The art of getting very, very close to knitting, whilst remaining emotionally aloof and at arm’s length; I bought yarn; the latest amazing design from the mind of Jeny Staiman; and someone saved my life tonight.
The yarn below came from Etsy sellers Pixie Yarns and Skein and the Stitch. Both shops are on holiday right now, but give them some love and do check back in the New Year. Kremke Soul Wool Lazy Lion Sock Yarn in colourway Venetian Glass! My photos do not do this yarn justice.
Sock yarn with biodegradable nylon is a thing, and surprisingly affordable. I bought some.
Jeny and I also talked about Stitch Maps, and our collaborative sock pattern, River Severn. You can see an example of Jeny’s alternative format to row by row directions at Curious Knitter, and she demonstrates her crochet chain method here.
If you’re in need of solace this deep midwinter, I hope you’ll follow Emma Mitchell’s lead and look for it in nature. (Emma Gannon is also a good writer, but I meant to reference Emma Mitchell’s book in the podcast. I follow them both on Twitter.)
The Wild Remedy, by Emma Mitchell
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