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Get Ready! WWKIP Day 2017 is coming

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5 Tips for Faster Knitting + Why You Shouldn’t Care – Interweave

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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