171 The eye of the storm

The return of a Skyscrapa. Flowers in pots. Books in stacks. Enormous sleeves. Hand sewing. Time, and what to do while it’s passing. Our house is officially for sale, and it’s time to cast on.

To Be Read

Now Reading

Climate justice inspiration: All That We Can Save, edited by Ayana E Johnson and Katherine K Wilkinson (Check out the All We Can Save Project here.)

Presenting, the bishop sleeve:

In hand sewing a new shirt I’m following in the footsteps of my friend, Laura, using the excellent Hand Sewing Clothing – a guide, by Louisa Owen Sonstroem

That hack for the Afterthought Heel is here. I have not tried this yet, but I am intrigued… Thanks again, Gypsy.

If you’re curious about the knitting dot com affair and can’t wait for the next podcast, search #knittingtwitter for Those Two Guys or this thread on reddit.com/r/craftsnark (TW: snark.)

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I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


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