What to Watch?

We knitters typically like to multi-task: listening to audiobooks, watching Netflix marathons, crafting our way through (boring) meetings, even reading books while knitting (this, it seems, is a special feat); basically, you name it, we can do it *while* knitting.

So, today, a few videos and audios of interest about knitting and fiber.

First, a lovely NPR story about knitting traditions in Scotland:

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Second, a quick and fun little *commercial*–yep you heard me right–about the warmth of natural bass, as demonstrated with some stop-motion knitting action. Love this one!


Third, and if you’re in it for a long-haul through fields and fields of stockinette, you might enjoy this history of (guerrilla) knitting, which is terrific! You can listen or watch, really, but her slides are terrific. It’s not too academic, I promise. It’s almost like a TED talk for lovers of knitting and culture:


Last, but not least–particularly for the designers out there, a video tutorial for the latest design software. This one makes me believe that we can all produce lots of PDF designs . .  . but it leaves me thinking about the need to swatch, think about color, and have some knitting skills when approaching the technological-side of things. I’ll admit that this one if a bit more boring than the rest . . . but, it’s a terrific tutorial of some new software and some of you designers might be interested 🙂



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3 Responses to What to Watch?

  1. BeeJeweled says:

    That commercial was amazing! Makes me wonder how long that took to film and edit.


  2. Alina says:

    Thank you for sharing! You are right, we are knitters are always in search of something to watch. This way projects juts fly off the needles/crochet hooks!


  3. such great video links! I remember the natural gas one, it realyl doe slook cozy!


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