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Elsewhere: Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Happy Friday, lovelies. I’ve got some links for you, but first I want to say thank-you for all the comments on last Friday’s Q for You. If you haven’t seen the discussion, there are not only great tips for cleaning up your feed but so many creative uses of Pinterest! Ok—

– “How do I explain to a non-maker that these garments aren’t just fabric and thread?” (bottom right)

Let’s go to Bergen for the weekend (top right)

Ways to use partial (or small) quilts

Clara Parkes on her visit to the American Sheep Industry conference

– Praise hands for Grace Anna Farrow’s @giveawaywhatyoucovet project

Exactly the Banff hat I’ve been picturing in my head (and such a gorgeous picture!) (top left)

– Might Cleo be the skirt pattern I’ve been looking for?

How to mend a hole in your jeans (bottom left)

Knitaid: helping refugees through the craft of knitting

– and have you knitted a scarf for your cat?

IN SHOP NEWS: The highly coveted Lykke interchangeable needle sets are finally back in stock!

Have an amazing weekend, everyone! What are you working on?

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Elsewhere

Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Well, this has been quite a fortnight, hasn’t it? By which I mean, of course, the time when craftivism made it onto the covers of both Time and The New Yorker (and I haven’t managed to get hold of either). Crazy days, my friends … here’s Elsewhere for you—

Brief history of the brassiere

– How many of us have the same relationship to knitting that Einstein had to music? (Not that any of us is Einstein)

“Hygge” trending toward “lagom”

– Food for thought: What would an import tax do to fast fashion? (thx, Angela)

This note from Martha McQuade about “cost per wear”

How much yarn is too much?

Beyond brilliant

Most heartbreaking needlepoint I’ve ever seen

Most blood-pressure-reducing photograph I’ve ever seen

– And an excellent response to the spurious suggestions that the pussyhats weren’t the handmade, grassroots phenomenon we know them to be: “Mr. Cohen, these hats are crocheted.” (Whatever your feelings about pussyhats — and mine are decidedly mixed — I will fervently honor and defend my fellow knitters’ rights to make and wear them and get the credit they deserve!)

AND SHOP NEWS: There are some spectacularly fantastic new Bookhou pouches at Fringe Supply Co. today, along with reloaded shelves of Bento Bags, both volumes (now Olga and Michele) of Brooklyn Tweed’s Capsule series, and lots more! Go have a look

And have a wonderful weekend, everyone. Thanks for being here—

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Elsewhere

Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Ok, y’all — I’ve got quite a load of lighthearted links for you today!

Best illustrated anecdote of the month

Love this cardigan-dress look

This “herringweave” stitch

– And Dianna’s Nordic delights roundup

– as well as this travelogue about Selbu, which is definitely on my bucket list now (bottom left)

– “… hand-spun 25m long hanks of pure wool from many countries and breeds of sheep are used to create a moving and contemplative piece of work …”

– New knitters might want to bookmark this glossary

Darling free baby sweater pattern (top left)

How to let out a hem

This sweater (top right)

This Farrow Dress + Stowe Bag combo

Yarn tales like this

Favorite photo from all the VKLive revelry in NYC last weekend (bottom right)

Or maybe this is my favorite

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Elsewhere

Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Happy Friday and Elsewhere day — I’ve got a little light but delightful clicking around for you:

– Great post about how to mend knits

– plus beautiful darning sampler

Heart-melting (top right)

– I’m excited to watch the #leighsidemittskal2017 (details here) but I especially love finding out about this Generic Norwegian Mitten Chart via @resurrectionfern (who is knitting mittens inspired by Karen Barbé! So many of my favorite ladies tangled up in there.)

– Also wishing I could fit in the #fancykal, a sweater that’s been on my list for ages

– And just wow (top left)

Have a magnificent weekend, everyone!

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Elsewhere

Elsewhere: Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Hey, guess what — we’ve all survived another holiday pre-season! Now for the fun part: eating. I’m keeping Elsewhere on the lighter side this week, but here are some golden nuggets to keep you entertained if and when you need it—

– That time the Mason-Dixon ladies’ spoof country music recording (pictured top left) got mistaken for a historical document

– Want to paper your walls in knitted fabric? (I might if they weren’t all so terrifyingly enormous! DG disagrees with me.) (bottom right) See also: Alpaca wallpaper

– More on the Prada knitted fabric fascination (see prev) here and here (especially love the conversation on that one) and here

– Tackling the problem of fashion industry waste (via) — I’m hoping to listen to this on my current road trip

– The new National Mill Inventory site makes my heart happy

– This just in: Julie Hoover is not perfect (bottom left)

7 reasons why you should knit your own basics

– @notaprimarycolor’s sketchbook planning for #sewmystyle (top right) has me itching to update my queue-book

This sweater

– and on the unrelated subject of our riven nation, make sure you watch the Sam Bee and Glenn Beck interview.

Whatever holiday or ritual you may be observing this weekend, I hope it’s a good one. Happy everything, everyone— <blowing kiss emoji>

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Elsewhere

Elsewhere: Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Don’t be alarmed! It’s not Friday already, but I have something special planned for this Friday and recalled the days when I used to do Elsewhere on Wednesdays — you know, that day of the week where you totally don’t feel like working and would rather wander aimlessly around the internet. I’m here for you:

Squam pre-registration is open, and I’m one of the instructors! (photo top left)

I love every word of this (bottom right)

Heaven

– In case there’s anyone who hasn’t heard, there are handknit scarves on the new Gilmore Girls! Kelbourne Woolens first heard about it from the designers, who had used Knightsbridge for Dots & Dashes (worn by Rory) and Road to China Light for Eponymuff (worn by Paris). Mason-Dixon has an interview with the designers — with lots of BTS and on-set details. (top right)

– I love the idea of spending Black Friday sewing instead of shopping. (thx, Karen)

– Sweet embroidered wooden bowls tutorial (bottom left)

– Painful reminder that there are still fast-fashion sweatshops in the US (thx, Angela)

– and don’t miss Clara Parkes on pilling

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Elsewhere + Shop Talk

Elsewhere + Shop Talk

First, a little bit of shop talk:

1) There’s a small batch of the Porter Bin in the shop right now (more next week), and you can also find it today in person at a few of our stores: Purl Soho, Fibre Space, The Yarnery, Tolt Yarn and Wool and (arriving soon) Fancy Tiger Crafts.

2) The Limited Edition hair-on-hide version of our stitch marker pouch is also in the shop this morning — while they last!

3) In case you missed it yesterday, Wish List!

And now, Elsewhere:

Lovely piece on the Verb blog about boro, sashiko and our Stowe Kit (available here)

A video not to be missed (thx, Anna!)

Craft as solace

This sweater

A history of knitting in 46 minutes

Now THAT’s a yarn bomb

Negative-waste fashion? (thanks to multiple tippers!)

– “In one year, this wall clock will make a two metre-long scarf …” (bottom right)

– Have you heard about the Pussyhat Project? (top right)

– I love the concept of the FibershedKAL (top left)

– and I also love MDK’s new Knitstrips feature — patterns in graphic novel form (bottom left)

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone — thank you for everything this week!

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