Blogs I Love

Here are five more blogs I enjoy and read regularly.

Kate Larson Textiles – fiber arts and sometimes lambs!

Randall Smoot – culture, politics and history

Drinkers With Writing Problems – humorous and interesting things

Unraveled – The Ravelry Blog, all cool tips and new things to try with yarn

The Yarn Harlot – fiber arts and humor

Please comment with your favorites or your own blog.  I’m always looking for new things worth reading.

And a picture for fiber lovers

Rolags!

Friday Finds Jan. 15, 2016

TED has published a list of the most popular talks of 2015.  My favorite is number three on drug addiction and how everything we think we know about it is wrong.  What’s yours?

Did you know the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has an exhibition of knitted plants that are scientifically accurate?

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There’s a short article in the Wall Street Journal about the exhibit and the artist who created most of it.  She’s a self taught knitter, which is kind of amazing.

If you are a chicken keeper you may worry about your darlings out there in the cold, it is January, after all.  Maybe you’ve thought about knitting them each a sweater, but thought that would be a bit silly.  Well, in my relentless pursuit of knowledge, I’ve run across a pattern for a chicken sweater.  Pictures first!

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The pattern can be found here.

And that does it for this week.  You must admit I outdid myself with the chicken sweaters…

For you fiber lovers, a picture of a new handspun bulky yarn that recently went into the Etsy store.

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Friday Finds Oct. 23, 2015

Here are some things I marveled about this week.

Top Ten Ted Talks on Creativity.  Sir Ken Robinson is in there twice!  Elizabeth Gilbert is number 10, but should be nearer the top, in my opinion.

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James Altucher says you shouldn’t send your kids to college.  What do you think about this?

Etsy sellers, Did you know there’s a way to back up your Etsy store?  If you have lots of items this might be worth exploring.

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Hope you learn something you need to know from one of my picks.