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Designer Spotlight: Green Apple Tank by Amy Palmer

Working in the world of knitting magazines has definite perks. As editor for Knitscene, Knitscene Accessories and Sockupied, Amy Palmer gets all kinds of new yarn samples to play with. She had been eager to design with Berroco Folio since the first skein crossed her desk.

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Scandinavian Folklore

Historisk dräkt och hantverk

 Tänkte passa på att tipsa om Laila Duráns nyutkomna bok Scandinavian Folklore, som jag kunde kvittera ut igår efter en lång tids tålmodig väntan. Om inte annat så hade mina förväntningar byggts upp av den blogg som är knuten till bokens tillkomst och som kontinuerligt har uppdaterats med lovande smakprov ur innehållet. Titeln till trots så handlar inte boken särskilt mycket om folktro och gamla sagor om tomtar och troll, utan består i första hand av dryga 700 bilder ren dräktporr från Norge, Sverige och Sápmi med tillhörande text. Här har fokus till synes lagts på noggranna rekonstruktioner av hur kläderna såg ut i det gamla bondesamhället, snarare än hur de används i nutida sammanhang så som vi är vana vid. Tänk mer living history/historiskt återskapande och mindre drottning Silvia på Solliden och folkdanslag. En av bokens förtjänster som särskilt ska framhållas är att det vid sidan av bländande…

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Orbit in Mars

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I pretty much love everything about String Theory Colorworks’ Orbit base. I’ve sung its praises many times in the past, but there is just something about it that keeps me coming back. It doesn’t have a ton of bells and whistles, but this 80/20 merino/nylon 3ply sport weight base is one of my top 5 favorite sock yarns just because it is fun to knit. Between the self-striping and the sport weight, Orbit just always flies off my needles. The only problem with it is that I knit myself out of it almost as soon as I get it.

Somehow I managed to keep one skein from my last order. I bought it with my son in mind, but wasn’t sure he wanted another handknit pair of socks. This probably sounds ridiculous, but I try really hard to not foist handknits onto my family. If asked, I will make…

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the next big thing in bread

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happy spring, chickens

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we’re about a quarter of the way through 2015, ya know what they say when you’ve been having fun… if i do say so myself, and i do, i’ve been having the best year of my life. i’ve just been soaking up so much learning about baking and living and loving and it’s landed me in a place where i’m so very aware of how much more there is to learn, how much richness there is to be sopped up out of these moments of life. is that too gushy for you? i hope so, but in a nice kinda way that makes you giggle, not think, ‘jeez that baker boy has been spending too much time smelling roses or something.’ anyway.

the past few weeks have been particularly inspiring, and have led me to something i’m very excited to share, something that i dare say may just…

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