Posts Tagged ‘commercial’

24
Oct

Further Reading 10/24/14

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading, Uncategorized

rhinebeck ladies

I’m always forgetting to take photos with people at Rhinebeck. Forgetting to or too shy to ask? I never have proof of what I was wearing and who I was hanging out with! Well, Erin snapped a great photo of Ashpags, Amander, and me! Thanks, girl! I didn’t have time to make a Rhinebeck sweater (I never have and that bums me out!) so I wore my Hurrication sweater. Nothing starts your morning off better than walking into the kitchen in a house full of knitters and getting those “oohs” and “ahhs!”

>> Someone ought to revoke my nerd card because I only just discovered the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast. This episode about the invention of the sewing machine was very interesting. I imagine that the 19th century was full of patent frauds, curly mustaches, and tricky con artists/serial killers.

>> I’m loving this commercial with knitting Ashton Kutcher.

>> The (very brief) history of sheep at the White House. They’ve got bees now, maybe they ought to bring these guys back! Let’s start a petition.

>> Threadpanda’s Rhinebeck recap. Those photos. Yum.

>> The Stashbot app is out and already in the top 25 apps in the App Store! Very excited to have this tool on hand!

>> This article’s made the rounds but it’s worth sharing again. The true cost of a knitting pattern.

>> Missing Outlander? Buzzfeed’s got your Outlander wardrobe knitting fix.

>> Looks like this sheep was trying to follow me home from Rhinebeck. Sorry for the delays, everyone! (Imagine Homeward Bound but with a sheep, alpaca, and goat?! Let’s make this movie.)

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06
Dec

Further Reading 12/5/13

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading

tillyflop card
photo by tillyflopdesigns

I spied this card on the Yarn Harlot’s gift guide and I’m just in love with it. (I also really like this one but only because I wish it said ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY.) I guess you could say there’s a bit of an anti-gift theme going on around here. I hate to seem like a downer. I really do love giving handmade gifts! This should be a safe place to complain and even laugh about the stress of holiday times.

>> I made a couple of pies for Thanksgiving which was exhausting on top of everything else. I feel like a total failure looking at this knitted pie crust. It’s so gorgeous, how could you eat it!?

>> Every knitter on the internet is looking for the Katniss Cowl. I swear I’ve never seen a more popular piece of knitwear. I wrote about the cowl before but here’s an interview with its designer Maria Dora about the unique piece that is quickly becoming iconic!

>> The big, bad sale weekend may be over but the time shop independent is NOT. Check the list (and add your own favorite). There are tons of small businesses with perfect, unique gifts for your friends!

>> I’ve watched this commercial six times. It’s still funny. If you get a package from me, watch out. Did you get the cozies?

>> If you need some knitsperation, Paper Mag has a list of their top 10 knitwear designers in the fashion industry.

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15
Nov

Further Reading 11/15/13

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading, Uncategorized

Knit York City and Threadpandaphoto via Threadpanda

I just found this photo that I might have stolen from Amy’s Rhinebeck recap. I realized that I basically have zero photographic evidence that I was there at all. That has changed now! Here I am with Panda in her Long Sands cardigan and me in The Crash. That’s right! My sample made it back from Holla Knits just in time to be worn at Rhinebeck. I can’t tell you how many people caressed my shoulders that day and, honestly, I wasn’t even the slightest bit upset about it. My damned sweater is nuts.

>> Sheep in the small village of Grazeley, Berkshire are eating flowers off of graves in the churchyard and everybody’s upset about it. Come on, people, they’re basically being left a buffet. You should not be surprised!

>> My lovely aunt sent me this really weird commercial for walnuts. It’s kind of hilarious and totally bizarre so you know I’m on board. I want to knit you an afghan.

>> If you’re in Manhattan next week, you might want to RSVP for this event with Ann Hood on her book Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting. I haven’t read the essays yet (too busy knitting to read about knitting, I guess!) but it sounds like something I’d love and I’m excited to hear her speak.

>>  Workers in Bangladesh are protesting the new minimum wage which still leaves them making 14% of what is considered a living wage. According to the ThinkProgress article, improving factory conditions would only cost consumers 10 cents more on each garment made in the factories. Think about that for a minute.

>> A fascinating article about vicuña garments – the most expensive wool on earth. It sounds like magic. I’d love to pet one in real life and see the shearing ceremony!

>> Yarnbomber Magda Sayeg is looking for help installing her next piece in Manhattan next month! I’m tempted to play hooky from my job because her work is just so amazing!

Hope I’ll be back to my needles this weekend. I can’t stand resting so long. What’re you working on?

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08
Nov

Further Reading 11/8/13

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading

plowline

I’m all about minimalism and brights paired with neutrals so Elly Fales’ Plowline Raglan is right up my alley. It looks just perfect for curling up with a cup of tea or brunch on a crisp autumn morning. Hello, queue!

>> This is hilarious. Tell your muggle friends.

>> I’m so sad that I missed Norway’s “slow television” knitting show. I heard great things about it, too, even though I would totally watch it if it was boring as hell. If anyone knows where I can catch it, I’d love to check it out. I WANT MY KNIT TV.

>>  I just came across this article about Damian Kulash (of OK Go) and his wife (designer) Ambra Medda. I’m kind of obsessed with how adorable and talented they are.

>>  Um, this commercial is the best thing ever. Possibly the opposite of Slow TV.

>>  If you love looking at pictures of fluffy sheep and misty mornings, you ought to be following benjaminhole on instagram.

Guys, I’ve been having such awful pain in my wrists this week. Everyone’s telling me I need to take a break from knitting and ice them. It’s really breaking my heart! Do you get wrist pains? What’s the secret to staying limber?

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