Tweet Knit One, Purl a Prayer is a delightful read that that I highly recommend for anyone who wants to explore their knitting or craft just a bit more and take it to a deeper level.
Useful and handy knitting resources such as sites, and links.
Tweet Continuing our series on animal fiber yarns, we’re exploring the next few fibers on the original list; angora, beaver, buffalo, bison and cashmere (ah….the glorious cashmere). Angora Properties You are more than likely already familiar with angora as it is a very popular yarn primarily due to it’s soft and fluffy quality. Angora yarn […]
Tweet As many of you are aware, I’ve recently had a couple of alpaca meeting opportunities that raised my curiosity about the business of alpaca farming. I’ve heard (off and on) for years that the alpaca business is a gold mine but didn’t know why so I decided to poke around a bit and connected […]
Tweet In honor of Earth Day, I’m continuing my fiber series by covering a few of the more eco-friendly ‘yarns’ available for you to choose from to help you recycle, reuse, and reduce. The topic is worthy of it’s own discussion since eco-friendly yarns span the animal, plant and bio-synthetic categories. Recycled yarns Several yarns […]
Tweet A couple of weeks ago the Wall Street Journal reported that truckers are taking up stitching to pass idle time. Yes, really, men do knit. It was in fact, very likely men who invented the craft to begin with. The craft originated in the middle east and was spread throughout the world by the […]
Tweet Milk yarn…(Picking up where I left off in Part 1 of this article) is likely to be or become one of the highly sought after yarns. Milk yarn Fitting in with the bio-synthetics, milk yarn is made by dehydrating and skimming the milk, then extracting the proteins. The proteins can then be liquidized and […]
Tweet I’ve been looking around for some really great knitting sites to list for my readers. If you have a favorite (or 2 or 3) send them along and we’ll get them posted for all to enjoy.