I Like You Too

You've probably noticed that I'm having a hard time keeping up with the blogging here. Between wedding madness, Christmas madness, and actually knitting, I don't have a lot of time (or brain space) left to talk about how I've been knitting. One thing really quick though: Anti-Quotidian has accrued 500 likes. As someone who got … Continue reading I Like You Too

Wovember Words: Cats and Wool

This post made me smile because it is so spot on. I was surprised that the Wovember contributors did not have pictures of their cats attempting to catch yarn as it is being knitted: even more than to making nests and sleeping on WIPs, that is the KITTENS’ favorite way to enjoy wool!

Wovember

For this last WOVEMBER WORDS post of 2014 we celebrate our feline friends.

The strong association of wool with cats is indicated every year in the wondrous photos that you submit to our photo competition. Every wool worker I know with a cat attests to the special affinity that this beast feels for the following items: raw sheepy fleece; perfectly prepared fibres, ready for spinning; heirloom hand knits; balls of yarn; and anything made of WOOL that is precious to the cat owner. Cats love WOOL for its warming, insulating properties, and seemingly cannot wait to nap on/play with it. I was reminded of this association while reading the highly recommended book “Guddicks – Traditional Riddles from Shetland” by Amy Lightfoot and Laurie Goodlad, for several guddicks (riddles) in this wondrous tome use Shetland dialect words for WOOL to allude to marvelous CATS!

“Guddicks – Traditional Riddles from Shetland” is…

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Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all! I am thankful for many things this year. First and foremost, my job. I am so thankful to be employed, in my field, with a whole bunch of lovely people. I am thankful for my Querido, and my Melba, and my KITTENS, and my family, and my friends. For a … Continue reading Thankful

The Daily Bleat

Though I may not have the brain space right now to write my own words, I am soaking up the work of other bloggers and fiber aficionados. Although everything the people behind Wovember create is top notch, I have to say that this post, and especially their video, is my favorite piece from this year.

Wovember

As well as here you can find Team WOVEMBER on Facebook and Twitter and on Ravelry. Louise looks at how the world of wool operates in social media and introduces us to some of her favourite Tweeters!

Who can remember the times before social media? Although find it odd that things like cassette tapes and dial telephones are museum pieces items for generations today, I cannot deny that social media has changed my (woolly) life and I fully embrace its wondrousness.

My chosen social media channel is Twitter, and very recently Instagram. I do not subscribe to the ‘Book of Face’ as what I love about Twitter and IG is that they are quick. short bursts of interactions which fire off info very widely. Instead of being what could seem (from my description) throwaway snippets of information – although I am guilty of the “look at my cat” tweets…

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Rewards

The monsoon has rolled over Phoenix like a giant slug, stifling us with icky damp humidity that rarely turns into rain. Our only reward is the cloudy mornings, which give a short break from the bright, sticky days. Although now that I've taken that picture and noticed how all the smog is nicely sandwiched between … Continue reading Rewards