Sunday, September 13th, 2009
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Rogues of Wool!

Thursday, March 5th, 2009
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This shirt is effin’ wicked.

Rogues of Wool T-Shirt

I also completely adore this one! Cute + Cookies + Science!

Cogito Ergo Nom Shirt

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Increase your Knitting Size

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
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Increase Your Knitting Speed

Has anyone else gotten this email? Does anyone else feel like this is pretty much a Viagra commercial? Am I going to have to buy herbal supplements now, or is it enough to use a knitting pump?

(OK, so I just watched the video, and holy F! That is Michael Schumacher knitting. Or, to be current, Lewis Hamilton knitting. Or, to be biased, Nick Heidfeld knitting.)

Mashed Aminals

Thursday, October 16th, 2008
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Road Kill Carpet

I always appreciate a crafter with dark humour, and this Road Kill Carpet fills the bill quite well.

Boo hoo, Wah wah

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008


Natalie Dee via Knit-Marie, via med pinner.

I think this is something that all of us can agree on. Knitting is not this mysterious fancy thing that only people with golden hands can do if they boil a cauldron of newt eyes and frog beaks. I don’t understand it when I read people saying “I’m afraid to try fair isle” or “cables are too hard.” So this comic makes me happy, in a sort of asshole-y way.

Creatives grow better in the South West

Friday, June 20th, 2008
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Via BB-Blog.

On the next Two and a Half Men…

Monday, April 7th, 2008
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Here is a big sheep for all you wonderful ladies and gents. Don’t say I never get you anything.

Sheep Hat

There are some things you want to emphasize, and some things you don’t

Monday, March 3rd, 2008
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Last year I came upon this post of a beautiful sweater and was struck by its tendency to accentuate a particular body part. My comment was: “I love how it screams: ‘LOOK AT MY BOOBS!’”

Well, now there are sweaters that specialize in the accentuation of other, less obvious areas of the female anatomy.

KnitPicks Mockneck Pullover

I am dubbing this “The Vagina Pullover.”

More runway gazing

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
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I believe all these guys are from the Fall runways of 2006 so they’re a little late, but better late than never (although that might not extend to all the travesties in this collection).

Aquascutum, Burberry Prorsum. These aren’t too bad, but kinda awful. A little too much tassle/cable, but not embarrassing.

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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
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Stephen ColbertI wanted to mention this before leaving for tropical climes, but I’m glad I waited until getting back! If any of you folks watch The Colbert Report (and you should do so every day unless he’s on vacation or it’s a weekend, and in that case you should watch some reruns), you’ll know that The Fair Colbert disturbed his wrist a short time ago and is encouraging awareness of the misunderstood body part. To this end, he’s started a campaign called WristSTRONG, with silicone bracelets to boot.

I thought this awareness campaign would be especially important among the knitting community, seeing as our hands and wrists are quite complicit in the creation of our various garments and novelty dong warmers (yes, that’s two wang references in two consecutive blog posts!).* Since I’ve been gone and back, you can now buy a bracelet! They are oh so stylish and I want one.


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