Category Archives: history

Episode 57: Yarn + New Farm

Hello lovelies! We’ve made the move to our new farm! I’m so excited to share a walk-about with you along with an heirloom FO from my great grandmother, a WIP from LB Handknits, a quick book review, and a giveaway … Continue reading

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My Great-Grandmother’s Crochet

Found among my treasures this weekend was a small roll of tissue paper containing my great-grandmother’s crocheted doilies. I gingerly unrolled the lot and found them to be in excellent condition–a testament to her and certainly not to my storage … Continue reading

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Review: The Book of Haps

It’s here. It’s here! At long last, Kate Davies and Jen Arnall-Culliford’s The Book of Haps This project, like her last, Yokes, is an excellent amalgam of informative essays and patterns. You can read my review of Yokes here. As Davies … Continue reading

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Hap Hap Happening!

If you are not on the Kate Davies email newsletter list . . . now is your moment. Her new project, The Book of Haps, is coming! Pre-orders begin Thursday, May 19th! I’ll admit that Kate Davies’ books are a particular … Continue reading

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Lap Waste: A Definition

After posting this Tuesday’s Spring Single, I got to thinking . . . what is “lap waste” anyway? And is it different from “mill ends”? I was sold “mill ends” and “lap waste” from different sources and they pretty much … Continue reading

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Spinning Bees

I’ve been doing some research for my new book project and I came across the strangest reference to Spinning Bees. And I found it in a book about the history of sleep, darkness, and nighttime. Roger Ekrich’s book, At Day’s Close, … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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