Posts Tagged ‘conscious consumption’

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Aug

Further Reading 8/22/14

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading

blackberry stitch aran

 

The weather is getting mellow here so I’m starting to have those dreams of sweaters and cardigans. It started early this year! I really hate to jinx it since last winter was so rough, like, so very very terrible, but I’m craving pumpkin pie and apple cider and it’s still August! I can almost taste Rhinebeck and it’s making me go crazy for big sweaters. When I saw the Blackberry Stitch and Cable sweater designed by True Brit Knits for Debbie Bliss magazine, I just fell in love. It looks so deliciously comfy yet sophisticated. And that color is just gorgeous.   Welcome to the queue, Big Pink Aran!

>> Lion Brand’s blog has some handy instructions on carrying vs. cutting yarn at the end of rows. I had a huge debate about this when I was working on the Hurrication sweater since there were so many colors but also a ton of rows to carry them over. Sometimes, you just have to throw all of the rules out the window and make it work.

>> Stevie Nicks is holding a shawl-design competition. Will you be making a mystical shawl for the legend to use on stage?

>> I’ve written a lot about how I want to do stop motion video with knitting. Miho Yata’s stop motion film is absolutely amazing. Can you imaging knitting all of those frames? Fantastic!

>> Olek might be in some trouble for her latest installation piece. Underwater crochet is pretty cool, though!

>> This beautiful photo of French sheep in 1930 is from the New York Times’ tumblr featuring photos from their basement archive. I love looking at old photographs and it’s really cool that they are sharing these pictures in the digital age. (I’m also a big fan of this photo. #yesallwomen, am I right?) This blog is a very fun place to get lost for an afternoon.

>> Design Sponge is tackling one of my favorite subjects: conscious consumption. Some really beautiful points and good ways to talk about handmade vs. store bought (are they really that different?) to those who are not makers.

What a week it’s been! I came down with a bit of a cold which has really made for a rough few days. Good excuse for a weekend of tea and knitting, though! I’m finishing a pair of mittens I started in November! Are you working on any UFOs this weekend?

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