We want to introduce folks to the amazing artists and craftspeople that call Vermont home, and I’ve been interviewing them in a new YouTube series. I (and sometimes terrapin) also share a weekly tip or recipe from our own craft hobbies, primarily brewing, cooking, knitting, and dyeing. This week’s videos feature an interview with MeFi’s own Jessamyn West, and her tutorial on making your own mossarium. [more inside]
Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, I've written & designed This Thing of Paper, a knitting book inspired by early printed books. Officially the first knitting book to be included in the Gutenberg Museum's archive of book history. [more inside]
I'm releasing a knitting pattern every single week of the year and documenting the money side of things from every possible angle for analysis. [more inside]
This package vacation takes participants on a week-long excursion around Vermont during peak foliage season, exploring farms, spinning mills, and artist studios. Hands-on workshops in spinning , knitting and felting will be taught by Vermont-based professionals, and materials sourced from in-state. [more inside]
I've launched a knitting blog, on which I intend to critique and ridicule patterns from knitting magazines (both print and online) and post items about interesting and varied knitting-related stuff. I set up The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done one week ago, and so far I've posted about a couple of vintage patterns and some knitted science projects, linked to patterns for knitting your own Remembrance Day poppy and a turkey hat for your baby, told stories about knitting on the TTC, and commented on some of the knitting patterns from the Vogue Knitting Holiday 2012 Issue and the Creative Knitting Winter 2012/13 issue. My aim is for the blog is that it should have enough general interest and entertainment value that a non-knitter could read it without pain.;-)
It's an app that generates pairs of colors at random, then puts them in a pattern, then lets you adjust and save those colors. [more inside]
is a short film I made for inclusion in a film contest run by fashion ingenue/blog superstar Tavi Gevinson (previously on Metafilter). It's about the crossroads of knitting and DIY fashion, and features interviews with Caroline of Sock Pixie, Carolyn and Jade of Wool & the Gang, Beth Hahn of Miss Flitt, and Jen of Blue Alvarez designs. Also, it was shot on the toy Vidster camera. If my short gets enough votes, it could be screened during Paris Fashion Week.