Incredibly, a few weeks ago this blog eclipsed the five thousand followers mark. I am so incredibly happy, and humbled, that you are all here!
I can’t do a giveaway to mark the occasion because I gave away all my extra yarn a few months ago on this blog’s first anniversary. ;) But in lieu of a…
Adaptive Survival Clothing
Textile project by Jacqueline Nanne makes woollen fabric adaptable to different temperatures (thanks to sensitive memory wire) - video embedded below:Using the great temperature and moisture regulation properties of wool and our own body as inspiration, fabrics were desiged that adapt to the temperature of the human body and the environment. The focus lies on the context of survival, as clothing plays a big role in staying alive in the wilderness. When on survival, one often adds or removes layers of clothing to keep a comfortable temperature. This design is intended to decrease the number of times one has to stop to change clothing, and keep comfortable when for instance taking a break or when ascending a mountain.
That’s what I would call sexy knitting dance :D
Made a visual to go along with my blog post about how to price handmade goodies at http://www.stringtoathing.com/reference/how-to-price-handmade-goodies/
Pdf for the flow is also available there.
(Posting from my phone and I don’t know how to imbed that link 😜)
Cute crochet! from Ice Box Crochet
I’m a vodka cranberry, a Guinness, two Bailey’s Irish creams, and two vodka sodas in and I’m ready to be sad.
10 days in Ireland and I have purchased no yarn. I have one day left and not a skein to my name. Many of the yarn shops are limited or closed because it it summer and I am super sad. My husband has been my advocate, dragging me through Killarney, Kenmare, Blarney, and Dingle from shop after shop to find me a skein of yarn I liked. He is without a doubt my prince charming.
On a plus side, my dress is coming along nicely with all the time I have had to work on it over my holiday. I’m working on the slip/petticoat to go under it at the same time as the dress is being knit. Pictures to come.
On a different plus side, I have made friends with a lovely alpaca named Eddy. He is super photogenic and loves to be hand fed white bread. He is my spirit animal and I am lucky enough to have made acquaintance with his owner. He is to be shaved in the coming months and I hope to one day be in possession of his lovely soft alpaca wool to knit it into something awesome.
Help. No foreign yarns for me.