Monthly Archives: July 2015

Quilt-Inspired Knitting

As the granny square blanket I crocheted for Granddaughter F caused havoc in my right wrist, I waffled between weaving or knitting an afghan for Grandson O.  I settled on knitting and started looking for ideas.  I found them in … Continue reading

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Smarter Socks

When Thor and I left San Francisco, we settled in an area where the winter climes were much colder.  We needed wool socks! From time to time in the SF Bay Area I wore wool socks, but not often.  Thus, … Continue reading

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Yarn Recalls

Not infrequently we are advised of recalls of pharmaceuticals, meats, eggs, processed foods and even raw vegetables.  But yarn? Many of you probably heard that early this month, Trendsetter announced its recall of  Lotus Yarns Mimi.  Trendsetter imported Mimi from … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Silk in the Works

On June 12, 2015, needle & spindle shared an excellent post exploring the question of what is a “local” yarn.  Extremely thought provoking, it paints in clear relief the impact of globalization on local fiber economies.  It also, I think, … Continue reading

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