& Bryce Thomas
That's a lesson my hub is always
trying to teach me: go with the flow. When something
good happens, just let it.
Great example: our calendar contest.
I started it a few years ago, hoping it would be
an interesting and amusing project that many of
us could get involved with. I had no idea that
it would take off as it has. Every year, the submissions
get better, more creative, and outrageous. We're
very happy to go with this flow!
so once again, I'm thrilled to say we're back for
our third year, inviting you to show us what you've
knit from the pages of Knitty in the most creative
way possible. Everything you need to know about
the contest, what you can photograph and how to
submit your entries can be found here. Hurry!
Contest ends August 17, 2007!
If you've read Knitty
for a while, you know that I don't flog charitable
causes casually. Knitty supports just one charity
- the Canadian
Breast Cancer Foundation, through
their annual Run for the Cure. I chose this charity
because, in 1999, I lost two women very dear to me
to unspecified cancers: my beloved Grandma, to whom
Knitty is dedicated, and my hub's sweet Aunt Marlene.
Team Knitty has been doing the walk and fundraising
since 2004, and last year, we raised $13,000 to help
fight cancer. The Foundation spends our donations
on research, community awareness, education and outreach.
If you can, please click
on this link and donate a dollar
or two. If everyone who reads Knitty would do just
that, we'd make a really big contribution to a very
Thank you for your
something new to wear now that
it's hot out? Lots of fun gear to choose from right
By the way -- should you want to
know if I'll be in your neighborhood, check out
schedule. My knitting travels are taking me to
a lot of great
stops in the US this summer, plus Norway
and the UK this October!
And if you like a
big big cruise boat like I do, join me, Mama E [the
charming goddess of hand dyed yarn], Chrissy Gardiner
[fab knitwear designer] and Brenda
of Cast on and the patron saint of knitting] next
May as we cruise and knit and have a great time on
the way to Alaska! Look forward to classes with all
of us, knitting onboard and off, knit-focused excursions
and a killer goodie bag. Full details are here.
I am pushing for at least one pajama knitting party
on deck. We'll have to see how cold
it gets! I think there's no better way to go with
the flow than on a beautiful ship that takes you
from port to port. Unpack once and watch as your
home moves through blue waters populated by icebergs.
I can't wait. Join me!
I love meeting Knitty people, so
don't be shy! Come up and say hi! And remember --
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and we only send out a few messages a year.
Amy R Singer
It's summer & my wheel lives on my front porch
or my back deck. I’m watching the kids
play, yes, but spinning outside is also my way of
capturing summer. I capture it in the yarns I make.
I spin for a while. I go & weed
the garden. I come back to spin and little bits of
plant and flower get in my yarn. I run through the
sprinkler and little bits of my yarn gets felty from
the wet. My summer yarns smell like tiki torches
and firepits. They probably taste like dripped popsicles.
I never know what I did all summer
until fall or winter, when I pull out my summer yarns
and revisit the bits and smells of memory.
What will you spin into your summer yarns?
We'll be reviewing stuff!
Coming soon, Knittyspin
will start publishing reviews of spin happy stuff,
like we do here.
If you have fiber, spindles, books, or other spinny
products that you'd like us to review, write Jillian
for submission information.