take a look at the chunky knit throw which erica mulherin found in a magazine – so worthy of consumer lust. she asked about what type of yarn would be used – my guess was strands of roving held together, but I’m curious too, do you have any insight? how did they do that?
Neato – wacky uses for household products. While I am a little put off by the Brand-ness of it all, there may be some good ideas in there. Link via be sweet. And I don’t want to leave out on my my favorites – the Epsom Salt Council with tips on uses for epsom salt from getting rid of racoons to adding body to your hair! hee!
- dna double helix pattern (check out the photo of the professor wearing a scarf with this pattern! thanks to palegirl for the link)
- klein bottle hats (thanks to SF Stitch and Bitch)
- mobius scarf
afghans for Afghans update: the next deadline is February 28th, and they are now accepting handmade hats, mittens and sweaters as well! (They are unable to take bought or used items due to customs concerns.) Visit their site for more information and guidelines.
this baby pattern is close enough to a certain popular cartoon character that it makes me want to learn to crochet, almost
This weekend I finally got my butt out to Atelier Yarns, and it was profiled in the Chronicle Magazine this weekend too. It was nice, lots of non-wool yarns, but unfortunetly was lacking in good colors of Snowflake. But you should be proud of me, I bought stuff for a project (another scarf) which requires little needles! Ok, size 8 US (Plymouth bamboo, I like), but this is pretty small for me. I got teal and army green Sand, a pretty neat boucle-ish cotton (which would be great for a washcloth too). I’ve started my stripe experiment, which is working nicely so far.