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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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Happy Friday! Happy last day of June! Happy start to the long weekend, if you get such a thing! Here are some links for your amusement and enlightenment—

A project small enough for me to crochet! But I would make just one and wear it as a pendant (above right)

– If I ever knitted a Mitered Crosses Blanket, I would want it to look like this one

Can natural indigo work at industrial scale?

– What do bicycles, comfortable clothing and a woman’s right to vote have to do with each other? (I love this!) (above left)

14 hem tutorials

Is the tourism boom harming Iceland?

– How do you make the right garments for you? Three things to ask yourself

– “Nobody cares about these old things anymore” </sad face>

– Knitters’ life lessons: “I’ve ignored what I know to be true before, and the result is always the same …

June has been an absolute whirlwind for me. I’m looking forward to a proper weekend and might even extend it into the holiday! However long it lasts, all I want to do is sit still and knit my sleeves. (Although I’m hoping for a surprise burst of energy to do some cutting.) What do you have planned?

SHOP NEWS: We’re down to just a handful of army-green Porter Bins for the moment, but it’s back in production and we’re building up inventory to get the stores stocked, so if it sells out before you get there, look for an announcement about its return in about a month!

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Army Green Porter Bin! + Elsewhere links

So the big news of the day is that the much anticipated army-green Porter Bin is finally in the shop this morning! To everyone who snatched them up at Squam last week, thank you for your enthusiasm! To everyone who’s been emailing and asking and pleading to preorder, thank you for your patience! This is a limited batch but we do expect to have more in the not-too-distant future. I don’t have any more specifics than that at the moment, but for now what we do have is there for the ordering — further news when I have it!

UPDATE: It was a quick feeding frenzy on the army green stash but they’re NOT GONE! Remember our shopping cart expires after 10 minutes, so as long as there’s still an Army Green option in the dropdown, it’s not sold out and there’s a chance it will exprire out of some of those carts. So if you get the message that they’re all in somebody else’s cart, just check back after 10 minutes. They’re not gone as long as it’s still an option in the dropdown.

And with that, a bit of long-overdue Elsewhere

– I failed to note that last Saturday was Knit in Public Day — you were doing it anyway, right?

Knitting as wartime esionage tool (thx Leigh and Jess!)

I love Felicia’s check-in on how Stash Less has changed her

Colorwork meets street art

And tilework begging to be colorwork

The Sewbots are coming! (so many mixed feelings about this)

“Reknitting” gives me a lot to think about

For anyone considering sewing their own bras

– Has anyone tried the Good On You app?

Or pondered the deeper meaning of Mr. Rogers’ cardigan colors?

Love this history of Rowan (and hence of the knitting world of today)

Kate Davies’ open letter to the Shetland Islands Council makes me sad (Signed, future Heritage Tourist)

A spot of craft-room organization inspiration

Yes to crochet appliqué logowear

Yes to one-of-a-kind dresses from scraps (and also to bespoke leftover quilts)

– AND … #growyourownmarl is my new favorite hashtag

Have an amazing weekend! Hope to see you on the #summerofbasics feed.

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BIG FUN over at Fringe Supply Co. today: the new CHARCOAL Field Bag — so swoony, so hardworking, made right here in Nashville — and the new issue of Making, Dots! Both are more beautiful than my photos can describe, but there are lots of pics over in the webshop, so go take a look. You can also find the Charcoal Field Bag today at our Limited Goods stockists listed right here. (And in case anyone missed my heads-up about it, please note that Toffee is going on haitus when our current stock runs out!)

I also have some fun and thought-provoking links for your Friday/weekend perusal:

Girls knit their way to a math career (via)

– “I knit where I want” — persist, lady, persist!

– Love this brief history of Bohus Stickning

Crochet bowls make a pretty awesome wall display

– If you’re in London, please go see this for me

How evolutionary instincts drive modern-day shopping behaviors (via) (and have you heard about J.Crew?)

– And reissue alert: Frank Lloyd Wright’s fabrics (gah!)

Thanks for choosing to spend some of your time here this week. I hope you have a yarn-filled weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday!

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Elsewhere: Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Thanks for all the great feedback on the Sloper posts this week — I’m glad some of you found it worthwhile! I’m enjoying seeing the swatches and cast-ons starting to appear on the #sloperKAL feed. And holy wow, there’s already a finished sweater! (I told you it’s fast!) I cast on in the car on Wednesday and am hoping to get in a bunch of rows this weekend.

Meanwhile, here’s Elsewhere for you—

A movie I’ll be seeing for the sweaters (thx, DG)

So happy to see TN’s Stony Creek Colors in Fast Company’s fantastic feature, The United States of Innovation

What do knitting and heart surgery have to do with each other? (Thx, Jess)

I love Jess Daniels’ Me Made May concept and her little hand-drawn infographic (image above, bottom)

A brief history of denim

– “The transitioning of half a million farmers across southern India to sustainable, organic methods has enabled [Project Pico] to bring their product back to the UK with a supply chain that is entirely traceable to the very seeds that grow the cotton.”

28 home sewers on why they do it

Crochet tank inspiration

– … and as if I weren’t already obsessed with knitting Dalur (top)

SHOP NEWS: The fabulous Helga Isager book The Artisan is back in stock. And a heads-up for you: We’ve got a new neutral coming to the Field Bag lineup in a couple of weeks, and in conjunction with that we’re putting Toffee on hiatus. We’ve got enough in stock to last a little bit, but I wanted to give you fair warning in case you’ve had your heart set on it.

Have an amazing weekend!

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Elsewhere: Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and Monday marks the start of Fashion Revolution Week, so it seems apt that today’s Elsewhere is even heavier than usual on slow fashion food for thought!

• “Georgia O’Keeffe was an expert seamstress who made her own clothes and altered or otherwise preserved them herself; she kept some of her dresses for as long as sixty years.” I’m dying to see this exhibit (And there’s some lovely resonance between that and Sara Berman’s Closet)

Praise hands for the Kentucky Cloth Project (photo, top left)

Imagine if there were more companies like Nisolo (See also: CEO Patrick Woodyard’s TED talk on fast fashion) (bottom right)

Great Q&As with 3 brands striving for sustainable fashion

Plastic Fashion — a data story (thx, Anie) (top right)

Love this “Hand-me-up shop” idea from Jussara Lee (thx, Lori)

Plus:

In. Awe.

Llama pinata!

• Has anyone knitted with this unusual cotton yarn, Loop? I’m so curious

And these are some serious cute kid knits (bottom left)

I’ll be working this weekend, trying to get caught up, and in particular working on a super meaty discussion starter — a conversation I can’t wait for us to have! But here’s wishing you a relaxing weekend in the meantime—

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Elsewhere - yarny links for your clicking pleasure

As I’m writing this, I haven’t yet left for Paris, but hopefully by the time you’re reading it I’ll have had an amazing few days with an amazing weekend ahead of me, before heading home early next week. So I am well and truly Elsewhere, but here are some fabulous links for your clicking pleasure—

– Having spent time experimenting with knitting jute and rope a few years ago, I have a lot of admiration for this (top left)

– I’d seen this short video and lost track of it, and was so happy to run across it again on MDK: Harris Tweed — I’m super intrigued by the few craft and textile traditions that are protected in the same way as “Brie” and “Champagne” and “Whisky/Whiskey”

– I recently had the pleasure of meeting Andrea Hungerford who told me she’d made an indigo kimono inspired by my Idea Log, and boy is it a treasure (bottom right)

– I love the twin stories of the color inspiration for Anna’s Skogafjall (bottom left) and the meaning of Kathy’s motif modifications

– And always love a good yarn tale

– Are you excited about Vickie Howell’s The Knit Show?

– What are your thoughts on slow-fashion advocate Emma Watson’s “sustainable” Beauty and the Beast costumes (top right)

What’s in your core wardrobe?

This concept

These handmade shoes

These words to live by

– and whoa-my-god this sweater

Have a terrific weekend, everyone! Thanks, always, for being here—

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