Knitting

Rhinebeck WHEW

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Crochet, Knitting, Practical Magic, Spinning | 0 comments

SO MANY KNITTERS in book alley

I have never felt so and delighted to be completely claustrophic in my entire life.

I kid, I kid. But at one point, I heard a couple of women look around the room and sigh and say (and I swear, I don’t think they were being facetious): “If only more people would get into knitting.”

Seriously?! That’s a lot of knitters.

 

 

 

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Starting Point

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Knitting | 0 comments

 

This is Joji Locatelli’s Starting Point, and it’s gorgeous. It’s knit in whatever fingering weight yarn I had lying around, in whatever colors I thought might maaaybe work, and dang. They do.

It took me forever though. I was very far behind on this MKAL–partly because whoa, that’s a lot of garter so it takes a while, and also, um, whoa that’s a lot of garter so it’s boring.

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Zen & Sereknity

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Knitting, Life Strategy! | 0 comments

 

It was complete chance that I got a chance to speak with Bernadette Murphy, author of *lots* of books, including Zen and the Art of Knitting and, most recently, Harley and MeOver the course of our conversation, I learned that while Bernadette and I have very similar feelings about the spiritual power of crafting.

The thesis of SereKNITy is that the act of knitting or crocheting is meditative, is peaceful. This seems, well, fairly obvious (unless you live with a knitter or crocheter, and then you know that it also includes a lot of cursing and ripping out. But set that part aside). Of course knitting and crocheting are peaceful activities. But in her memoir Zen and the Art of Knitting, Bernadette dives more deeply into the questions of why and how.

 

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