Counterfit Chic

Susan Scafidi has an interesting take on Boing Boing’s post and the flack generated… Talking with my brother tonight, he mentioned he thinks there’s a corollary to Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame–that you might not like it when it

A clearer look at Cory’s copyright theory…

This article, again sent by my brother, John, illustrates Mr. Doctorow’s thinking on the copyright issue more clearly, and I have to say, I agree with it entirely. I think the broohaha over the fabric in question was the confusion

Let’s put BoingBoing on a T-shirt and see what happens…

OK, I’m normally a big fan of Boing Boing, because they usually get it–the craft thing. They’ve got a great eye for cool, and they highlight indie artists all the time. This morning, they had a little post by Cory

Spin to Knit

IMG_2346.JPG Originally uploaded by plainsight. Yes, Shannon came, and she did give me a spinning lesson, and I did take a video of it… but I’m on the verge of thinking the video is waaay to boring to put here

Spin to Knit!

I’m officially the last stop on Shannon Okey’s Blog Tour for her new book, Spin to Knit. However, since Shannon is going to be here at Hook and I Central TOMORROW, I thought we should drag this tour out one

Serindipitous Cables

Yesterday in the mail, I got the brochure for the January TNNA conference. I dropped everything I was doing to register for classes. This is pretty much the only time of year I get to take classes instead of giving

Working with Ribbon Yarns

A friend was asking me recently about how to work with ribbon yarns so that they don’t get all twisty. I usually just let the twist happen, but Here’s another solution I found while browsing for Halloween Treats. This box

Blog Fixed!

Thanks to those of you who took the time to e-mail me to tell me something was up with the blog. Apparently, my linkroll in the sidebar was the culprit. I’ve removed it and hopefully I can replace it with

Mobius Mohair

Designer Bonnie Pierce has a beautiful mobius shawl she designed for the 2006 Crochet Pattern Calendar. She’s also posted the pattern on her web site. There’s been much chatter and crocheting of this pattern lately on the Crochet Partner’s e-mail

What’s in a Name? A little fashion history…

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Fenton Crimean War Photographs Field Marshal FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan was is the namesake for the raglan sleeve. He lost an arm in battle and the sleeve design was created