I (internet) met Sarah Dawn when she emailed me the following question: “I was wondering if you were only looking at interviewing fiber artists of colour, or if you were open to interviewing others from a diverse background as well. I don’t want to step on toes if you’re only looking for crafters of colour. […]
A very special holiday is upon us, May the Fourth, Star Wars Day. It’s also my wedding anniversary because my husband is a big Star Wars fan, I’m a converted fan, and also I really enjoy any excuse for a holiday and puns. Let’s celebrate with some quick Star Wars knitting and crochet projects!
I’m so excited that I have a guest post featured on the amazing Donna Druchunas’ Sheep to Shawl blog.
Donna is a legit-as-hell knitter, designer, and teacher! (That’s obviously a technical knitting term.) She has eleven knitting books published, including a sock book I really need to pick up. (I need all the sock knitting help I can get.) She even has a section of her blog devoted to Subversive Knitting. How cool is that?
So lately, I’ve had two favorite things to do: blogging and knitting. But because that wasn’t enough, I went and decided to better myself … by taking a web design class at night. Perhaps I was tempting the carpal tunnel gods. I purled and clicked and hunched with great delight. And then my wrists said: “You think […]
I met Carla on Ravelry and I was immediately excited by her blog, Tiny.Angry.Crafter. I used to call theater productions I produced and directed One Tiny Woman Productions, so I related immediately! Carla’s blog shows off her fabulous fashion sense and provides interesting insights into vintage knitting and sewing. Let’s get to know Carla better, shall we? […]
This post contains an affiliate link for Knit Picks. I love Jane the Virgin. When I saw Gina Rodriguez win that Golden Globe in 2015, I was elated! She was my next America Ferrera. (Don’t worry, America, I still love you and will watch everything you’re in. Ugly Betty FOREVER!) I love telenovelas, and since I […]
I’ve added a new “Ravelry Guide” to the menu of Knit’s All Folks! This resource will be helpful for anyone new to Ravelry. Ravelry has so much great and helpful information, it can be completely overwhelming to a novice. In fact, Ravelry was so overwhelming to me, I didn’t use it much for the first six months I […]
There are a lot of diverse fiber folk – despite that moment when people look at you like you’re in a zoo for doing something wacky, like knitting in public. Interweave Knits, a knitting magazine with generally fantastic and awesome patterns, recently included this quote on inclusiveness in the preview of their 2017 Spring magazine, the […]
I was recently on vacation in New York City, and my fabulous best friend, Demi, was wondering the city with me. She was kind enough to drop into a local yarn store with me and one thing led to another…suddenly she had needles and yarn in her hands. I was talking her through her first knit stitches, and she looked at me, eyes wide, and said these magical words- “I can see how this would be really addictive.” She said the next time we spend some time together she would like some more knitting lessons. She also asked that I recommend for her some beginners tools. To start, all you really need are needles and yarn.
On HBO’s Divorce, Sarah Jessica Parker wears a fabulous chunky knit hat in episode seven while attempting to vandalize her soon-to-be ex-husband’s house. Is this emotionally healthy? No. Does she look wonderful while seeking revenge? Yes. What does it take to successfully pull off one of these hats? Sufficiently cold weather in which no on […]