I've been learning nålbinding. (Other spellings are available.) Not familiar with the technique? You're not alone. It's what people did at 'Stitch-And-Bitch' nights thousands of years ago, before they got round to inventing knitting and crochet. (And it's still practiced today in some regions, in addition to enjoying a revival amongst historical re-enactment folk.) But I'll save the history and possibilities of nålbinding for another post. It's been a while since I learned a new Continue Reading
The Best Knitting Blogs (IMHO)
The best knitting blogs out there are marvels of inspiration and wit.* Ditto the best crochet blogs of course, but today’s post is unashamedly needle-biased. So whilst we sit here stitching beside the fire, I hope you don’t mind if I show you a few sites that you may or may not have seen before. If you’re a hooker and not a needler, do stick around because regardless of which side of the yarn fence you pitch your tent, there are some mightily inspiring knitting-related words and pictures out Continue Reading
When A Knit-Lover Goes Shopping
Want to see something that's both gorgeous and knitting-related? This isn't usually a blog about buying-all-the-things, but occasionally my typing finger hovers a little too persistently over the "Add to cart" button. And on this occasion I succumbed to temptation. Sorry-not-sorry. Would you like to see the contents of the little parcel that fearlessly flew the Atlantic and plopped through my letterbox the other day? Loook! (This isn't a sponsored post - I paid full price, I have no connection Continue Reading
It’s The Arne And Carlos Giveaway!
Righty-ho, peoples, it's giveaway time. Lemme hear ya say, "Oh really? How delightfully intriguing." So. (At this point TheTwistedYarn sneezes, sits down, clears her throat, and attempts to adopt her best, most official voice. Unfortunately the voice comes out sounding more than a little squeaky. Ah well, no matter.) Those of you who've been following the 'Yarn for a while *waves and thanks you enthusiastically* will know that this blog won the Deramores Award recently, which entailed Continue Reading