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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knitting · Online Life · Video

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

Attention Shoppers! · knitting · Mailbag

Thank You for Your Patronage

Those five little words that no yarn shop lover ever wants to hear…

Even though this announcement was published mid-October, I only picked up on the “going out of business” aspect when I received their latest newsletter and saw that shop furniture was on the block. (sigh) Needlework Unlimited, like Ram Wools before it, was one of my very favorite shops to go to when I lived in and later, visited the Twin Cities. I can only wish everyone there the best of everything and truly hope that there will be a miraculous last-minute offer by someone who loves amazing yarn shops and wants to keep this gem going. Amen!

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. We are grateful for the time we had at the store and we wish Karen only the best as she pursues her next adventure in life!

This week, we will be closed today and tomorrow so we can prepare for a private event on Thursday and Friday. We will open to the public on Saturday, October 15 with our normal hours, at which point all regular price, in stock merchandise will be 25% off until it’s gone.

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Our weekly newsletters will continue every Tuesday, and we’ll be featuring a new special offer every week. If you’d like to receive…

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Confessions · Mailbag · Online Life · Stash

Let my skeins go!

(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!

Confessions · knitting · Online Life

Happy Anniversary to The School for Wayward Skeins

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

knitting · Online Life

Woolly Wormhead – The true cost of a pattern

I've been meaning to write a blog post about what actually goes into designing a pattern, and given the current discussions and my own recent posts, now seems as good a time as any. There is no set formula for calculating costs, and every designer's experience will be different - this is a creative game… Continue reading Woolly Wormhead – The true cost of a pattern

Blogging · knitting · Online Life

Wanted: Knitters With The Write Stuff

This website has been a labor of love since 1999, first on Yahoo! geocities and now here on WordPress.com, and I have a lot of experience managing websites. Sadly, I have little time these days for actually looking for interesting and fun items to share (unless it falls in my lap) for all of you who… Continue reading Wanted: Knitters With The Write Stuff

knitting · Online Life · Ravelry

18 Important Life Lessons To Learn From Knitting

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