I have tons of tax-related paperwork to attend to…so of course, I’ve surfing the web instead.
Here are some of the cool knit-related stuff I came across, while visiting Procrastination Nation:
When Dave and I were in NYC last fall we happened upon a bar in the East Village. As we were sipping our libations and Ani DiFranco song came on over the sound system, at which point I complimented the bartender on her choice in music (I’m a sucker for punk-folk!). We ended up getting in a long conversation about the singer’s career, concerts we’d been to, etc. For some reason I’d fallen out of the Righteous Babe loop over the past few years and didn’t know that she’d had a baby. Six months later, I finally looked her up and OMG–look at little Petah Lucia’s mohair booties! *squeal* I must send some of the “Ani” color of Rockyarn to the record company so that whomever made her these beauties, can whip her up a little something in her mommy’s namesake yarn.
The other night at the knitting class I taught, I met a woman who spins the MOST AMAZING yarn! Along with traditional fibers like mohair and wool, she also incorporates sequins and other sparkly goodness. Venus Art handspun originals can be found on her Etsy page.
While you’re over at Etsy, check out Toggle’s ,envy-inducing Ramone’s crocheted record pillows. When you “want to be sedated”, these would be perfect to rest your weary head on. 😉 Get it? No? Ok, moving on. Oh, and since you’re there already, you might as well stop my Etsy shop, too! Okgoodthanksbye. (P.S. Toggle, you should totally be making these in VHC Rock yarn in coor: Joan ;))
If and when I ever get a studio with a large enough blank wall to accommodate this mural, I’m totally getting it. I know it’s pre-fab but seriously, it’s also kick-awesome! I found this on the Knit.1 blog but the Italian website it’s sold on (in customizable background and graphic colors!!) is here.
Lastly (for now), I checked in on one of my favorite designers, Stephanie Japel (Glampyre Knits), and saw that she had her baby. Big hugs and congratulations to the new mom, and wee babe in her strawberry chapeaux!
It's almost July and that means it's time to debut YarnYAY!’s Fall/Winter Designer in Residence - the amazing, vibrant, and talented, Toni Lipsey aka @tlyarncrafts ! We're big fans of her work in both the crochet and Tunisian crochet realms and couldn't be more thrilled to have her on the design team for the season.
✨This means that, as of our July box (on sale now) YarnYAY! subscribers will receive one of her patterns, designed especially for us! 🧶
Welcome Toni, we’re thrilled to have you as part of the team! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
The majority share of the knitting, crochet, and crafts industries, and the community that supports them, are women and non-binary folk with uteruses. After yesterday's devastating supreme court decision, essentially removing women's constitutional rights over our own bodies, need to support one another. We need to love each other enough to not give up. I see you. My heart is with you.
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to be on a Zoom action-meeting run by a major women's healthcare organization. We feel powerless, but one of the suggestions they gave for things we can do is to donate to grass-root organizations that focus on women's healthcare clinics.
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