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Knit Luck Links April 11 2013

Every now and then I find a collection of great knitting links all at once so I share them as part of Knit Luck links.

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I'm sure you've heard the news that the Fox Corporation is doing a bang up job pissing off knitters this week by forcing them to stop producing anything related to the Jayne Hat. I agree with What the Craft that this is a copyright issue and that we all get pissy when other people take our copyright so we have to suck it up when the shoe's on the other foot. I'm just worried about when the BBC is coming to take all the Dr. Who stuff off Ravelry...

Thanks to Knitty I found out that Kaffe Fasset is having a giant retrospective in London. If you're not able to make the hop over the pond, check out Dreaming in Color, which is your Kaffe Fasset retrospective in book form. Here's to hoping that it will make an appearance in North America

Gifts for Knitting is gearing up for Mother's Day with some great gift recommendations for Mother's Day. It's my favorite way of telling my husband what I want to my birthday/Christmas/Mother's Day/special treat.

Learn more about the term Yardage Chicken from Sezza Knits, a game I seem to be playing a lot lately with both the Shakespeare Cardigan and the Dahlia Cardigan.

I am giving thanks to Project Stash for sharing the Merging Ripple Shawl. That's some badass Knitting if I've ever seen any thought I am so tempted to call it the Merging Nipple Shawl...

Knit Luck Links April 2013

Every now and then I find a collection of great knitting links all at once so I share them as part of Knit Luck links.

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It's Project Stash's bday - go give her some good birthday wishes

Knitting Sandwich knows how to knit a mean dishcloth.

Knitting at Craft Gossip has some excellent tips sweater knitting, putting some focus on the sleeves first.

Sarah Ronchetti at Sezza Knits is one of my favorite knitting designers. She does some amazing patterns for kids that I keep favoriting on Ravelry. The pattern above is from her. It's a kidraglan sweater called Alec. Read all about how this great pattern got its name.

Peacfully Knitting is a Rowan Ambassador and she has a good run down on what's in the new issue of the Rowan Magazine, which was enough for me to want to go out and find some cotton yarn to make a cardigan.

Knit Luck Links January 2013

2skp6_largeEvery now and then I come across knitting content that needs to be shared. Here are a few things that have piqued my knitting interest.

Dennis Marquez's new blog Unbound Knits is a new favorite of mine and it's a textbook example of how to start a knitting blog. Excellent design with beautiful photographs with a clear writing voice. It was a no-brainer to add him to my blog reader. I'm totally taking notes. He's a new designer and just the sneak peeks of his latest design have me smitten.

This came out a few months ago, but there's an article about Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam and her hand crocheted playgrounds in Japan.

Melissa Leapman's Knitting for the Perfect Fit is a must have book for every knitter. If you want to knit sweaters that fit and have an intimate understanding about how increases and decreases work then you must get this book. It will save you years of knitting frustration and you will end up with more sweaters that fit and a stronger sense of knitting design.

Slipped Stitch Studios's Dr Who Tardis Toile Project Bags. I'm not even the biggest Dr Who fan and I still think this clever pattern is a must have for a knitting bag.

What cool knitting things have you found lately? Let me know in the comments!

Knit Luck Links May 29th

 

Knit Luck Links are the awesome knitting blogs, etsy shops and yarns that I find in my internet surfing expeditions. I love finding cool knitting stuff from all over the world. Do you have awesome knitting stuff featured on your blog or website? Please contact us and you might be featured on Knit Luck Links.

 

I had some time to read some of my favorite blogs over the weekend. Here are some highlights:

Now, I'm not much of a quilter, but I squeed when I heard the news that Chiagu was working on Quiltfolio, a free online community for quilters. She's going to be a starting a kickstarter campaign soon so you can get in on the quilting action early. How I wish I was a better quilter, but it's just not something I'm very good at.

I like the Gemini top from this year's Knitty. It's great summer knitting.

Knitting Sandwich made a delightful french press cozy (see above), which I'm sorely tempted to copy.

Another piece of excellent summer knitting is Will Save Nine's Sansa's Summer. A lovely top that should take no time to knit, forget the fact that it's Game of Thrones themed.

I love this new pattern from Cascade, the Casablanca Scallop Cowl. Wonderful use of a gorgeous yarn.

Turns out I'm not the only one who dislikes acrylic interchangeable knitting needles.

What have you been reading on the Internet? Have you found some awesome knitting links you'd like to share. Tell me all about them in the comments.

Knit Luck Links 5.8.12

Knit Luck Links are the awesome knitting blogs, etsy shops and yarns that I find in my internet surfing expeditions. I love finding cool knitting stuff from all over the world. Do you have awesome knitting stuff featured on your blog or website? Please contact us and you might be featured on Knit Luck Links.

 

 

  • I found Falling Stitches during Eskimimi's Knit and Crochet Blog week and its' become one of my favorite blogs, even more because it's become a French/English bilingual blog. I can read knitting related content and improve my French? Winning!
  • Fresh Stitches is having a Kool Aid Dying Week where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about hand dying yarn with Kool Aid. This is some excellent knitting blog content right here.
  • One Loopy Knitter has become another blog favorite of mine, not only because of the awesome knitting content, but also because her blog is so well designed. I'm so envious of the beautiful logo and social media icons. Badass. Oh and the knitting patterns. Inspirational.
  • Pumpkin Sunrise pointed me in the direction of Twist and Twine yarns, because what I really need is more yarn.

What kind of crazy things do you like finding on the internet? Is there something I should be sharing on Knit Luck? Let me know in the comments! See all the other awesome knitting things I've found in past Knit Luck Links Posts.

Knit Luck Links 4.16.12

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Wollmeise picture from Knitting Sandwich

It's tax day. Nobody likes to think about their taxes, but hey at least they're supposed to be done by now and you can maybe think about spending your tax return on knitting stuff.

KnitLuck Links 11/11/11

stitchmarkerpotholderToday is 11/11/11, a.k.a. Spinal Tap Day. Apparently, we're meant to take this day to 11. It's a bit early here on the West Coast to be at "11". In honor of Spinal Tap, here's 11 knitting links full of awesome.

Over at Stitch Marker, you can knit a potholder which will be sold for chariety, the proceeds going to a literacy program for at-risk kids. See the photo, left.

Clara Parkes from Knitter's Review has her report from Knitter's Lab.

Signature Needle Arts has a fantastic page giving excellent advice on how to find gifts for knitters.

I just really like the Pie Bird Design Web Site.

I found another tweed to be obsessed about.

Vogue Knitting has a detailed account of their latest tour -this time around continental Europe.

You had me at meat tornado shirt. Totally 11.

Rose Kim Knits, What The Hell is This?

Knititnow: an interesting place to learn more about machine knitting.

Wendy reminds us what it's like to knit with denim (gah I have a sweater qty to knit myself)

Knitting at Craft Gossip has a cute Stegosaurus to knit for the dinosaur obsessed child in your life (or adult as the case may be)

 

Knit Luck Links - November 7th 2011

Here's what's new in knitting For Monday, November 7th 2011 and no more of those cold penguins, huh?

Joe Strummers daughter is a knitter. Not really news as much as she's published a craft book. Read all about it here.

Whipup has a lovely post about what it is to be a machine knitter. I've always been curious about these contraptions.

The Designer Studio has an interview with knitting designer Marnie Maclean.

Some of the unemployed are sticking to their knitting per the Wall Street Journal.

Purlbee has some felted oven mitts for you to make as a host gift for Thanksgiving.

Sadly, the Chicago area has seen a rash of local yarn shop closings.

Knit Luck Links - Knitting Links for a December Morning

I haven't been doing too many links posts these days, but there are a few things that have come up in my feedreader that need to be shared. So take a moment from your holiday shopping and check out these nifty links.

Go Knit In Your Hat has an interesting review of Warm Knits, Cool Gifts. It looks like something I want to find under the Christmas tree. Hint hint, nudge nudge, say no more.

Hipknitizer has her top 9 favorite basic yarns. She also has a great account of a book signing with Debbie Stoller.

The Designer's Studio has an interview with Galina Carroll, a knitter who has worked with many fashion houses and knitting magazines.

The Samurai Knitter has a complete review of the latest Vogue Knitting, along with commentary regarding the feasibility and wearability of each of the projects. I've enjoyed flipping through this issue, but going over it a few times, I'm not sure if I will actually knit anything from it.

The Student Knitter has finished the Bearded Torque, which I consider a finished object made of awesome.

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