Check out this article in the Anchorage Daily News about men and knitting. “I have often mentioned that it was men who originally knitted professionally. Today, there are several talented men who make their living by plying knitting needles.”
I met designer Lexie Barnes this weekend at the National Needlearts Association meeting in Columbus and was able to see her purses up close (and on quite a few folks at the conference as well). They are made from amazing prints and there are models for work, yoga, travel and knitting. (and baby too!) Stitch… Read More »
I just discovered a wonderful not for profit yarn company and placed a big order for our fall classes:Â Frog Tree Yarns, distributed by T & C Imports.Â Their mission is to “supply meaningful and continuous work to various artisans and non-profit groups.”Â Â Most of their yarns are produced by women and all of their… Read More »
If you aren’t a subscriber, go pick one up at your local book store or yarn shop. Its has some wonderful patterns in it, and several spring/summer tops for those of you looking for something a bit cooler to knit in this DC heat.
I used to crave this woman’s knitting purses and then I saw her latest design. Now I must have it! Check out the knitter’s satchel, which is stylish and functional: It comes in a variety of colors, although the “grape” is currently backordered, and for a good reason. Jordana Paige
The national “Stitch and Pitch” movement finally reached the nation’s capital this weekend when local knitters gathered at RFK Stadium to see the Nats game. Check out the Washington Post coverage of this event.
I was recently sent two very interesting sites that you should check out for inspiration: Chicken Viking Hat and: Top 10 Geekiest Yarn Creations
Just heard about a very cool event going on in Adams Morgan this weekend: Learnapaloozadc! http://www.learnapaloozadc.com/ You can take free workshops on everything from deep frying a turkey to ….you guessed it, KNITTING! Knit-a-gogo may be making an appearance…
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I recently read this wonderful novel, the Friday Night Knitting Club, which was written by a new author, Kate Jacobs. Its really a wonderful novel for even a non knitter. There are a few surpising twists in the book and the best part…its based on a real knit shop in NYC! http://www.fridaynightknittingclub.com/ The book will… Read More »