Wool, my (old) love. It’s warm yet cool, comes in soft AND itchy varieties (meaning you can knit for your friends and enemies with only one fiber!), and can be easily dyed into beautiful colors. Plus, sheep are adorable.
But… I’m vegan.
What’s a wool loving vegan to do in this dilemma? Well, there’s really only one answer… find other yarn!
I’m so excited to share this week’s interview with you! Stacey is a knitting and crochet designer, and she’s the creative mastermind behind Fresh Stitches. She designs crochet amigurumi, as well as knitting patterns. I’ve been following her blog for a long time. When I first found out about her, I read all of her posts in about 3 days- and she has a lot. She’s just that awesome!
Trying to improve knitting speed doesn’t equal more completed projects. Even the speediest knitters will tell you that if you never knit, you will never make progress on your knitting. The true key to producing more knitting faster is simply knitting more.
Welcome to the very first interview in Dye One, Purl Two! When I was coming up with this series, the first person who came to mind to interview was Stephanie, an indie dyer from Space Cadet Yarn. I’ve been a longtime fan of her newsletter and yarns and knew I had to share her genius with you.
I recently went to a handmade “garage sale” of sorts, where the makers of a local handmade shop in Roxbury were selling old supplies and books. I saw three large skeins of labeled purple yarn and had to snatch it up!
Sweater knitting can be a very fickle thing. Even when you do everything perfectly, per-say- you get gauge, knit a giant swatch, get a perfect pattern- you still might end up with a sweater in both the size for and fashion for, well, an elephant. Or a mouse.
Knitting is two-faced. While yes, it is technically two-faced- with one face usually being uglier than the other unless you perform a magic called a “reversible stitch pattern”, it’s also two-faced in the way it can both entirely take over your life, heal you, and make you feel considerably warmer while simultaneously boring people who have never tried it.