Posts Tagged ‘fourth doctor’

22
Nov

Further Reading 11/22/13

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading

olivia

I was just thinking that if you absolutely had to knit holiday gifts, although this doctor strongly advises against it, that my Olivia hat pattern would be the perfect thing to make. I know, sorry, shameless self-promotion but what are blogs for? It’s comfy and soft and, most importantly, it knits up super fast. Fast knits are what the holidays are all about, right?

>> If you weren’t able to make it to the Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting talk the other night, check out this blog post. It was really lovely and tons of fun. Ann Hood and Elissa Schappell are hilarious and it was a great non-formal setting. Ann walked in and yelled, “Yay! Everyone’s knitting!” Can’t wait to really dive into the book!

>>  Interested in reading more about the costumes on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow? Obviously, you do. This show is your favorite! Check out Frock Talk. I feel like this show is something I invented while I was drunk and that is why I absolutely love it.

>> Everyone is going crazy over the unicorn sweater that Sasha Obama wore to a basketball game. The Obama girls always have great style. Would be a really fun knit!

>> The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary is TOMORROW. I’m pretty psyched, obviously. Check out this clip about the “happy accident” that became the most iconic piece of Doctor Who costume (Sorry, Fez, it is not you). Imagine being the knitter who make the Doctor’s scarf. Can that be me?

I’ll just have to pretend the WIP I’ll be working on while I watch tomorrow is an important piece of costume. What are you working on this weekend?

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01
Nov

Further Reading 11/1/13

Written by Sarah. 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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