Knitty’s 2011 spring issue, with a review of the 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters
“In a publishing climate that still wants to crank out knitting books that impossibly serve every need at an impossible pace, this gem of a book takes a deep breath and travels on its own path.” ~ knitty
Obviously, in terms of blogging, Knit a Year has gotten away from me. Oh, fear not—I have been faithfully knitting with a different yarn each day. But when it comes to blogging about it, well, I stink.
Yet I’m fairly obsessed with documenting each day and each new yarn. Thus, this listing. Okay, somewhat boring, yet think of it as a mantra for knitting. Ommmmm.
Day 12: Hearty and thick wool mystery yarn. I was in a white mood. Continue reading
Choices…that’s what it’s all about. So for Day Two, I chose the sublime – Lisa Souza’s (lisaknit.com) handspun cashmere/ merino.This yarn is some of the finest I’ve ever knit. Slightly uneven – the hallmark of a fine handspun – but with a beautiful strength and glorious depth of color. The color itself? A rich variety of earthen greens named Gone Fishing. I chose it for Bill, of course.
I like how the yarn sits proudly next to the camel.
The photos don’t do the yarn justice, but I’ve been experimenting with my iPhone camera. Fun stuff.
And tomorrow, the winner will be…
What is Knit a Year? I stumbled across the Knit a Year project while Tweeting about ArtYarn, a British art knitting site that I love.
The Knit a Year project is simply this:
Two rows…at least ten stitches a row…use 4mm needles (u.s. size 6)…a different yarn each day…leave the tail, so that at the end of the year, you have 365 tails or days.
The Web site for Knit a Year is here.
Wanna join in?
Scary dinosaur atop a human.
Oh, dear… This reminds me of a creature in Jurassic Park. I think it spit.
Oh, NO! It's eaten the human!
Read more about her tragic end here, at Craftastrophe.
Not a poem, but a very cute porcupine.
It’s all about a poem, one to be knit by You. Just imagine – knitters around the world, click, clacking away as they contribute to the world’s first giant knitted poem. Plus, ArtYarn has launched a new social networking site for contemporary knitting and crochet called Subversive Yarn. Continue reading
Award-winning artist Rania Hassan loves her knitting. I mean, she really loves her knitting, as evidenced by her marvelous sculpture/mixed media work “Knit Together.”
"Knit Together," Renwick award winner
You may have noticed my marvelous LaidBack Knitter “icon.”
It feels utterly like me. I adore it. How did it come about? I was fortunate to stumble upon a fabulously talented young artist named Igor Zakowski. You can read more about Igor on my “About” page. (Be sure to scroll down.) And your can purchase Igor’s illustrations here.