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V&A virtual collection

In Uncategorized on January 11, 2009 at 6:10 am

Follow this unwieldy link to the V&A collection of knitted crafts. An extraordinary collection and worth checking out:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/features/knitting/objects/index.php?action=&hits=&page=&pages=&object_type=&country=&start_year=&end_year=&object=&artist=&maker=

The 16th century gloves knit in red silk and silver caught my imagination.

Knitting Geekdom: Old School PDFs

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2009 at 5:45 am

The American Red Cross Museum has PDFs on its website of WWII patterns. The PDFs are scans of original patterns, so not only are the patterns old and nifty, I love the typewriter formatting and hand scrawled pencil markings in the margins. Check it out: http://www.redcross.org/museum/exhibits/knits.asp.

Fiddlehead Mittens or How I-Cords Changed My Knitting

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2009 at 4:55 am

I finished a pair of Fiddlehead Mittens that I am very proud of:

fiddlehead-mittens-pair

If you are on Ravelry, I encourage you to cruise through the photo gallery of all the finished Fiddlehead Mittens out there and enjoy the beautiful range of colors and variations that are possible with this pattern.

fiddlehead-mittens-inside

The I-cord cast on technique was new for me and it has forever changed my knitting.  I’m smitten.

Tricoteuses Sans Frontieres/Knitters Without Borders

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2009 at 4:51 am

It is now 2009.  I hope all of my many readers were inspired to generously donate to Wikipedia per my last post. Thank you for your donations. Thank you for valuing free access to information (for those who have access to a computer). Thank you for valuing the opportunity for all people, regardless of education and any other credentials, to make meaningful contributions to information and knowledge.

And on that note, I recently came across Tricoteuses San Frontieres/Knitters Without Borders, a donation program to Doctors Without Borders. Take a look and take a moment to do your part:

http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/tsffaq.html

Tricoteuses Sans Frontières