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

Konmari: Turning your stuff into Tertris

I patiently read the book "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo. After reading the first chapter I wanted to get stuck in immediately, I certainly need to make changes. I've finally got started, and now just waiting for all the magic to trickle in! The concept is very simple and imbued with… Continue reading Konmari: Turning your stuff into Tertris

Learning about weaving traditions in Scotland

On our trip to Scotland recently, my husband and I visited Kilbarchan Weaver's Cottage. The area used to house over 800 individual weavers. This is one preserved cottage because there was someone living there until the 1960s. Here is the beautiful lintel over the door. "Builded Anno 1723"Famous people work here!I recognized the name of… Continue reading Learning about weaving traditions in Scotland