Triangle sweater update and Elsewhere

Martha McQuade Gridjunky yarn bomb Pittsburgh bridge

Happy Labor Day! Otherwise known as Monday, for those of you not in the USA. Before I get to the links, I want to make sure everyone got the update on the Nikki Gabriel triangle sweater pattern post from last week. There is a copy on its way to me from my new best friend, Melissa. There were a couple of others who acquired it and who I’m putting in touch with others who craved it. And for everyone else, Nikki Gabriel has said she’ll have it available on her site “very soon.” Huge thanks to everyone for all the input!

So with that, here’s a long overdue Elsewhere:

— New 2-ply merino yarn from Purl Soho, Worsted Twist (plus lovely new video knitting tutorials at the Purl Bee)

— And congratulations also to Linda (From the Purl Side) on the launch of her new venture, Kettle Yarn Co.

— Josef Albers’ color theory lessons, now in app form

— Apartment Therapy on the string art trend

— Coveting Z’s sweater

— Yoko Ono crocheting while blindfolded

— Nice interview with the multi-talented Martha McQuade

— Hooray, more yarn trucks! — outreach-style from my friends at Haus of Yarn in Nashville plus a yarn-filled former fire truck in Ottawa, Canada

— Amazing yarn-bombed Pittsburgh bridge

— This Gridjunky photo essay about how he (un)does what he (un)does

— Totally preordering “Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting,” especially after seeing this excerpt at the New Yorker (via @caitlin_newman)

— Mini-collection of student-designed free vintage-inspired patterns from Rowan

— Best goat video ever — the last minute is the best minute (via @TrueBritKnits)

— Not sure whether to laugh, cry or order one of each: cat-inspired sock yarn

— And if that’s not enough links for you, may I point you to Caitlin’s latest lovely list


Oh! And ICYMI this week is the mega-tutorial, How to improvise a top-down sweater. It’s clearly time to get those Fall sweaters started!

14 thoughts on “Triangle sweater update and Elsewhere

  1. Karen,
    I check your site daily now. So varied and consistently interesting. Must be a challenge time-wise. Be proud of what you are creating here!

  2. i love Gridjunky’s work, and its simple shots. Very minimalist upcycling, respect!
    Huge thanks also for sharing the cat-inspired yarn ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

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  4. I am really enjoying your site too, beautifully written, great insights and fab links, thank you so much!

    Your link to the book reminds me of one of my favorite art talks ever. It is a back and forth on stage between Chuck Close and Robert Storr. The artspeak is all terrific but one of my favorite moments is when Close pays tribute to his crocheting, knitting grandmother and the influence her fiber activity had on his own creative process, in specific, her willingness to start over if it isn’t right. I think of this in my studio and also when I have to frog. You have to listen all the way to the question and answer period at the end to hear this bit. Somewhere in the talks he also makes connections to old tapestries and his own graph-based work. (I have also always been fascinated with the graph, pixels, etc..)

    Hmmm, my link is not looking right…so google “Chuck Close with Robert Storr” if you are interested.

    Anyway, thanks again, Karen for all the inspiration you provide here!

    • You are welcome!

      Not sure where you are posting from, but there is a new show up of a variety of his work opening this week at the Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. Beautiful gallery and more intimate than a museum. And, come to think of it, the show running alongside it is of Linda Ridgway’s work. Maybe not of as much interest to boys, but definitely will appeal to anyone in the fiber arts. She is one of my favorites as well.

      • Thanks for the link! I’m in Vermont (although my son lives in San Francisco, so I am going to tell him about this exhibit!) I will show my students the exhibit online. THANKS!

  5. Karen! Feel like I am completely out of the loop as I haven’t had time to look at my beloved blogs and have just seen this now.

    Thank you so much!!

    I also saw you haven’t been feeling well and send you some huge ‘get well’ vibes. Hope you feel better soon.

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