Submit to Yarnival!

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
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Yarnival!We’ve got another Yarnival coming up. Whether you’re new or old to the bloggosphere and want to get a little exposure or share your favourite blog post with the world, sent a link (to a specific post) to this month’s editor, Kelle!

Yarnival, Reanimated

Monday, November 24th, 2008
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Carnival!I am reanimating Yarnival! If you don’t remember what that is, it’s a Blog Carnival for fiber lovers. Here’s a quick intro:

Blog Carnivals typically collect together links pointing to blog articles on a particular topic. A Blog Carnival is like a magazine, in that it has a title, a topic, editors, contributors, and an audience. Blog Carnivals are much less formal than regular online magazines, though, and anyone can submit to them. Essentially, every month you submit the post you think represents your best work on your blog (be it a really cool FO or an explanation of a technique you learned, or even just a post complaining about how noisy your dogs are), and the best are selected for publication.

Here is a list of all past Yarnival!s. If you’d like to submit, submit your article here. The next Yarnival! will be at Knits and Giggles. If you’d like to be an editor for an upcoming edition, email me!

Yarnival Needs Editors!

Monday, September 8th, 2008
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Perry White, Editor, Daily PlanetRemember Yarnival?

I decided to put it on hiatus over the summer, partly because there is usually a lull in knit blogging at that time and partly because school work got in the way. Now I am getting back into it!

So send me an email or leave a comment on this post if you’d like to be an editor this year. If you’d like to submit a post of your own, you can submit your post here.

This is a great way for both big and little guys to promote their blogs! Let’s get out of our blog bubbles once again and share our passions for fibre.

Do you want to be the next Perry White of fibre newspapering? This could be you!

A Very Parental Edition of Yarnival!

Sunday, May 18th, 2008
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Howdy, folks! I decided to have a go at editing Yarnival again. It’s been a while! But it was fun. Thanks so much to all those folks who submitted their blog posts. This one has a parental theme, in honour of Mother’s Day. The feature article is Dr. G’s Memory Vest at Through the Loops. Dr. G’s memory is being ruthlessly robbed of him by Alzheimer’s. By leaving a donation, you are supporting The Fisher Center (an Alzheimer’s research center) and being given an absolutely beautiful sweater pattern. Give what you can.

The second feature is from the chemgrrl chronicles. Not necessarily about parenting, but I love science like a motherblather. Which is close. Check out the chemistry behind wool and blocking.

Yigal Azrouel Fall 2008

A Friend to Knit With has a post about a handknitted dress knitted by dear old Mom.

Grab a pattern for a Winged Mom Heart Tattoo at anny purls.

Here’s a touching story about a blanket and parental memories at Yarn~Knit~Read~Lit.

Strands Of Me has a pattern from a mom to a daughter.

Armour Mittens

Kathryn embellished a pair of Fiber Trend clogs to look like Lady Bugs!

Princess Pea is experimenting with minfulness, and is knitting positive emotions into every stitch of her comfort blanket knitted mindfully.

Fricknits wants you to know that Cowl is the new scarf.

med pinner has a beautiful pair of Latvian Mittens on display.

If you’d like to knit like a Scandinavian, try some Two-End Knitting at Pipe Dreams and Purling Plans.

Or you can try some Pansies at mind of winter!

Emma 3

That’s it for this month! Submit your blog post to the next edition of Yarnival! using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the Yarnival! index page or in the archives. For more information about Yarnival!, visit my writeup on the subject. If you want to edit an issue, send me an email! I’m in need of editors right now (which explains why I edited this one), so if you have the time I’d love to hear from you!

Yarnival! Archives

Thursday, August 9th, 2007
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Someone emailed me asking for a list of Yarnival “back issues,” so I threw together this list. I’ve been trying to link to issues whenever they come out, but I’ve been really busy this last year so I didn’t manage to do it sometimes. Hopefully it’ll be a little better from now on. At the very least, I’ll try to keep this list up to date.

Issue 18, February 15th, 2008: Miss T’s Mystery House of Yarn & Horrors

Issue 17, January 15th, 2008: Confessions of a Misplaced Southern Belle

Issue 16, December 15th, 2007: Fleegle’s Blog

Issue 15, November 15th, 2007: Wry Punster

Issue 14, October 15th, 2007: Stitch ‘n Sue

Issue 13, September 15th, 2007: kelp! knits

Issue 12, August 15th, 2007: january one

Issue 11, July 15th, 2007: Knitting Without Needles

Issue 10, June 15th, 2007: Fiber Fool

Issue 9, May 15th, 2007: Fiber Dreams

Issue 8, April 14th, 2007: mega(k)nits

Issue 7, March 15th, 2007: NotScarlett

Issue 6, February 15th, 2007: The Purloined Letter

Issue 5, January 15th, 2007: Carole Knits

Issue 4, December 17th, 2006: Fricknits

Issue 3, November 15th, 2006: january one

Issue 2, October 2nd, 2006: Needle Exchange

Issue 1, September 5th, 2006: Needle Exchange

UPDATE, 1:24 pm: I finished Harry Potter 7! Now I can do all sorts of searches on Harry Potter things, because I no longer have to worry about spoilers! Ooh, also, I’m having some non-people-related, administrative emergencies, so I won’t be able to blog for a few days. Hope you folks understand. When I get back, I have some pictures of a finished sweater front that I have decided not to rip. Hopefully my calculations will fly!

I’m back!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
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I’m back from the Sault*! I’ve got a more lengthy post planned for tomorrow but I just wanted to leave a quick note to confirm my escape from any possible camping-related peril that fate had in store for me, and also to mention that I’m looking for editors for September’s Yarnival and beyond. Cara will be putting out the issue on August 15th, so I’m hoping to get someone sorted out by then so I’m not suddenly showered with submissions that I’d have to forward on.

Let me know if you’d like to edit an issue and I’ll set you up!

* We had a 12-hour drive back yesterday that left me completely exhausted and also completely tired of knitting the sweater I started. Now I’m not sure if I should rip back those 12 hours of progress, but more on that sordid tale later.

Yarnival is up!

Monday, May 21st, 2007
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Yarnival! is up at Fiber Dreams. Now I finally have time to read Yarnival without feeling guilty about my thesis!

Thinkin’ ’bout Yarnival! (and other things)

Saturday, January 27th, 2007
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Mostly MittensY’know that book various bloggers have been talkin’ ’bout that’s hard to find and really expensive to order? Guess what I’m looking at right now! Oh yeah baby, those two previous sentences describe the very same delicious book of mitten patterns. Mostly Mittens by Charlene Schurch. Boom shakalaka.

Remember when I couldn’t find my camera a few days ago? I’ve been doing lots of knitting (version 2.0 of my Dad’s Rule 30 scarf and a few cute hats), but now my camera’s batteries have run out and I can’t find my charger. I will find it again! Hopefully. For now, you’ll have to settle for pictures of Pokemon.

I’ve been thinking about how to make Yarnival! easier to navigate, and I have decided two things:

  1. I’ll be keeping a master list (not available yet) of every Yarnival issue on this blog. It’ll appear on the sidebar somewhere; I’ll figure out where to put it later.
  2. The next issue and all forthcoming issues will include a rule (nay, strongly suggested guideline) that if your post is accepted into an issue, you must either a) post a link to the carnival issue in question or b) repost the carnival links in their entirety (by that I mean the entire body of the current issue). I like the second because the reposting means there’s one less click between the reader of a blog and the carnival articles, but some editors may not like this option because it distributes their content and no longer drives traffic to their site. I like the first option better.

Anyone have any opinions?

Subscribe to the Yarnival! RSS Feed

Saturday, November 25th, 2006
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A bunch of folks have emailed me or commented about the fact that it’s hard to figure out where Yarnival is being published each month. Fortunately, the back end of Yarnival! is all managed through one central location, meaning:

  • There’s a central feed! Simply subscribe to the feed to be reminded whenever a new issue comes out. (Bloglines users, you can subscribe easily by clicking here! Neat!)
  • Submissions are never lost; if you submit an article past the deadline, instead of getting lost with last month’s editor it’s sent to the next editor automatically for consideration in the next issue.
  • There’s a central place for you to submit and view upcoming and past issues, as well as a place to email the manager (moi) about being a future editor.

Because not everyone has a feed reader, I’m considering adding a little email list to keep people up to date on upcoming issues. Would anyone be interested in this? Let me know in the comments what you’d like to see!

YARN. I. VAL!

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
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Yes dears, Yarnival. Yarnival! The dear Julie at Fricknits (thank you thank you thank you :) ) is editing the next issue, and she wants your submissions! Submit your favourite post from the month of November at this link right here. That’s a good knitter.

UPDATE, 2:34PM: Issue 3 is finally out! But you knew that already, because Cara is the queen of the knitblogosphere. No no, I’m not jealous.