Retreat, Mind the Loot

The goal of this retreat is for people who are working on self publishing knitting books to get together and help each other.  Well no, it's a bit broader than that.  We've got a few things that aren't exactly books, and a few things that aren't exactly knitting.  But the gist of it is 'fiber' and 'stuff that until recently was done only by big publishers (or maybe not even done at all) but is now being done by individuals.'  The technology is changing so fast that trying to pin it down more precisely than that gets tricky.  If you [...]

February 22, 2013|

Book Yarn, Part I

Alrighty.  A few folks have asked if I'm going to tell you which yarns I'm using in Book the Second.  I wasn't all that sure that folks liked that last time, but since you asked so nicely, I can totally be persuaded.  Even more on target, the book and the rest of my life are oh-so-rudely cutting into my knitting time (and thus limiting my blog fodder), and this gives me something to say.  So, without further ado, and with the help of our noble friend Percival, let's get to the yarn. On the left is Blue Moon Fiber Arts [...]

June 15, 2011|

Book Yarn, Part II

Lovely as the Schaefer yarn is, 2 skeins do not a book make.  Don't worry though, there is rather a lot more.  The second yarn to arrive was Blue Moon Fiber Arts' Mediumweight in the color In the Navy. As with the Schaefer, this is not the first time I've worked with Blue Moon.  I've used it for two pairs of socks before I started designing and two pairs since.  Ensnared, one of my first designs, was made with it as was Scatterling, one of my most recent. This is another of those yarns that is just slightly on the [...]

June 2, 2010|
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