you buy the yarn, especially if you buy it abroad. (Filed under: things I once knew but have… Continue reading Anne Complete

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knitting · Online Life · Ravelry

Anne Interrupted

Now that my run of mitten and gift knitting (and tidying and dusting) is behind me, I want to get back to working on this before the weather is too warm to wear it. Since it hit 27C on Thursday it may already be too late, but we are in that period of the year… Continue reading Anne Interrupted

Attention Shoppers! · knitting · Online Life

Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017

Wanted to wish everyone attending the Edinburgh Yarn Festival today and tomorrow a wonderful event and happy Stash Enhancement Excursion. I can remember how much I enjoyed my week-long trip to London planned around the UK Knitting & Stitching Show nearly 2 decades ago (!). This year's event in London was last weekend and there… Continue reading Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2017

knitting · Online Life

Feed Me Some RSS

Some (ok, a very few) of you may remember that terrifyingly long list of knitting-related bookmarks I published on Yarnaholic Confessions while it was on geocities. I finally had to pull it after some folks let me know that it froze their browsers, not to mention keeping all those links up to date. Remember, this… Continue reading Feed Me Some RSS

Destash · knitting

Speaking of Mittens…

Does it seem to you the weather has been bouncing back and forth between extremes? Even our sunny winter days here on the coast have had single digit (ha!) temperatures at night, which is quite cold for where I live. My two grown sons asked me for something warm to wear on their hands, but chuckled when… Continue reading Speaking of Mittens…

Confessions · knitting

In Search Of…

Anyone else remember that late '70's/early '80's TV series "In Search Of..." presented by Leonard Nimoy which featured a new mysterious or paranormal subject every week-Martians, Bigfoot, Immortality? It really reminded me of my recent search for a knitting group. I'm still trying to understand the attitude and rationale behind some of the conversations I had… Continue reading In Search Of…

knitting · Online Life · Video

Review: ‘Yarn’: And You Thought It Was Just for Knitting Mittens – The New York Times

You have almost certainly never seen a better documentary about yarn than “Yarn.” It isn’t perfect — it’s a little too airy and artsy in spots — but still, thread and string should be jealous.The film, by Una Lorenzen, should really be called “Yarn and the Artists Who Love It,” because it’s not so much… Continue reading Review: ‘Yarn’: And You Thought It Was Just for Knitting Mittens – The New York Times

knitting · Mailbag · Online Life

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