Posts tagged with knitting.

April 22 201411·54 am29 notes

sweater-report:

A couple of weekends ago my friend A and I went to the ultimate exhibition for sweater enthusiasts: the Kunsthal’s display of "The sweaters of Loes". Loes is an elderly lady from Rotterdam who knitted over 500 sweaters in her life, mostly to her own design. Apparently she just cast on and patterned the sweater as she went along! This resulted in some really amazing color and pattern combinations. Definitely one of the most fascinating exhibitions I have ever been to!

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April 09 201411·31 am259 notes

dayanaknits:

Earth to Sky mitts // Pattern is Wristers by Lisa M. Barnes from Noro Magazine Fall 2012 // Yarn is Noro Shiraito // Painstakingly cut and pasted to match from ONE LONELY very expensive skein bought when drunk // Blog post // Ravelry project // Pinterest

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Benefits of yarn crafts for anxiety and depression

depressionresource:

This is one of those posts that comes most directly from my own experience. Obviously, nothing in-and-of-itself can cure depression, and I am not making that claim. However, I personally find knitting and crochet to be a good band-aid, for a few reasons:

  • It’s pretty easy to learn (I taught myself through Youtube) but there are always new things to learn, giving you an attainable challenge
  • Gives you something to feel accomplished about when you finish a project
  • Gives you something active and creative you can do on days when you still can’t get off the couch
  • Make yourself something cozy, like a huge blanket, to comfort yourself
  • Make someone else a gift to show your appreciation for them
  • Possible source of income that doesn’t have any set hours
  • To distract myself during panic attacks, I mentally go through the steps of a stitch in my head

—Jay

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April 03 201409·41 am1,647 notes

theprinceandthepurl:

mrsnitstitches:

My mother loves squirrels. Yes. Squirrels. So this knitting squirrel went to her and it took for-ev-er!!!!!

Pudgy squirrel knits.

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gingerrogerss:

Bette Davis with a friend on the set of The Bride Came C.O.D, 1941.
March 26 201409·23 am202 notes

gingerrogerss:

Bette Davis with a friend on the set of The Bride Came C.O.D, 1941.

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weekendknitter:

kniteverythingfiber:

Rav: Leftovers Cowl by Wendy Johnson
Description: 
“This is the perfect project to use up those many small odds and ends of sock yarn you have collected over the years. Or a perfect excuse for buying multiple mini-skeins of fingering weight yarn!
This project is designed as a cowl, starting with a provisional cast-on and knit in the round so you can graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches to make a perfect tube. You could also make a scarf, binding off each end separately.
The cowl takes 1300 yards in Color A and 1300 yards in Color B. The cowl shown used 650 grams of left over sock and fingering weight wool and wool blend yarn in many, many different colors. ”

I want to knit this. YUM!!
March 22 201402·04 pm408 notes

weekendknitter:

kniteverythingfiber:

Rav: Leftovers Cowl by Wendy Johnson

Description: 

This is the perfect project to use up those many small odds and ends of sock yarn you have collected over the years. Or a perfect excuse for buying multiple mini-skeins of fingering weight yarn!

This project is designed as a cowl, starting with a provisional cast-on and knit in the round so you can graft the beginning stitches to the end stitches to make a perfect tube. You could also make a scarf, binding off each end separately.

The cowl takes 1300 yards in Color A and 1300 yards in Color B. The cowl shown used 650 grams of left over sock and fingering weight wool and wool blend yarn in many, many different colors. ”

I want to knit this. YUM!!

March 06 201409·25 pm484 notes

whimsebox:

Vintage sweater on Etsy

(Source: irisnectar, via craftwitch)