Hola, knitters! Just checking in to say a quick hello and share a little knit love.
If you’re looking for an interesting read, I highly recommend this post over at kariebookish.net. Karie’s blog is new to me. I’m not even sure how I ended up there, but it looks like it’s absolutely full of interesting knitterly things. The most recent post talks about Karie’s experience at the In the Loop 4 conference and includes information about a number of the presenters and the topics they explored. I wasn’t familiar with In the Loop, but Karie describes it as, “an academic conference about knitting and crochet.” Who knew? It sounds fabulous!
One of Karie’s many awesome links took me to the Skein Blog and this post about Japanese knitting books. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it here, but Japanese knitting books make me weak in the knees. Skein’s 10 reasons why these things quickly become an obsession are right on.
Meanwhile, on the homefront . . .
Isn’t this an awesome sticker? It was on a package from The Yarn Attic that came in the mail today. It’s the first time I’ve ordered from them, and I like their little sheepy so much I want to order from them again just to have her turn up in my mailbox.
This is what was on the inside:
It’s Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in “Argyle.” For Gramps. Finally! I’ve been intending to knit a Gramps cardigan for ever and ever and ever.
I’m on the button band of Calligraphy, so I might even get to cast on for Gramps this weekend.
On a completely unrelated note, look at our bees!
Our friend J, the bee whisperer, came by last week and was worried the bees weren’t finding enough food to put up a good supply of honey to get them through the winter. He advised us to start giving them sugar water. We’ve been setting a tray of it out for them once a day, and this is what happens from the time we put it out until it’s bone dry. Crazy, huh?