I woke up to such exciting news yesterday: Kay finished her Logalong sweater! And it’s a beauty. (Back story here.) Which is likely what reminded me that my Log Cabin Mitts pattern is a great holiday-weekend project, whether you need something portable for travel or an addictive little something to get into (and scrounge leftovers for) on a quiet weekend at home.
Here’s a longish Elsewhere for the long weekend—
— Never have so many people sent me the same link: ‘Knitting is coding’ and yarn is programmable in this physics lab (NYT link) (thx, everyone!)
— Makers of color: Have you responded to Jen Hewett’s survey for her upcoming book? Just a few days left …
— Settle in for this one: Anni Albers on How to Be an Artist
— I always love reading about the birth of a new yarn
— Obsessed with these scrappy quilted jackets here and here
— Canadian councilwoman calls out gender disparity at city council, one stitch at a time — you can see the disparity better here (thx, DG)
— “So, while it’s #memademay and I cheer at the handmade garments in my feed, I also cheer for the mended, darned, repaired, re-dyed, redesigned, or simply beloved clothes we’ve been tending for years. I celebrate the intention, the mindfulness, the awareness. And remember that we all have different resources in time, money, skill, equipment, and craftsmanship for our clothing. And hope that beauty can be the ecology we tend and support in Slow Fashion.“
— “The question is no longer whether it is necessary to improve sustainable business practices, but rather how long it will take before consumers stop buying from brands that do not act responsibly.”
— And yes to baby animals in sweaters (but they are planning to pay for photos, right?) (thx, Jen)
On a totally different front, I’ll be reading the Wikipedia short history of Memorial Day, which — as with just about everything — is more rich and complicated than I recall knowing. And we’re planning to dust off Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary this weekend, which I’ve only ever seen bits of.
However you’re passing the weekend, wherever you are, I wish you the best — and I’ll see you back here next week!
IN SHOP NEWS: The butterscotch Porter Bin is back in stock, along with the new olive/army Town Bag I’m so thrilled you’re all loving! And all the other lovely goodies, of course.
Great links! Thank you.
Those quilted jackets are lovely, and pretty much the same thing that Sandra Johnson (@SandraJohnsonDesigns on IG) has been doing for years. She’s even created a pair of pants from an old quilt, as well. She’s a tremendous designer. Check out her feed when you get a chance.
Yep, I’m a fan! Have linked to her jacket and pants in previous Elsewhere, but she always warrants a mention!
Thanks, Karen, for including the piece about the Canadian councilwoman who is recording gender disparity with her knitting stitches – so great!
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