OOPS! Updated Links

Looks like we had some links that didn’t work in our last couple of posts, so here are the updates … thanks for letting us know!

I once saw a promotional post-card in the return area of Ikea that read something to the effect “Only in our dreams do we not make mistakes.” According to Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, fear of making mistakes is the enemy of development. I’ll be honest, this is someting I’m still working on. We’re pretty lucky as knitters and crocheters, when we make mistakes we have the opportunity to rip them back and fix them. Even better, we have the choice to accept our mistakes, leave them and move forward.

If you’d like to know more about some Ikea products that didn’t take flight (my favourite is the composting sofa) read HERE … from the Ikea Digital Museum.

So there you go – life, brought you by …. MISTAKES!

It looks like the links for the market bag patterns from our last update didn’t want to stay saved, so I’ve updated them in our blog and am adding them here below …. for a quick one-skein project try our Crochet Grocery Bag, you’ll only need 1 skein of Cascade Ultra Pima or Quince & Co Sparrow (last year’s stock is still on SALE).

Free Market Bag Patterns

By the way, when I did my research a few years ago into the environmental friendliness of fibres, the baste fibres came out on top (linen, hemp, nettle, jute) … so I opt to use jute string around the store. Cotton landed on the bottom because it uses so much water and so many chemicals to grow (organic cotton still sucks up a lot of water, and produces lower yields than conventional cotton, so it isn’t a panacea). Cellulosic fibres like bamboo are in the mid-range, because they’re easy to grow, but are heavy on the processing end. Animal fibres are also in-between because of the feeding & watering. Basically, the less intervention a fibre needs to grow, be harvested, and be processed, the better.

If you want to learn the ins & outs of fibre, the best book for our purpose is The Knitter’s Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes.

Neons & Neutrals by Aimee Gille


Neons & Neutrals: A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aimée Gille of La Bien Aimée is a sequel to Aimée’s first book, the best-selling Worsted.

This collection, if possible, is even better and includes 16 patterns from 16 talented designers. It is an eclectic collection of patterns that invites crafters to combine yarn in new and unexpected ways across brands and bases. The designs showcase modern knitting at its best, using a variety of techniques and unique and unexpected color combinations. SEE THE FULL POST WITH PICTURES HERE.


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