So you know I’ve been knitting, but I don’t have much to share in the way of photos. The best I can come up with is today’s car knitting. The weather was rainy and surprisingly cold for May.
But the stripey blanket did me right. It kept me entertained AND cozy!
To distract you from the lack of exciting knitting photos, how about some baby goats? We got to see these precious angels last weekend at our friend Marcia’s. It was heaven.
These are angora goats. Their fiber will make to-die-for roving and yarn when it’s blended with a bit of wool.
Blackberry here is the mother of the little black baby and his brother. Twins!!
In the spirit of further distraction from the lack of knitting excitement, I’ve been meaning to share some interesting fiber related links with you. Here’s some good stuff I’ve stumbled across online recently.
- No Wool, No Vikings This is a fascinating article about a high school program in Norway where the students spend nine months learning what it might have been like to be a Viking. The fun part for us fiber people is that it involved LOTS of wool. In particular, the Viking ships used woolen sails. To outfit one boat required a thousand sheep or more! And the amount of fiber work involved was insane: “Building a boat might take two skilled boatbuilders a couple of weeks . . . but creating its sail would take two skilled women a year.” Crazy! (Thanks to Dorothea, dear friend and captain of my awesome Tour de Fleece team, for turning me on to this article!)
- The mystery of knitting . . . remains a mystery Just hilarious.
- Yoga for Knitters and Crocheters Did you know Lion Brand Yarn has a whole playlist on YouTube focused on yoga for knitters and crocheters?
- Why Farmers and Knitters are Fixated on Icelandic Sheep Are you sensing a theme? I think this might be another of Dorothea’s recommendations. Love me some lopi.
- Stitch by stitch, a brief history of knitting and activism Pretty much like it sounds with some cool pics.
That’s what I’ve got for today . . . except for this sweet picture of Frankie sleeping.
What kind of knitting goodness is going on in your neck of the woods?