Elsewhere + news to come

Yarny links for your clicking pleasure

It’s May, and I know some of you are wondering about Summer of Basics! My apologies for the cliffhanger — I’ve been thinking about retooling it a little bit for this year and hope to have an announcement about that next week. If you have thoughts on it in between, please do leave a comment below.

And in the meantime, a little Elsewhere—

— Data nerdery in knitted form: The National Parks Tempestry Project is kind of mind-blowing (thx, DG) (photo above left)

— “How sewing improved my mental health — and restored my professional ambitions


I love this profile of textile artist Llane Alexis (previously mentioned here)

How to dye with osage orange (photo above right)

Brilliant refashion

What a treasure!

— and I’m eager to listen to this interview with Imogene+Willie cofounder Matt Eddmenson

Happy weekend, everyone. I’d love to hear what you’re working on!


PREVIOUSLY in Elsewhere: Wool dogs and whaling wraps

22 thoughts on “Elsewhere + news to come

  1. Absolutely love Kacie Lynn’s dying tutorials. I’ve had the good fortune to take multiple dye workshops at her alpaca farm in middle Tennessee.

  2. Will we be able to enter Summer of Basics by blogging vs entering on Instagram? I have made the decision to stop using instagram for my well-being (2 months strong!!!) and I’d really like to participate, but not with instagram. I think in years past you could enter by commenting on a blog post, but I just wanted to make sure!

      • This is a late comment, but in case it gets read: many people choose not to use instagram for various reasons, most of them valid. As an older knitter(very old to be truthful, but young enough to be as regular reader), Instagram often seems exclusionary, and yet we are a demographic that tends to spend more time knitting and generally has more disposable income to spend on craft and artistic endeavors. Realizing that blogs take time and are not the latest trendy thing, I still would love for you to find ways to include the non-instagram part of your demographic

        • Let me please second (or third) that sentiment. Instagram is not for everyone…

  3. What a great article on Llane!

    I’m still on the Hatdana train. Fourth one is on the needles. I think I’m going to cast on a Ravelston when it’s finished, and I need to tackle the bias trim on the Tendril dress.

    Looking forward to seeing what you’re going to do with SoB this year (and hoping my participation doesn’t go sideways this time).

    • I’m eager to knit a Hatdana! I actually cast on that kooky bobble beret the other night because I needed to do some seriously fun KNITTING, but there’s a Hatdana in my future, for sure. I’ll have to look up Ravelston; love the Tendril!

      • My mother LOVES berets, so I think I owe her the second one in that post. Or the first. Or both.

  4. I love your Elsewhere posts–I fall down the rabbit hole of all the wonderful links you share.

  5. Thanks for sharing the National Parks Tempestry Project! I’ve enjoyed the knitting, which is easy enough to be relatively mindless but has an element of surprise with the color changes and beads, so it doesn’t feel like a slog. Moreover, people express a lot of interest when I knit it in public, which gives me the opportunity to talk about the project and about climate change locally.

  6. You are a fantastic teacher!!! I feel so lucky to have discovered your blog.

  7. Thanks for the shout out re National Parks Tempestry Project. A native of Oklahoma, I chose the Oklahoma City National Memorial and plan to donate the finished project to the museum there. I’ve only been knitting for a few years and was initially intimidated by the project but my passion and concern for the environment won out. So glad I forged ahead.

  8. I love the idea of the Tempestry project and just signed up to knit the Sand to Snow National Monument. Thanks for the information!!

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