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
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If you’re on the Colourway mailing list, you’ll have seen the notice about the end of the Jaeger line of yarns that had been sister to Rowan for so many years. (Colourway has marked down the yarns by 25%, and … Continue reading
Everytime I take one of those “sorting” quizzes, I get sorted into Slytherin. Woo!
What, exactly, fuels Courtney Love’s (ecstactic) writing? (I note that she can spell. She just can’t type.)
We interrupt the law and economics symposium to announce that since the sewing habit picked up a bit (do you have any idea how hard it is to sew when the only place for your sewing machine requires suspending the … Continue reading
A machine shop in Wisconsin is retooling its business to include high-end aluminum knitting needles. The needles will feature polished steel caps (no circs then, I guess) and anodized finishes, and be made entirely in the U.S. with a price … Continue reading
Consumerist claims to possess the secret to reversing the fulling process when a wool garment is accidentally shrunk in the wash. Was that winter cap really made out of wool?
Google Street View can be used to pick out storefronts. (Clicking on that link will tell you more about the service, but will also load a video which you may or may not find annoying.) Here’s Purl, the shop in … Continue reading
I missed the first press release (not that I would have gone shopping): A luxury e-tailer of Scottish goods announced that it started selling Fair Isle sweaters from Shetland on a fair trade basis last month. The story only seems … Continue reading
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl knitting. Hail the dread row counter! In a vain attempt to spare your puny mortal minds, the horror that lurks beneath is hidden by the [more] link.