Category: Craft


I want to thank regular readers of this blog for their patience in my off topic rant on a disturbing subject. Welcome to new readers – there are apparently a good few of you, as said off topic rant was

Posted in Craft, Meta, Miscellany

An ongoing discussion

Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday seems as good a day as any to talk about the conversation taking place at Flint Knits about privilege and representation. I am going to sum it up briefly, but I highly recommend reading the

Posted in Art, Craft, Feminism, Justice, Miscellany, Race

Indulge me

Or, Why We’re Both Wrong I’m one of those people who get hung up on grammatical errors and punctuation misuse.  I’ll be reading along quite happily when my brain will suddenly experience a jerking sensation as I hit a place

Posted in Craft, Feminism, Knitting, Language

Not much of a tempest

It’s been a long and busy week, so I no longer remember who linked me to the Jezebel article The New Decornographers (boy is that an unwieldy title) but I’m very grateful, mystery friend!  The article, written by Sadie Stein,

Posted in Craft, Feminism, Miscellany

Good things

I think I forgot to mention it here, which is sad, but I extended my Help for Haiti pledge through the 14th of February.  Today I totaled it up and donated my second amount to Save the Children.  It was

Posted in Craft, gifts, Help for Haiti, In progress, Knitting, Miscellany, Yarn


First things first: Ravelry added a tag for designers to pledge donations to relief in Haiti.  You can search Help for Haiti patterns here to shop, and you can narrow the search by your favorites or queued items.  I’ve added

Posted in Craft, Knitting

Introspective and perspective

I’ve been reading other people’s blogs lately and this being the time of year when people assess their goals from last year and make new goals for this year, it’s gotten me thinking a lot about my own plans and

Posted in Craft, Design


So, I’m minding my own business, working on a few last minute gifts, listening to the radio on iTunes, and a song comes on that annoys the bejeebus out of me. I set down my size 1 needles and my

Posted in Craft, Knitting, Nifty Stuff

Arts and crafts

Very, very occasionally, a book will grab me so that I can’t stop thinking about it. I go through my day living and thinking and breathing the issues that the book brings up for me. Usually it’s a book about

Posted in Craft, Miscellany

Tempest in a teapot

All of this uproar is convincing me that I need to go out and read a copy of Jane Brocket’s new book, The Gentle Art of Domesticity. I’d never read Jane Brocket’s blog, Yarnstorm, until the storm surrounding it caught

Posted in Craft, Feminism, Miscellany