Elsewhere: Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

Happy Friday, lovelies. I’ve got some links for you, but first I want to say thank-you for all the comments on last Friday’s Q for You. If you haven’t seen the discussion, there are not only great tips for cleaning up your feed but so many creative uses of Pinterest! Ok—

– “How do I explain to a non-maker that these garments aren’t just fabric and thread?” (bottom right)

Let’s go to Bergen for the weekend (top right)

Ways to use partial (or small) quilts

Clara Parkes on her visit to the American Sheep Industry conference

– Praise hands for Grace Anna Farrow’s @giveawaywhatyoucovet project

Exactly the Banff hat I’ve been picturing in my head (and such a gorgeous picture!) (top left)

– Might Cleo be the skirt pattern I’ve been looking for?

How to mend a hole in your jeans (bottom left)

Knitaid: helping refugees through the craft of knitting

– and have you knitted a scarf for your cat?

IN SHOP NEWS: The highly coveted Lykke interchangeable needle sets are finally back in stock!

Have an amazing weekend, everyone! What are you working on?



23 thoughts on “Elsewhere

  1. Especially love Fridays for all the great links on FA, but today is special because of the Knit Aid link. This is a perfect follow up to yesterday’s protest. On it! Thank you…

  2. Happy Friday! I have five glorious hours of car knitting today. I will likely finish a second Banff hat for my niece. And hopefully cast on a Range shawl by Andrea Mowry in glorious Range yarn. I wound the cakes last night. My favorite part of travel preparation…choosing the projects. Range is the next project in a year long knit along with my best friend. I live in Seattle and she lives in rural western Iowa. I have only to set the sleeves and weave in some ends in order to be done with a man sized fingering weight cardigan for my husband. I cannot wait. Since this is the first time I’ve set sleeves I think I will wait until I am stationary! Great post as always. Thank you.

    • Yes, probably best to not do that in the car! I always insist on daylight, silence and an expanse of clean tabletop when seaming. Enjoy your road trip! My favorite …

  3. Plugging away at my St. Brigid tunic…getting ready to join the cast on for another Ashley Cowl (future Christmas gift? Or maybe something for me)…contemplating the task of ripping out the sleeves on my Storm Mountain, which has been languishing because I don’t want to rip out the sleeves, but they are too narrow. Just do it. And I just ordered the Year of Techniques kit advertised by Mason Dixon knitting.

  4. The Pinterest comments were so helpful! So much less junk in my feed now, so thankful for it. I’ll be seaming my Exeter cardigan and mulling over what to cast on next.

  5. “The act of making is in itself a meditation on the person it is for” – such a big part of why I love to knit gifts!

  6. Glad you like the Cleo skirt — Rae’s patterns are excellent, both in terms of drafting and instructions. That’s especially the case for people who are learning to tailor by working through patterns, rather than a course/book that’s overview oriented. She’s got great support on her blog, too, along with lots of examples and discussion of construction choices. Happy weekend!

  7. Working on a BIG knitted coat, because this is Canada and I’ll probably be able to wear it until Victoria Day (the weekend before your Memorial Day weekend). I want a big collar, big shape, and big wool (Lopi) + a long length and pockets. I sketched the design last weekend and I’m already more than halfway there.

  8. speaking of visible mending… all my jeans wear out at the thighs before anywhere else (that thick thigh life) and the fabric is worn so thin that I end up tossing them without even trying to patch. has anyone had success mending either thigh seams or rips in the inner thigh? I would love to sacrifice fewer pairs, especially since I don’t have the funds for high-quality/ethically made jeans or the time to make my own. :(

    • Yes, I patch them. I use a piece of denim and sew the patch inside, with the right side facing the inside of the pants, trying to cover all the thinning or frayed parts. Then I turn them back to the right side and zig zag stitch across all of the fraying and thin parts. There are instructions online if you want a visual. I recall there being one on instructables. Sometimes the mending isn’t visible to the average viewer and sometimes it is, it depends on where you’ve had to do it. I don’t know that it’s “cool” like knee or pocket patches but c’est la vie. I’m like you, I’ve never had jeans that lasted long enough in the thighs to wear out at the knees!

  9. I’m new to your blog and it’s wonderful! How do you know exactly what I’m interested in?! I would like to know what type of join the LYKK set has, clic lock or threaded join? Thanks for a great blog!

  10. On the Knit-aid pages, there is a notice that they are currently not accepting donations. People who are interested in charity knitting might wish to look at Wool Aid, which is a solid organization which accepts a wide variety of knitted objects and can therefore send them to several different international destinations, year round. They have an excellent Ravelry page with full info there

    If you live in a community which is home to a large refugee population (as I do), you might want to look into local organizations which serve those communities. If you don’t know what they are, asking at your LYS might be a good start. Many refugee children arrive with no warm clothing and find themselves resettled in climates they are unprepared for. Resettlement money does not usually stretch to cover clothing.

  11. A good friend of mine has recently visited Bergen, she told me it was 1) lovely and 2) I would have LOVED the yarn stores there.

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