If you are interested in exotic fibers at all, you may be familiar with quiviut. It is one of the rarer and more expensive yarns available to hand knitters. Quiviut is from the undercoat of the musk oxen. Musk ox are native to the Arctic, and can be found in a number of countries, including… Continue reading Where Quiviut Comes From
Taking a fearless moral inventory of my yarn. I may have a problem…
When I am trying to avoid something, there are virtually no limits to what I will do to avoid said thing. Specifically, my first Year of Colorwork project is killing me. Just absolutely killing me. It’s not that it’s hard. Dear God, if only it was hard. No, what it is is tedious. It’s just… Continue reading The Lengths That I Will Go To
More Anchorage yarn-bombing news! The second installation, which was put up in the exact same place as the previously vandalized installation, was vandalized. This time the vandals actually cut up the knitted fabric itself, as opposed to just cutting it down but leaving it mostly intact. I haven’t heard about any plans to try it… Continue reading Even Newer in the News
https://www.adn.com/visual/video/2017/02/07/yarn-bombing-with-the-anchorage-guerrilla-knitters/ A bit of backstory before I get into today’s rant. There is a group in Anchorage called the Anchorage Guerrilla Knitters, who – as you might expect – do yarn bombing here in Anchorage. They have done tree sweater installations and so on by the library and a couple of other places in town.… Continue reading Knitting Controversy!
Well, I’m away from home for work for the week, and guys, my head is just not in the game today. I’m all ready for work – no problems there. However, I forgot my knitting. Let me repeat that. I FORGOT MY KNITTING!! Or, as I put it when I realized that I had forgot… Continue reading Up a Creek Without a Needle
This Yarnlove thing is interesting, because you kind of have to think about it a little. Sometimes it’s easy to pick out what you want to post a picture of, other times not so much. Community is an interesting one for me. I started out by thinking that I don’t really have a knitting community.… Continue reading Yarnlove – Community