Who taught you how to knit? When I read stories such as those from this knitter or this crocheter, I imagine their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren reading and cherishing same. I was lucky enough to catch a snippet in my family history about a great aunt using her spinning wheel to ignite a stove fire — the equivalent of a party trick for rural living in the 19th century! I imagine someone sharing the story in a stitching group or writing about it for a book. Stories such as these are as important to the history of fiber arts as the craft itself, and the stories are meant to be preserved and cherished. Jot your story down, stash it in the bottom of a knitting bag, in a special knitting book, or in the comments below. It’s what we’re supposed to do.
The world in miniature is trending, and check out what they’ve done in Castle Vale! I wish I could jump in there and play. Just think about this for a minute, and I offer no apologies for mentioning this either.
They’re are adorable. They are compelling. Knitters on the interwebs are nuts about sheep, and the shepherds are happy to oblige us. We’re fascinated by their adventures, and some of us live vicariously through their exploits. From Kentucky, the lake district of England, Yorkshire, Ireland and places you never imagined, shepherds are everywhere. I like the salty, seasoned shepherds and fall head over heels for the romantic leaders of woolly flocks. Find a blog, read an article and follow a shepherd on social media. This fantasy farm girl has learned a lot reading about the lives of shepherds and the sheep we love.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com