That's one way to describe our annual Ravelry Yarn and Falafel Fiber Fest at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv this past Friday. The temperatures here were crazy both Thursday and Friday, soaring into the upper 90's/low 100's Fahrenheit. While it isn't entirely abnormal to have temperature spikes at this time of year, it was a shame it… Continue reading It was HOT!
I've added the first of the destash books to my Ravelry Sell or Trade page You'll need to log in to Ravelry to see them, but they include: Debbie Bliss: Baby Knits This is the original edition Lily Chin: The Urban Knitter Dale Yarn Co.: Knit Your Own Norwegian Sweater Classic designs and fit Jean… Continue reading Book Destash – Round 1
If you are in the neighborhood (any knitters coming in for Eurovision 2019?), the Israeli Ravelry Group, Yarn & Falafel, will be having its annual Fiber Fest on May 24 in Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon, at the northeast corner near the Rose Garden, which is not far from where the tent city for Eurovision will… Continue reading Local Destash and Fiber Fest – May 24
Suddenly I find myself in the strange position of not having anything currently on the needles. ♥♥♥ Well, that's not entirely true. There are 2 *very old* WIPs that I am not certain I will ever get back to: I really don't know why this is. Seems neither of these projects speaks to me any… Continue reading Queued
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
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
When 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
What a nice change to see something like this buzzfeed piece instead of yet another getting down on knitters and knitting piece like mashable ran a few weeks back. (Ravelry is a "bizarre social network" right up with there with "My Free Implants?" What is this I don't know even!?) Lots of Yarnaholics leaving confessions in… Continue reading 18 Important Life Lessons To Learn From Knitting