Guilded Purls

Monday, July 10, 2006

Unusual knit items

I think this one definitely falls in that catagorey.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Quilt Block Swap Update!

So main update is that the deadline for the July Swap is June 25, stop by the site to sign up. And even more exciting than that the Quilt Block Swap that I am hosting was mentioned on Whip Up! Yeah! Go check that out too... Well it's really only a little one liner on the bottom of the post as a community craft board update... But I'm still pretty happy about it and since it's been up two more people have signed up! Woo!

On a knitting note: Thank you Andrea for pointing me to the Mason-Dixon Knitting book (I borrowed it and now it's at my house being thumbed through, just so you know). That book kicks some butt. I have been in a dish cloth making frenzy, it's so much fun... dish clothes? Fun? YES! hehe. It's such a great instant gratification project and everyone needs a dishcloth, so... I'm making them for everyone. I also am planning on making the seat cushion for my dining room chairs, so they will be nice to sit on now. On top of that, I made a general announcement on my blog that anyone who wishes to buy it for me can feel free to do so.... And someone actually did! So I may own my very own copy within the month! The generosity of others astounds me all the time.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Stitch and Pitch

Okay, this is fun: Stitch and Pitch.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

More Peculiar Knitted Objects

Here's the thing. Sometimes people who do yoga use a chair to help with postures. Knitters compulsively knit things. Knitting yoginis... well, this is what happens, I guess.

Friday, May 26, 2006

More Knit Stuff

Here's an interesting link. It parallels the more expensive software like Sweater Wizard, but it's free! This is a good thing. And it will help you to re-arrange your sweater pattern to help it to fit, you know, YOU. Go here: Knitting Fool.

There's a(nother) new knitting podcast, but this one is hilariously funny. Try Insubordiknit. You have to like the title, if nothing else ;) She's pretty irreverent, so brace yourself. But she's also quite funny. Enjoy.

And.... our group will meet Tuesday night at 7 at Borders Cafe in DeKalb. Alas, I will not be there, but you should be.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Cast-On podcast

A friend of mine, Jill Smith, a knitter and a fellow yogini, wrote and reads the essay on this week's Cast-On podcast. It's called Unforced Perspective, and it's really lovely. You can download the podcast through iTunes. You can read the show notes here: Cast-On. And you can check out Jill's blog here: Writing or Typing. It's not solely about knitting, but knitting figures fairly prominently in her posts.

large yarn things

Take a look here
for the large yarny sculptures seen at the MCA this weekend.

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Quilt Block Swap on Crafty Pod!

Well, how exciting! Sister Diane over at crafty pod gave the quilt block swap a great plug on her show today. You can check it out Crafty Pod episode #26