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…

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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

Attention Shoppers! · knitting · Mailbag

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.…

knitting · Online Life

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

Attention Shoppers! · knitting · Online Life

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. 🙂

Aside · knitting · Online Life

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.