Wednesday, December 03, 2008

WWW for December 3, 2008

Lots and lots of jellytots for you today! Let's go!

For those that fondly remember Cider Moon hand-dyed yarn and fiber, unavailable since the two partners went their separate ways, each can now be found at their own shops.

Jacki's been open at Yarnzombie for a while now.

Gail and new partner Laura have just opened their new place at Tuscan Grove.

From Interweave Press: Studios magazine will begin publishing quarterly in 2009. "Studios features creative spaces that are big, small, and in-between," says Editor Cate Coulacos Prato. "Some of the artists that we feature in the magazine have the perfect studio. Others talk about how to make do with what you have... No matter what your interest and regardless of your physical circumstances, you can create a studio, maybe even the studio of your dreams."

More from Interweave Press! Knitty's friend, Kim Werker, has stepped down as editor of Interweave Crochet. Her last task will be to select designs for the spring 2009 issue.

Unrelated news, but under the same category, Kim's pet site, Crochet Me, has just been acquired by Interweave Press. Read more about all the big changes on Kim's blog. Go wish her good things in her new adventures!

A contest from the fine folks at STC! They’ve heard that this is going to be an extra-crafty holiday season and so they've posted a little holiday questionnaire on their blog. On December 12, they’ll randomly choose five responses and send the writer of each one the STC Craft book of his or her choice.

Another annoyingly patronizing article about knitting from the mainstream media. Interestingly, they use a skein of Lorna's new Pearl yarn in Amy's Vintage Office to liven up the page.

[Question: what kind of fleece costs $800? Was that spinner fleeced? My understanding is that they're closer to $100ish, depending on weight and the quality of the wool. Spinners, please feel free to educate me in the comments!]

For those who read last week's WWW, the first item spoke about Coraline the movie, and the amazing, minute sweaters knit for the characters. Little did I know that the producers of the movie would be sending me one of the 50 Coraline mystery boxes they've built, each containing selected artifacts from the movie! Mine just arrived last night, and I'll be revealing the contents on this blog tomorrow. [Toronto knitters, I'll be bringing the box to Lettuce Knit tonight so you can have a peek in person. Sorry, guys -- can't make it after all. But I've got great pictures for you for tomorrow. :-) ]

I have never been so excited to open a package for as long as I can remember.

And that's all for this week! Winter knitty will be out quite soon, so stand by for that. In the meantime, get knitting!