For obvious reasons, I love the content in their eco issues but this one especially, means a lot to me. Here are a few reasons why:
First and foremost, this is the last issue with my dear friend Adina as the editor. As always is the case with her work (and the rest of the K.1 team), the styling, content, and design influence is all goy-geous! So, even though this is technically “the Green Issue”, from this moment forward I’ll be referring to it as the “Adina Klein Commemorative Issue.” 😉
Secondly, I REALLY appreciate her sporting a sweet cardigan, made out of her namesake color in VHC Craft yarn. You can find the pattern on their website here and the yarn to make it with is available now on the SWTC site (you can also reach them through the yarn pages on my site).
Lastly, but not leastly, my lovely friend Adrienne is the feature of this edition of the celeb knitting column which ended up planting the seeds for our upcoming joint-venture: Eco-Stitch (working title), an environmentally conscious knitting & crochet book! More on this, later.
Check out the article for Adrienne’s insight on earth-friendly fibers, her knitting history, her new sustainable living shop (also featured in the April issue of Lucky Magazine–the one with Hilary Duff b tge cover) and pictures shot especially for us by her photographer sister, Natalie Redpath.
Alright, I’m off to get a Skype phone so I can finally do the new CRL podcast interviews…and a new pair of Spanx (because frankly, I’ve worn my other pairs out) for the Austin Craft Mafia Southern Living Magazine shoot tomorrow!
I am devastated by the loss of @hillcountryweavers founder, Susanne Middlebrooks.
I wrote a longer tribute to her on my blog and Facebook (links in bio). In short, though, she had been sick for a long time but had been a master at not letting the illness get in the way of her living. So, it was often unimaginable that she wouldn't be with us for longer. Last June during an industry convention in Chicago when Susanne came over to the bar booth I was sitting at and plopped herself next to me to chat, I had no idea that it would be the last time I'd get to see her. I'm so thankful though, that when we parted ways to go back to our respective meetings, it was with a hug. Rest in purls, my friend....
When I came across this Knitting Needle Patent greeting card by @patentpress , I couldn’t resist selecting it as one of the items for the YarnYAY! September box! (Link in @vickiehowell bio or got to YarnYAY.com)
What looks like part circular knitting needle, part Tunisian crochet hook is illustrated as the patent drawing for flexible knitting needles. This greeting card memorializes the creation of tools that we stitchers can now, not do without!...
Nineteen years into this knitting career, it’s crazy-pants that I’ve never had Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet kits before. So, I finally made it happen. If you know someone, or ARE someone that wants to learn — while also making something wearable— check out our new hats and scarves kits in the YarnYAY! Shop!