So there is the new and delightful Adventures of Feminist Dad. And there is the very first exchange of comments on that strip. And this is me sighing.
Category: Seen in the wild
Interruptibility, or “what exactly are you moms so busy doing?”
This. (Via the always exactly right Blue Milk.) You are busy being interrupted. You are busy responding. It’s not that you’re not doing anything, it’s that you aren’t getting anything done. And it’s hard. It’s really hard. Which is one reason the blog continues so neglected, incidentally. As it happens, WordPress saw fit to throw… Continue reading Interruptibility, or “what exactly are you moms so busy doing?”
“Hell of handicrafts”? Really? I mean… really?
Oh, Alex. You've gone and gotten the knitters' backs up now. Again. So here we are, looking like a bunch of humourless harridans for taking offence at such a lighthearted piece; and fair enough, joke's a joke. It's a funny article. Really it is. I laughed, especially at your 10 rules. But it also made… Continue reading “Hell of handicrafts”? Really? I mean… really?
Speaking of knitting and crochet, together at last - observe! A fabulous new online magazine, Tangled, that deals with both equally. And by equally, they really seem to mean equally. Observe! A funky skirt in two versions - one knit, one crochet. I do rather like it. I'm not saying I'd actually wear it (I… Continue reading Tangled!
Little hats, big hearts
It's Innocent's Big Knit time again! And you know what that means. (Shh... it means autumn is in the offing, but we don't want to think about that yet.) It means we need to get out our needles and start knitting tiny, tiny little hats, the better to blanket the smoothies of Britain (and, not… Continue reading Little hats, big hearts
Put your charity hat on…
...and, er, knit a hat for charity! This is a rather fun idea (well, I would say that; it pushes the same imaginative buttons as my Storytellers campaign did): design a hat for the celebrity of your choice. It's all in support of Mencap, as part of The Knitter's big charity campaign, so besides the… Continue reading Put your charity hat on…
I’m just a social knitter
Stumbled on via Ravelry, this fabulous site: Knitters Anonymous. It doesn't sound familiar at all. Nuh uh. (But these pencils would be great for stowing in the Emergency Survival Bag, dontcha think?) PS I know! Two posts in a row. It's almost like I'm a real blogger. Don't get used to it, it won't last.
Help designers to write patterns that actually fit!
Now here's a great project, and one that we can all benefit from. Talented designer Ashley Knowlton of Wonk Knits) has decided to do something about the gaps in standard sizing charts - everything from underbust circumference (for a perfect empire waist) to instep, and of course much more. She's gathering the data and will… Continue reading Help designers to write patterns that actually fit!
I love, love, love these patterns from Dangercrafts. I mean. Penelope the Empathetic Monster! And a mommy and baby monster family! And a monster with removable socks! (Rebecca also has one of the nicest copyright statements around. I heart her.) In a similar vein, I recently bought this book. With Cthulhu! And zombies! A person… Continue reading Ludicrously awesome
We all know that knitters are good people. And that knitting is a wonderful way to show love and compassion for others. And that knitting brings us together, and that knitters together sometimes do quite wonderful things. This is one of those things. The Knitter magazine has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity of… Continue reading Comfort knitting