Month: May 2014

Jillian’s Spinning: A Quickie – TNNA and Saranac

A quick post this week. I have been traveling and if I’m not traveling my husband has been traveling.  For three weeks we’ve been high-fiving in the doorway as one of us comes and one of us goes. things have been a little chaotic at my house. I was at TNNA this past weekend and it was wonderful as ever. Once a got home I realized I didn’t take as many pictures as I thought I did. Three things that jumped up and bit me hard enough for me to remember to take pictures are: Soffsilk – spinning fiber made from silk waste. It’s so soft and fluffy and the colors are so pretty. I got a bit to ...

Stories in Stitches

Knitty designer and columnist Donna Druchunas has always been interested in knitting history and stories, and she and her friend Ava Coleman have recently launched a project that’s about just that. Stories In Stitches is a book series featuring stories about knitters and their lives, traditions, history, and travel, all tied together with knitting patterns and projects. Each volume includes projects from a far-away time or place. In the words of Donna and Ava: “It is our desire to inspire and empower knitters of all skill levels to move beyond the line-by-line pattern into the realm of creating their own ...