Anyone else out there have a favorite sciencey knit?-Katherine Jane
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
I had lunch with my friend Marcie the other day, and she was wearing this gorgeous vest. When I asked her about it, she told me this wonderful story:
In the space of a couple of months, Sara knitted, tested stitches and created small swatches. She had free reign over the choice and sequencing of stitches, and this became one of the most exciting elements of the vest. At some point in the process, Sara discovered the best way to translate my two-dimensional design into her three dimensional creation. In her own words: "When I saw Marcie’s design, the usual questions of whether to knit from the top down vs. bottom up, in the round or front and back in separate pieces, were tossed out, and I had to approach it from a completely new angle. Collaborating with a non-knitter was liberating in that it was a chance to rethink my notions of how a knitted garment “should” be constructed. And I was excited to work with Marcie in particular, because I admired her style and couldn’t wait to see what she would come up with - I just knew if would be fabulous."
Monday, February 15, 2010
From Katherine Jane in New York City:
Goodness, can it really be February already? I think I'm personally having a hard time admitting that 2010 is well underway because (shame!) I'm still working on my last two Christmas presents--a hat and a pair of socks that just didn't get done before the December deadline. Luckily my loved ones are very patient, and also quite accustomed to presents that arrive a little past due.
I recently read an article that explained that mittens will keep your hands warmer than gloves, because they allow your fingers to touch which helps maintain warmth. Whether that's true or not, I am using the information as a perfect excuse to make these gorgeous little morsels:
Deep In The Forest mittens
©Tuulia Salmela 2008, photo used with permission
Have you made any knitterly resolutions this year? Have you been sticking to them? Let us know!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I was introduced to Elizabeth David many years ago by an English-Ukranian family I worked for in Boston. I instantly fell in love. Her books are so beautifully written that I read them like novels while commuting on the subway. It is a dream come true to bring one of my favorite writers to audio.
We are very excited to bring you Wild Fibers Magazine: Five Years of Favorites! Travel with Wild Fibers Magazine editor Linda Cortright around the world as she searches out the exotic breeds of fiber animals she loves. This is superb travel writing for the fiber enthusiast! Linda writes, reads, and reflects, with warmth and wit.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
This peacock mask/hat is quite beautiful.
I am knitting a scarf in basketweave with that Noro yarn, but think there might be a better use for it (any suggestions?) anyway the knitting postcard is of a watercolor "Old Guernsey Lady Knitting" by Peter Le Lievre (1812-98) in the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery.
This wonderful postcard was sent to me by a friend of my daughter. This plucky sixteen year old left our tiny Maine town to attend high school on the island of Stord in Norway. She took this photograph at the knitting museum there, slapped a back on it, and mailed it off.
Happy mid-winter to everyone!