What your knitting says about you, the Big Knit is back, Victorian Knitting Magazine reprint
What your knitting says about you
Talking to a non-knitter about your knitting means you can both easily get lost in translation. Thankfully, we now have the love knitting translation guide.
I fear quite a lot of them are probably fairly accurate.
The Big Knit is back
If you’re in Ireland or the UK, get you’re scraps of yarn out and knit a couple of little hats for the Innocent Big Knit. It won’t cost you anything (we all have bit of left over translating around) and it won’t take long, but it’s for such a good cause. Age Action helps elderly people in our own communities keep warm and looked after in the upcoming cold weather. So please consider donating just a little bit of time or effort!
Victorian Knitting Magazine reprint
I’m really excited about this one, as a knitter and an historian. Interweave has just published a reprint of the first six volumes of Weldon’s Practical Needlework.
Weldon’s Practical Needlework was the leading magazine on the subject in Victorian times. Hand crafts played such an important role in the lives of higher class Victorian ladies (who were afforded few other occupations) and as such this magazine is an intriguing historical document, as well as offering some still useful techniques and patterns, not only for knitting but many other crafts as well.
It’s pricy, but no doubt worth it. Sadly I really can’t justify the expense right now, but it’s definitively on my wishlist.