A really lovely obituary for Alden Amos, spinner, teacher and wheel-maker extraordinaire. Fabulous to see recognition of his talents and contribution to the craft in a mainstream publication.
I don’t know about you, but one of mygreat pleasures of the holiday break is some time to knit and catch up on excellent TV watching. I’ve particularly enjoyed Jessica Jones on Netflix, and was very pleased to hear that the star of the show, Krysten Ritter, is also a knitter.
Speaking of Netflix, the company has helpfully (?) suggested that we knit ourselves a pair of Netflix socks, complete with electronics that sense if you’ve fallen asleep, and pause playback. Hmm…
A reminder of why it’s always a good idea to take your knitting with you when you go to ‘powder your nose‘… 82-year old Gladys Phillips gets accidentally locked in public toilet stall for four days. Does she get upset? No, she just knits up the yarn she had in her handbag.
Not strictly knitting, but absolutely fun: a video for They Might Be Giants’ kids song “Long White Beard”, with an excellent stop-motion animation… yarn has a key role. I know that someone close to the band is a knitter, and I suspect her stash might have been very involved in the creation of this video.
I love nothing more than knitting socks, but it seems that setting your TV’s sleep timer is easier than acquiring complex electronics know-how. 😉
The story about the lady stuck in the toilet? It’s fake- the Suffolk Gazette is a spoof news website. It made me chuckle though!