Have you ever given yourself a knitting deadline? Perhaps it was for a gift—I have to finish this hat by Elaine’s party Friday night. Or you had to finish the “hard” part of a project before a trip, so you could cruise through the mindless section while traveling. Or, perhaps, you were being paid by… Continue reading 5 Tips for Faster Knitting + Why You Shouldn’t Care – Interweave
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…
(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!
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
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
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!
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!
The last knitwear designer to appear on “Project Runway,” season six stitcher Gordana Gehlhausen, didn’t take home the $100,000 prize or the additional spoils that come with reaching the top of the fashion reality show heap. But she did place in the final four and returned for another chance to win the top prize in… Continue reading Framingham native needles his way into ‘Project Runway’ – Style