Friday! And not a moment too soon. Things are pretty intense at Fringe HQ right now, with tons of exciting stuff going on behind the scenes — most pressingly prepping for Stitches South next week. (My weekend will be spent sewing miles of muslin drape for the booth walls. Wish me luck.) Who’s coming?
– Did you hear? Brooklyn Tweed is moving to Portland
– The simplest circular need storage
– Kids who start charities boggle my mind (thx, Doug)
– I’ve picked out my fantasy Craft Sessions class lineup. Now if I could just win that lottery …
– I might have to sew up an Orton, a simple oversized tote bag from Merchant & Mills — free pattern here (I just heard myself and laughed — because yes, I have so much spare time and so few tote bags! But still)
– Jaime and Amber went to meet the sheep behind their Heirloom Romney yarn and posted loads of adorable photos here and here
– I’m loving this trend of knitting patterns as Instagram posts: see Freebie Worsted Ankle Socks from madelinetosh and @wisktenmade’s Lamb hat baby pattern in the form of a step-by-step knitalong happening on her feed now over multiple posts
– See also: How to mend a small moth hole by Andrea Rangel and How to use a lifeline by Lori Graham
– Speaking of knitalongs, I know you’ve all just cast on for the Fringe Hatalong No. 2, but I want to also let you know about the Harrisville Designs knitalong-competition-with-prizes being hosted by my friends at Squam, of which I’m to be one of the judges — details on the Squam blog!
– And don’t miss Cirilia’s blog post about the evolution of L’Arbre.
Happy weekend, everyone — can’t wait to see your L’Arbre hats!
PREVIOUSLY in Elsewhere
Wow! After following each side connection I feel like I’ve taken a whirlwind trip that covers everything that I love! You are absolutely the best Post I get and I wait for it Mon-Friday. I must say there are times when I wish you had a weekend post but totally understand. I always come away knowing more than when I opened my “Fringe Mail”! That really means a lot to me. There are so many people I’d like to know about, the places they life and what they love doing in their lives and you connect me with those people and not only make me a better person but a better knitter and knitter friend, I hope! One more thing, do you think you could come up with a “touch blog”? I am dying to get my hands on those cute little lambs (my fav. is the one with the brown marking on his/her face).
Have a great weekend and I ‘ll be waiting for ya’ll’s post on Monday!
There should at least have been a lamb cam, right?
Just discovered you in a link from FlipBoard and what a find. Everything I love, as the person above said. I’ve subscribed and may dig through the yarn tonight for a suitable for the hatalong!
I love what Cirilia says about homage and attribution. Beautifully written! Coincidences do happen in the “ether”, but by the same token, paying tribute to sources of inspiration is key. It shows a deeper understanding of how the creative process works and displays a generosity of spirit that makes for a richer, creative atmosphere for all of us.
Not sure if you’re conflating two separate thoughts there or if you meant to be suggesting that there’s some unattributed inspiration here? As noted, Cirilia wrote her pattern in 2011, and then photographed it (or Jared did, with C modeling) in the spring of 2013. She talks in the blog post and the book about how the hat came to be — that’s all the inspiration there was in this case. I think you’ll find Cirilia to be one of the best out there at sharing her many sources of inspiration (from fashion to travel to industry mentors) — on her blog and past blogs/vlogs and throughout her book. She’s as generous as they come in that regard.
Someone told me about your reply to me, for which I am really grateful.
You have completely misunderstood what I was saying, Karen. I am a big fan of Cirilia’s. What she wrote is beautiful and shows a real understanding of how the creative process works. She is generous and open and articulate, besides being a really talented designer. That is what I thought I said. In any case, that is what I meant.
Thanks for clarifying, Clare — I had hoped that was the case. 👍
Thanks for all your great posts!! I really like all the “finds” and enjoy reading about them too. Interesting and dismaying about Jared moving away from NY . Is there a back story?
Hi, Elaine. Do you mean other than what he’s said about it in that blog post?
He’s so close to the Harrisville Mill and has said many times about how much he loves NY and all the energy he gets from there and the people and inspiration so I was just wondering if something had happened to make him rethink this.
I imagine it was a hard decision to make.
These craft sessions! Like you, I wish I won the lottery (not that I ever play) to book a trip to Melbourne and attend a few of these. There is nothing like it in Montreal, maybe time to create something of the kind here.
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