Leigh Witchel did some investigating for his article in the most recent knit.1, looking for the first knitting blog. And what happened? Nobody owned up to having posted a knitting journal entry before me (March 19, 2001). Me! Surely that’s … Continue reading
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They will fight using trademarks, and they will fight using t-shirts? I confess that because of the early hour I don’t know what to think. It would make sense as some kind of third-party guerrilla tactics designed to lower the … Continue reading
No progress, check. Request extension of time for another 2 months, check. Request granted, check.
When I set out to write about ease, I decided to survey a small number of books in my knitting library to see what they had to say on the subject of “average” or “typical” ease when designing a hand … Continue reading
First, there was the skein. The ball of yarn. The one and only. One Skein. The One Skein Wonder. One Skein Wonders (the book, not to be confused with One Skein Wonder, the pattern. Don’t make me post a responsive … Continue reading
Another gem pulled in by Google: spinsters welcome needle exchange programme The Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy, Pat Carey, has said the Government will have to look at introducing needle exchange programmes across the country… … Continue reading
Since I don’t actually get a paper copy of The Globe & Mail, I have to rely on Google Alerts to tell me that Jo-Ann’s stock (the company doesn’t even have outlets in Canada) is a dog this week: Yesterday’s … Continue reading
Let us all give thanks, and a tasty seed-filled treat, to our little bird who tells me it’s time for an update. This time, two things: 1. Another extension of time in the cancellation proceedings. The “remember I said?” schtick … Continue reading
A three-year-old boy in Bahrain required drastic surgery (that would be cutting open his skull) to remove a knitting needle impaled through the roof of his mouth. But he was lucky, and doesn’t seem to have suffered any ill effects. … Continue reading
Two new charts: the Simple Celtic Panel and the Composite Celtic Panel. They are both worked on a foundation of 15 stitches, which means that they can be used as a non-waist-shaping alternative side panel for Rogue.