We've received several questions about the development of City Tweed and especially how we chose the colors for the DK and HW (heavy worsted) lines, so we thought we'd have a little fun and film a short video about… Continue
I took a quiz online this week to find out how green my diet is. It turns out that since I don't eat meat, I'm going to prevent 165,000 lbs of CO2 from polluting the environment in my lifetime! Crazy!! Since I eat a lot of vegetables, I've also been trying to do my part by getting my veggies locally whenever I can. Christy and I went to the farmer's market in downtown Vancouver last weekend, and it was tons of fun walking around and seeing what is in season.
Just like we wish that peace on earth wasn't only on Dec 25, we've decided to extend "Earth Day" to at least an "Earth Week."
Katie made these awesome rear view mirror hang tags and/or a placard for your dashboard to help you remember your reusable grocery bags. By the way, that's the first time I've ever used the word "placard" did I do it correctly?
I went digging through those dark, sad recesses of the cabinets around… Continue
Just in time for Earth Day, I've started a knitalong with our new organic simply cotton!
I'm knitting a sweater for my fourteen month old out of Simply Cotton Worsted. I think this yarn is perfect for baby knits because it is super soft, machine washable and comes in four fabulous natural… Continue
My SO is a volunteer coordinator at his office and they like to volunteer in the community every few weeks at least. For Earth Day, I *strongly hinted* that perhaps helping out our favorite local park would be the best way to go. So, last Saturday morning, we put on our gloves, grabbed our clippers and joined up with his coworkers at Tryon Creek State Park to pull ivy!
Since Earth Day is coming up, this week we'll be featuring some Reduce/Reuse/Recycle tips on the Knitting Community.
Here's a video tutorial on how to recycle old, worn-out t-shirts into soft cotton ribbon yarn. All you need is a t-shirt that's been through the laundry recently and a sharp pair of scissors. I've been thinking about making a bulky mat for the laundry area in our garage. I've been looking at patterns like Absorba (… Continue
This is the OpArt Baby Blanket from Fall 2008 Knitty. I immediately fell in love with it because not only is it not overly baby it appeals to the graphic design side of me. At the time I wasn't pregnant but knew that was part of the upcoming plans so I kept it in the back of my mind. So when we did get pregnant and we finally found out it was going to be a boy, I knew this was the perfect blanket and seeing as my husband is a… Continue
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I think it’s something that’s happened to every knitter. You put hours into knitting a present for someone- picking the right yarn, finding the perfect pattern, knitting, ripping back, knitting again (maybe that’s just me). In the end, you think you have the most perfect gift ever created. You just know they are going to LOVE it. And then they open it… and….nothing. No… Continue
Added by Angela on April 16, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Two weeks ago, Angela and I both saw the new craft documentary "Handmade Nation" at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in downtown Portland, OR. The movie explored the lives of indie crafters and the DIY movement, and there were tons of crafty-folk in attendance. They had a kiosk set up for people to take pictures of themselves showing off their handmade goods, and they later published… Continue
I had a lovely chat with Cookie that will be my podcast on April 29th. To prepare for the interview I carefully read through Sock Innovation and it is such a fantastic contribution to the knitting world.
Just looking at the photos of Cookie's intricate socks can be intimidating. I know because that was exactly my reaction. "Why in the world would I knit socks with that much textural detail?"
The UFO KAL has been an inspiration to me... I had started a pair of socks a couple of years ago (well that's how long it's been since KP has sold the yarn!)...
it was very sad, laying in a forgotten bag, the needles stripped (two circs) from it... the color was Memories "Easter"... The name inspired a deadline--get it done by Easter! I finished knitting them using the magic loop method (I used… Continue
Have you seen Handknit Heroes yet? It's the first graphic novel for knitters, and it's pretty awesome. Not only did the first issue feature twins with superhuman powers and a mom who is secretly working to invent bullet proof fibers, it also included a pattern for the…Continue
I've been doing secret Christmas knitting, and I haven't been able to post about it because I know some of my family members browse this site. I didn't want to spoil their surprise. But, Kelley suggested I show a close-up, so you can't really tell what they are -… Continue