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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

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,400 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many… Continue reading 2014 in review


Loopy making

Fiddliest yarn evar! Loopy in all its #knit purple-y grape goodness. A photo posted by JenT (@wysiwygjt) on Sep 27, 2014 at 4:18am PDT This lacy scarf was knit for my daughter, who I will be meeting abroad at the end of the month in a much colder climate. Seems most of my knitting these… Continue reading Loopy making

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I love it when I find another fiber person on who hearts the snark as much as I do. May I introduce you to Woolwinding. And since she didn’t link to, dare I call them, the knickers, here you go. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you have to blame someone, blame them.… Continue reading Woolwinding

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Teh Sockmonkeh Coffee Cozy

Hands down this fun little piece of knitting has caused more cries of “Squee!” among my knitting and non-knitting friends, coffee shop baristas and waiters than anything else I’ve knit. Everyone wants George keeping their coffee warm! I’ve knit about a dozen or so Georges for friends and family (and even family of friends) since the first one… Continue reading Teh Sockmonkeh Coffee Cozy

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Since not a few knitters are also geeks, I wonder why it took so long for Silicon Valley to hop on the trend. While it doesn’t look like any of these cool looking socks are hand knit, it can’t be much longer before “ninja socks” are the latest thing in knitting. Oh wait!


Amigurumi and all that jazz…

My 26 year-old came strolling into my room with Hansi Singh’s “Amigurumi Knits” in hand, completely gaga over the sea star, which blew me away. He’s now into the first year of his MS in Biomed.  Think I can hook him into knitting via math? Gotta have someone to share this yarnstash with!🙂

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And Now A Word From Our Sponsor

If you hear strains of Christmas music in the mall, it may already be too late. Nah! Just teasing. But why not get your holiday gift shopping done early this year? The Yarnaholic Confessions CafePress shop is open 24/7 and we always have specials just for our knitting fans. Here’s some of the great things you’ll find… Continue reading And Now A Word From Our Sponsor