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The Presentation of Self in Everyday Knitting

A page from a doodle book of mine.

This started off as a comment on Karie Bookish's blog post, Knitting as Lifestyle Brand? But it got so long I had to put it here! I wanted to touch on two points in her post: Why I knit, and also the "staged sweetness" idea. We're not just performing ourselves online, we perform ourselves all… Continue reading The Presentation of Self in Everyday Knitting

Yarn review: Lyonesse by Blacker Yarns a linen-wool blend

I was very pleased when Sonja of Blacker Yarns offered to send me sample skeins of their new Lyonesse yarn to review, and I'm delighted to share a review with you. I was given two samples to play with: One icy blue Aquamarine in DK and a shimmery Ruby in 4 ply. I have to… Continue reading Yarn review: Lyonesse by Blacker Yarns a linen-wool blend

Tips for anyone embarking on YarnKonMari

I started writing what was going to be one blog post and I decided to write it all out. So this is part 3, wherein I warn the gentle reader if they are about to start on their YarnKonMari project. You can read Part 1 or Part 2 of this epic cull. You need time… Continue reading Tips for anyone embarking on YarnKonMari

How to KonMari your yarn stash (part 2!)

I love the KonMari method. In the previous post, I mentioned how I started sorting through my stash. I mainly wanted to do this because I know I have too much for me right now and I'm worried that my past self wrote knitting cheques my future self can't cash, or knit (?). In her… Continue reading How to KonMari your yarn stash (part 2!)

The Life Changing Magic of Stashbusting

I recognize that writing a blog post belies my struggles with decluttering. Why am I at the computer and not elbow-deep in stash? Well I didn't accumulate the stash in one day, so this isn't going to be easy. I got the idea to sort my stash after being reminded of the Life Changing Magic… Continue reading The Life Changing Magic of Stashbusting

An Irish yarn for St Patrick’s Day

With the Euro having reached parity with the USD and today being St Patrick's Day, I'm hoping some knitters are considering a trip to Ireland. One of the most active threads on the Ireland Ravelry group is regarding info for visiting knitters. People also want to know where they can get their hands on an… Continue reading An Irish yarn for St Patrick’s Day