Elsewhere

Elsewhere: Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Having had to take a pass on the chance to visit Shetland with a bunch of my knitting-world friends last month (someday I’ll get there!!), I’ve been living vicariously through Instagram and now Fancy Jaime’s multi-part recap of the trip (photo above left). So that’s my number one recommendation for your weekend reading. Still, more gems:

Bristol’s jaw-dropping Shetland souvenir project

– Stellar piece: Jane Jacobs, Georgia O’Keeffe and the power of the Marimekko dress

– Beyond being therapeutic, knitting might actually deter dementia

– If you’re in Portland OR, please go see Narangkar Glover’s beautiful knitted color studies (photo above right)

Well said: “They come [to learn] also because they understand handcraft as a form of meditation that has a sense of creativity. When you work with handcrafts you oftentimes develop a surge of energy of that creativity, and happiness; fulfillment. A meditative quality, really. It brings in the surge of energy, the qi of creativity, which is a sensation of feeling happy.”

– I hope this comes true: Sketch templates in your own measurements

– Love the needlepoint Eve evolution from this (1822) to this

Natural Dyeing and dye gardening made it into Better Homes & Gardens

I want this poncho

– Have you looked at the #summerofbasics feed lately? So good!

– And I am a surprisingly taken with this Wonder Woman shawl! It’s so beautifully done. I personally can’t deal with red and yellow together under any circumstances, but I secretly want a b/w or tonal neutrals version of this, and then only I would ever need to know what it really is or means.

Have a happy weekend, everyone! I’ll be advancing both my Archer and my fisherman sweater for Summer of Basics. How about you?

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15 thoughts on “Elsewhere

  1. Shetland is definitely the place that I would like to visit. You missed a great trip. Maybe there will be another in the future.
    About Marimekko, I made a dress in about 1969 from Marimekko fabric. The fabric had a green background and maybe pink flowers on it. The fabric was somewhat heavy and also very expensive so the dress was a simple sleeveless shift that didn’t require much yardage. The fabric was sold in a Marimekko store in San Francisco. I don’t remember clothing but lots of accessories for the home in that store.

    • Marta, I remember the Marimekko store at Ghiradelli Square in San Francisco! So fun to go and look around at all the fabric displays.

    • I had a big wall-hanging in the first house I ever rented (in college) that was just a big piece of Marimekko fabric on a stretcher — the giant red/blue flower print.

  2. Marimekko has been an obsession of mine for a while and add in Georgia O’Keeffe and I’m in love. I saw that article floating around and was delighted. I actually took sewing lessons at the Marimekko shop years ago in Maryland. Also I mentioned in my blog post about my rainbow sweater that I knew I’d stick out like a sore thumb in the Summer of Basics feed. LOL There are a lot of great projects but in neutrals and I’m just all the colors all the time. But it wouldn’t be me if it didn’t have color.

  3. Have you seen the PBS Newshour segment called “Dirt to Shirt” (Youtube)? I thought of you when I watched it. It is about the cotton industry in NC and attempts to manufacture clothing here in the state rather than sending it all overseas to be made into clothing. It’s a step in the right direction anyway and encouraging. It’s short and worth a look.

  4. Well said: “They come also because they understand handcraft as a form of meditation that has a sense of creativity. When you work with handcrafts you oftentimes develop a surge of energy of that creativity, and happiness; fulfillment. A meditative quality, really. It brings in the surge of energy, the qi of creativity, which is a sensation of feeling happy.” Very true. I’ve experienced it a few times either with patchwork or knitting. When I was deeply involved in a project, new ideas were popping up like crazy. And that calm sensation of feeling happy is very good…

  5. This picture is terribly beautiful! I love the idea of knitting preventing mental diseases, actually it makes so much sense when you think of it!

  6. Quite a few people are doing the WW wrap in tonals, blue+grey, etc. Don’t let that stop you! There’s even a KAL that seems to be forming…

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