Things are pretty busy at the moment, which means that I am having an excellent time procrastinating by sifting the Internet for gold. When the going gets tough, the tough get going . . . and read . . . blogs.
Nuggets I have found:
Tom Deijnen, mender extraordinaire, provides a look at one of my favorite subgenres of stitchery, the mending and darning sampler.
Dianna Walla writes the excellent Paper Tiger blog, and she designs things I want to make. There’s nothing I like more than this post that touches on World War II history, takes us to a Norwegian winter, and ends up with a cool hat pattern.
Wendy Johnson is on some kind of inspired cowl run. Her latest, Stained Glass Cowl, manages to put two Fair Isle patterns in one cowl, double sided, leaving all sorts of room for using color-shifting yarns. This would be a ton of fun to make.
On making sandwiches, over at The Paris Review.
Bonne Marie Burns is deep into a denim yarn project. She is a great designer, but in this series, you get a good look at what a brilliant knitter she is. Even unblocked, her work is flawless.
Artful silk scarves coming from the Sisters Grimm, out of Charleston. I LOVE THEM ALL.