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Showing posts from March, 2020

Behind The Stitches: Sarah Neubert

S elfishly, I have several interviews that I have not had the opportunity to publish on the site. These haven't been published for one reason or another, the timing wasn't right, my schedule was too crazy to transcribe it, or simply and most honestly I wanted to keep them to myself. Sometimes an interview changes me and I'm not ready to talk about what I've learned from it with the rest of the class. But in the time of quarantine, I thought it would be good to revisit those interviews, finally, share them with all of you, and also test out this new interview style. Let me know in the comments below if you prefer to just read the transcript and maybe when things go back to normal so will these posts. Up first is an in incredible weaver named Sarah Neubert. I'm going to break down our conversation into four essential parts in hopes that you'll walk away with as great of an appreciation for her and her work as I did. Social Media & The Mutual Reciprocity O

Yarn & The City: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

S o I've wanted to share this for a while, but I'm anxious that this is going to be taken out of context. I in no way want to minimize what is happening in the world and I'm not narcissistic enough to believe that what I'm about to say isn't problematic and privileged in a big way. Hopefully, you all know my heart by now and know where I'm coming from with this.  I am an  extroverted introvert.  It was a term that I first heard a few years ago and the second I heard it I was like "yep, that's me!". An extroverted introvert also known as a social introvert is often confused with being an extrovert. But for me being in highly social situations drains my tank. For example, after VKL NYC this year it took me about a month before I felt like myself again. Being in social situations takes a lot out of me but while I'm in those social situations I can come across as a more extroverted personality, particularly when I notice others in the group mig

Hybrid Belt Bag And The Cult of Namaste

N amaste bags   are the affordable Birkin Bag of the maker community. I first heard of them a little over a year ago when I noticed a knitter carrying the backpack at one of my knitflix nights. My eyes widened when I realized that it was a bag specifically designed for makers. Since then my obsession has only deepened as more new styles get released. BUT with that said for me I don't care how popular an item is. If it isn't a good product, in my opinion, you won't hear about it on this blog. It doesn't make sense for me to recommend something that doesn't work. This is the story of how I joined the cult of Namaste. (I do want to add a note that all of these pictures and most of this post were taken and written before the craziness that is the world right now.)

The Knitwear of Mad Men

I believe that Mad Men is the perfect show. I recently confessed to having never watched an embarrassing number of extremely popular tv shows and movies. The OC and Barry... never done it. Love Island Australia and all of Bravo... I've watched every episode. But this is mainly because when I decide to emotionally invest in an actual show I want to be sure that I'm going to love it. I've watched Charmed all the way through at least three times and the same can be said about my favorite show of all time... Mad Men. I had to do a quick search on *B*CH before I started writing this because it seemed impossible that I haven't already done this post. In fact, I don't think I ever hosted a Mad Men knitflix night which also seems impossible. But today I right that wrong and break down the knitwear of my favorite Mad Men characters and show you how you can make them yourself.  Try to guess the moment when I discovered Lisa Richardson's patterns for the first time

Grading In The Curve

Pattern By: Alexis Winslow A s some of us cope with recent events by grabbing our crafts and rocking back and forth in the corner others have decided to take a much more productive approach to the lock-in. For the last few days, I've been in group A. Knitting away on a security blanket and obsessively checking twitter. But being in group A is no longer working for me. I need to do more to keep myself sane. So I'm going to try harder to be in group B from now on.