Further Reading 11/1/13

Written by Sarah on November 1st, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized

Today kicks off NaKniSweMo. Will you be participating? I’m not really in the right frame of mind right now to take on such a big project but if I were ready to cast on a sweater, I’d choose this one!

amy chrisoffers farophoto via Savory Knitting

I’m a Christoffile for life so I’ve GOT to talk about Amy’s latest pattern. Faro absolutely gorgeous and I can’t WAIT to get it on my needles. It looks like such a fun knit, too. If you’ve decided to give yourself the NaKniSweMo challenge, I’d definitely suggest this sweater. (Besides, the half sleeves might save you some time!)

>> My friend Katie who is a cycling instructor and work out fanatic sent me this article about the knitter who made a 12 ft scarf while running a marathon with the note “Maybe next year?” It’s cool that running can get people knitting! It will not be working the opposite way for me.

>> This is a video of a lamb frolicking around a skate park. I was worried he’d get squished but he looks like he’s actually having a really fun time. That being said, Knit York City does not condone putting lambies into dangerous situations.

>> The US Olympic team will finally be outfitted in Ralph Lauren clothing made in America. This includes knitwear made from sheep raised in Oregon. The sweaters and hats are pretty rad (though it can certainly be debated that the color work motifs are not American in origin, I won’t split hairs). It seems like newer yarn companies and a lot of my favorite indie spinner/dyers are already hip to this trend of using local fleeces. Wouldn’t it be cool if companies like RL kept this direction when it comes to the rest of their manufacturing?

>> On a more personal note, I finally caught up on the end of series 7 of Doctor Who. I am ready for the Christmas special but NOT ready to say goodbye to Matt Smith. On a knitting-related note, Eat. Sleep. Knit. launched a pre-order for a Fourth Doctor scarf kit in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Bulky for any 50th Anniversary needs. Or if you’ll be missing 11 as much as I will, you need a skein of Roman Hills in I’m a Sagittarius…Probably.

What are you knitting on this weekend? I’ve got so many things on the needles, I’m not really sure what to focus on anymore!

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Comments (3)

  • November 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm |

    Um. Farro is freakin’ gorgeous. Yet another one for the queue!

  • November 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm |

    thanks for the link to the marathon knitter. it’s interesting to see the interview from the perspective of someone who obviously doesn’t know much about the craft. i was impressed by the runner’s knowledge and dedication, though!

    what would you consider to be american motifs? do you just mean the imagery? or are you referring to techniques? also, can i just say: those pea coats are goooorgeous!

    • November 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm |

      I’m splitting hairs here but what I mean by that is the traditions of fair isle and color work being Scottish, Icelandic, etc. As for American motifs, it’ really hard to say what would be better since there’s so much diversity but something like Pendleton comes to mind.

      And the pea coat really is amazing!

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