If you read only one thing this weekend, make it this interview Kate Davies did with “The Icelandic Knitter” Hélène Magnusson. I’ve wanted her book “Icelandic Knitting: Using Rose Patterns” since first seeing a photo of those shoe inserts and now can barely stand that I don’t own it. (Seeing as how we’re in the middle of selling or donating everything we own, it might be the first thing I buy when we get to Nashville.*)
Also when I’m unpacking instead of packing, I’m going to implement a yarn equivalent of Sarai Mitnick’s brilliant fabric stash tagging solution.
Knitty’s First Fall issue is out. I LOVE these faux-cable socks and, of course, this bit of bento praise — thanks, ladies!
On the rebirth of sewing and mending and such in the UK. (“If you want to make people understand why £4 for a T-shirt is not the right price, get them to make an item of clothing.”)
Excellent mattress stitch tutorial.
Short history of the sewing machine.
And I’m loving the story of the Texas angora goats who provide the fiber for Quince and Co’s new yarn.
Speaking of selling everything we own: If you’re in the Bay Area, you should definitely come to our massive multi-family sale TOMORROW (Saturday), 9-2. Details here.
Have a lovely weekend, you lovely people!
Any spinning fiber can come live with me….
cynthia in Atlanta!
What a great round-up. But it’s easier to mend a shirt when you’re not already wearing it. :)