First off, I really like the format of this ebook! It comes on a flash drive in its own little storage tin. This is a great way to keep it stored securely and also will help to keep it from getting lost in the fray of electronic gadgets and USB drives and other paraphernalia we all seem to cart around with us these days.
When I think back over the years about all the different little gizmos I’ve used to mark stitches in a pinch, I realized I was forced to be pretty imaginative. I would use anything that would hold a stitch or slip over my needles; plastic bread closures, twisty ties, lengths of contrasting yarn, safety pins, paper clips, straws cut to size, even cheerios (and yes they held up just as badly as you’d think). I decided to explore and experiment with a multitude of objects that would not only be functional stitch markers but would be sturdy, a bit outside the box, hold some intrigue, and burst with fun vibrant colors. [...]
So, I’m planning to weave up some plain-weave two-colour scarves for an artisan show I’m involved in at the end of November. Combining two separate colours together in my mind from what I have around the studio in cottons and/or cotton-linen (one colour for the warp, one for the weft, keeping it simple) led me to reviewing the Color Grid, by Gail Callahan. [...]
I was asked by the Jordana Paige sales rep to review their newest bag offering, the Cézanne Bag. The bag retails for $119.00US and is the first bag in their line to be produced by a new manufacturer.
I was sent a lovely little box of Notable Gnome products to try out. Geared for folks who work with their hands, these products are made with all natural ingredients, many of them 100% vegan, are lightly scented and non-greasy, which makes them perfect for the dry winter months when your skin can use a little TLC. [...]
In this spotlight, we meet Heather of Winemakerssister.
Jordana Paige has recently released a new bag to complement some of the larger bags in her already extremely popular line of knitter’s accessories. [...]
The Yarn Caddy holds your yarn on a spindle while you are knitting so it doesn’t roll all over the place. It’s very useful with a center-pull yarn ball. It also doubles as a distaff for spinning. [...]
Ravelry can have a bad influence on me. There was no reason for me to think about buying another wheel because my Rose was wonderful, but I started to hear about a new electric spinner, the HansenCrafts miniSpinner, and my interest was piqued. [...]
Only other fiber artists truly understand the hard work, time and love that goes into each stitch. Kristi Schueler offers photography tips to show of your fibre art and captivate your audience. [...]
(Anne, the Enabler, in case you were wondering). Here are Anne’s latest goodies, seen around the Interwebs. [...]