Category: Books, Sites, Mags

Vintage Knitting: 170 Years of Patterns for Downloading

The University of Southhampton has put nearly 300 books from its Knitting Reference Library online! The Knitting Reference Library (KRL) includes the published works collected by Montse Stanley, Richard Rutt and Jane Waller. These comprise books, exhibition catalogues, knitting patterns, journals and magazines. The material dates from 1840 to 2012. I’m already in love with…

New “Principles of Knitting” in November

Well, I'll be… something. The rumors of years have finally given way to truth.  A new version of "The Principles of Knitting" — for years, one of the most thorough knitting reference books out there — will be published in November.  (Just in time for Xmas!  Coincidence?  I think not.) According to Amazon, A treasured…

What (Else) Can You Do on Ravelry?

This week, Ravelry posted a message that they had the ONE MILLIONTH person join the website.  Wowsers!  Hooray!  Congrats Ravelry! Just in case you have been under a rock or something for a couple of years, and you haven’t heard of it — Ravelry is a unique free website for fiber lovers that was started…

Knitting Jargon on the Interwebs

Yesterday at the LYS, I took part in a discussion about SABLE. What, you never heard of SABLE?  You might even be a member of SABLE! SABLE stands for "Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy".  A person becomes a member of this group when she owns more yarn than she can reasonably expect to knit in…

A Little Knit Music

Hey, I'm back from a week's vacation — didja miss me? Part of the trip was spent in Washington, DC, where I found this on the building of the Department of Agriculture:  closest thing to a sheep I saw the whole time we were there! I did get one UFO finished during the trip, but…