So many great links this round! So I’ll get right to it—
– I’m eager to get my hands on The Uppercase Compendium of Craft — and huge congratulations to Felicia Semple on being included!
– Fantastic article about the origin of clothing sizes
– and a great profile on Alabama Chanin
– Would love to know the story behind these wedding cowls (look at the flower girl!)
– How to knit a seamed sweater seamlessly
– New Yorker cartoonist on the many uses for a scarf (press play)
– I’m getting a vicarious thrill from watching Fancy Tiger’s Coat Sewalong from the sidelines
– and am totally wowed by Jen Hewett’s Print, Pattern, Sew project outcome
– Interesting thoughts and comments about differing maker philosophies
– A tiny poem for you
– Five ways to kick-start your sewing mojo (equally good advice for knitters)
– Portrait of a sweater (to end all sweaters)
– And although my job requires me to do both, I think “create more than you consume” is a really worthy goal
IN SHOP NEWS: The grey Field Bag is back in stock! As are the Knitters Graph Paper Journal, Fashionary sketchbooks, matte black mini scissors and the Etta+Billie skin balm in all three scents. Find all that and more at Fringe Supply Co.
Happy weekend, everyone — thank you for reading!
Thanks for sharing. Some great items to read now and later.
love the list this week!
Oh my! You are the one that supplies the Knitter’s Graph Paper journal? I’ve had my eye on that for ages and didn’t put two and two together until now. Brilliant!
I don’t make it — I just sell it!
I appreciate that you do. Plus, it is fun to put a face to the salesman! Makes it more human and less just a name on a computer screen.
I went right to “create more than you consume”. How many of us comb through magazines, websites only to say, “Oh I should make that, do that….” And set a bookmark? Often big projects that take a lot of planning, materials and time. What I love about knitting is the satisfaction of starting a project and sometimes finishing it that day (hats, mitts). For me it is a flexible craft. Lots of choices but not so much I become overwhelmed and never start.
Yesterday’s posts got me going on a basic cardigan. Not too complicated, not too expensive, but excited to create.
Lovely list, as always! The Seamworks article brought to mind something else I read on the subject of vanity sizing that Kathleen Fasanella of Fashion Incubator wrote back in 2005: http://fashion-incubator.com/the_myth_of_vanity_sizing/
That was awesome! and FUN! Thanks.
Loved the Seamwork article. White-women only sizing…
Hi Karen, Don’t know if you read the NY Times but I stumbled on to this today and thought of you – check out the Lookbooks!
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