KnitLuck Links 8/15 and a Yarn Sale Alert!

Working on the new KnitLuck Calendar, I discovered that Stitches Midwest is in a couple of weeks. Who's making room in their stashes?

Links for Sunday:

The Detroit News says that people are still making awesome bags out of plastic shopping bags.

Bockfilz takes us through the making of a shawl, from carding of the wool, to the spinning the yarn to knitting. Very pretty! has these ridiculously awesome knitting badges.

MLive has the story of Briar Rose Fibers.


Woodland Woolworks has some pretty sweet yarns on sale and not just in their sale section. Check the whole site for great prices.


Blogs I'm Reading


Black Bunny Fiber's mauvelace
Black Bunny Fiber's Mauve Wool Silk Lace Weight
Here's what I've been reading lately. I've switched from the Bloglines reader to Google Reader, which I love because it's much easier to share interesting things I've found with my friends. Not everyone has caught on to Google reader's "share" feature, which allows you to share your favorite posts with your gmail contacts. Google Reader is also and excellent way of keeping track of the best things I've read.

I've been reading a lot of knitting and non-knitting stuff lately:

Bravado Avocado - Kooky NY Librarian travels the world and says funny things. Oh and she talks about good food and hates bad pickup lines that inadvertently insult tall women.

Google's "What's Hot In Google Reader" - Sometimes you find a few gems in there.

Yarn Harlot - I know, I know, who isn't reading the Yarn Harlot, but honestly this summer she seems to have been picking up the pace on posting with some yarn-heavy goodness, which I find myself checking everyday to see if there's something new. There's a nice thread of narrative there too with the recent Tour De Fleece.

The Kitchn - Some of the tastiest recipes and informative food blogging on the web.

Droid-Life - I recently got the Droid X (click here for some android knitting apps) and this keeps me informed about updates and apps.

Go Knit in Your Hat - Lots of pretty pictures and some yummy sock yarn from Black Bunny Fibers.

Good Morning Links


Fingerless Crochet Gloves by etsy seller lorenabr
I am hungry and I need some caffeine.

Here are some links while the coffee brews:

Balea-Raitz followed me on twitter which made me check out her Etsy shop of crocheted bikinis and accessories. The fingerless gloves are divine.

I also found out about the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco this weekend.

The knitty blog has a nice round up of the Yarn Harlot's first pitch at the Toronto Stitch and Pitch this week.


Thanks to knittingnews I found out about this Publisher's Weekly article about the popularity of crafting books during the recession.

This Knitting Goes To 100!

In honor of President Obama's 100th day in office I've got links that contain 100+ pieces of knitting interest.

Top 100 Knitting Sites

Knitsing's 100 top knitting sites (as researched via analytics and stats)

100 Knitting Projects

100 Afghans to Knit and Crochet

Decorative Knitting: 100 Practical Techniques


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