Farhad Manjoo, the well-respected tech columnist for Slate magazine, wrote a rather wonderful and not-at-all patronizingÂ profile of Ravelry last week. We all know Ravelry is that cool, but it’s nice to see that the muggles appreciate it, too.
Italian fashion house Prada showed purses hand-knit out of strips of leather for the Fall 2010 season.
Pop culture blog Jezebel features a tutorial on how to knit your own Prada-inspired purse. Â Jezebel’s writing style isÂ irreverentÂ and just a touch snarky – it’s a fun read even if you don’t want to make the bag.
A lovely profile of Maine fiber artist and author Katharine Cobey in a local Â newspaper. Â There are some fabulous pictures of her work on her website.
Her book, Diagonal Knitting, published by Schoolhouse Press in 2010, is absolutely fascinating.
Awesome event alert! The inaugural KnitEast, the Atlantic Fibre Festival is running September 30-October 2nd in St. Andrews By-The-Sea in New Brunswick. The weekend features some seriously great shopping and a terrific slate of classes, with such luminaries as Lucy Neatby, Cat Bordhi, Veronik Avery and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.