If you are interested in exotic fibers at all, you may be familiar with quiviut. It is one of the rarer and more expensive yarns available to hand knitters. Quiviut is from the undercoat of the musk oxen. Musk ox are native to the Arctic, and can be found in a number of countries, including… Continue reading Where Quiviut Comes From
Knitting (or really any kind of crafting) in public seems, for some reason, to be somewhat problematic. In spite of being a relatively harmless activity, crafting in public seems to bother people. Not everyone, obviously, but enough so that there are whole conversation threads on Ravelry about issues people have had knitting in public. I’m… Continue reading PDK (Public Displays of Knitting)
Today’s post (text and photos) is from guest blogger Katy! She is known as @kpknitty on Instagram. She is a brilliant knitter and all-around great person 🙂 As a knitter of 10 years and new hand spinner, I decided it was the perfect time to pay my first visit to the annual Maryland Sheep and… Continue reading 44th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival – Guest Post!
I’m not a flowery person. In summer we plant some flowers at strategic locations around our yard and so on, but other than that – not flowery. I don’t have clothes with flowers on them, I don’t have jewelry with flowers on them, I don’t have much by way of decor items with flowers. So… Continue reading Short Shrift
This Yarnlove thing is interesting, because you kind of have to think about it a little. Sometimes it’s easy to pick out what you want to post a picture of, other times not so much. Community is an interesting one for me. I started out by thinking that I don’t really have a knitting community.… Continue reading Yarnlove – Community
Today’s Yarnlove topic – Speed. I thought a lot about what to post for this one. Some kind of picture of continental knitting? A picture of a dishcloth made out of superbulky? Then I thought of my Signatures. I have 2 pairs of Signatures. As you know if you’ve priced them, they are not inexpensive… Continue reading Speed
I know this is a couple of days late, but I literally just now heard about this. Hey, I can catch up – so can you! More about this fun photo posting challenge on the originator’s blog, found here.
I’ve been meaning to write about Sanquhar knitting gloves for a while now, but as it turns out, researching a thing and then thinking of a thing to say about it is a little bit harder of posting current work in progress pics and attempting an amusing remark about them. Who knew! Anyway, to start,… Continue reading At long last, Sanquhar