Enjoyed my visit with @nightandsilence to Royal Bee Yarn Company last week! Thanks @theroyalbeeyarncompany for the great yarn and inviting us to hang out on the purple couches for awhile. It was great to meet everyone at the knitting group! I’ll definitely make a point to visit again.
Salut les moches!
La story + sondage d'hier ont suscité beaucoup d'interrogations et d'intérêt pour vous, cela me fait déjà super plaisir!! Merci 💙.
Pour répondre à tous/toutes :
Pour l'instant je ne peux pas vous en dire plus car j'ai des obligations (ne dépendant pas de ma volonté) me contraignant momentanément à la discrétion.
Croyez moi, tenir ma langue ne va pas être simple 🤭😂. Quoiqu'il arrive je vous tiens au courant fin Mai / courant Juin (dès que je peux en fait, parce que je ne vous cache pas que je suis hyper excitée à l'idée de partager ça avec vous !! 🤪). Vous m'avez également demandé "pourquoi un événement sur invitation?". (Je ne suis pas encore sûre de la façon avec laquelle gérer cela: devoir "choisir" ne me plais pas).
La réponse est simplement que le lieux qui nous accueil n'a pas des murs élastiques: la jauge sera réduite à la fois pour votre confort ET pour ma sérénité 🤭.
Ce que je peux vous dire d'ici là est que d'après vos réponses cela aura certainement lieux le 3ème week-end du mois de Septembre, le samedi. Beaucoup d'entre vous semble préférer cette option en raison de la rentrée et des inscriptions diverses et variées aux activités de nos chères têtes blondes.
Voilà.. Je suis très heureuse & pressée de vous en dire plus. (PS: non je ne suis pas enceinte, lâchez moi la grappe avec ça à chaque fois que j'ai un truc super à partager avec vous, pitié😂).
About yesterday story: I'm organizing a small event in my town, in France.
I can't talk that much about it now because there're fact I have no control on for now (that actually impose discretion for a while).
But trust me I'm guinely can't wait to tell you more about all this!!
(And NO I'm not pregnant. Stop bugging me with that each single time I've an exciting new to share with ya'll!!😂).
•••• #bigbadyarn#disablebutable#ravelry#knitfest#knittersofinstagram#knittersofig#tricot#instaknitting#teinturesurlaine#handknit#yarnstagram#knittinglife#diy#tricot#knit#i_loveknitting#knittinglife#nevernotknitting#choisirlartisanat #knitting#knittersofinstagram#merceriecreative#igknitters#handknits#sampleknitting#nevernotknitting#queerknitters
To me, knitting is about the freedom. The freedom to choose yarn, fibre, colours, fit, stitches, structures and so on. But more than anything, I love knitting for the freedom to create the clothes to clothe and express myself beyond the gender binary. To make clothes for me, escaping the absurdity of clothes having genders and the oppression and violence that comes with it.
[Image description: A dog looking up, in front of blue, brioche knitting resting on a lap that is sitting in a field of small, blue flowers called scilla siberica.]
0 4919 April, 2019
Pattern Release!! @carolyndaydesigns just released her first design, the #AprilTankTop that I got to test knit!
This is such a gorgeous pattern with delicate lace details on the bottom and back, and it’s so perfect for summer!
I’ll post more pictures with it on my model (little sister) when I can, but it’s currently in the 50s outside and I don’t think I could convince her to go outside in this right now!
Go check out the pattern, Carolyn is offering a 20% discount this weekend, although it’s definitely worth it anyway!
My soft knitting goal of the year was to cast on (and finish) a pair of socks each month of the year. I’ve finished the pair I cast on in March, though they are a Christmas gift for a family member, so into storage they go until December. •
When you have 7 pairs to make for Christmas, you start early. At least if I get them done now, it’s warm enough to photograph them on the patio and not clean snow off or freeze. •
Pattern is a basic toe up sock with an afterthought heel and the yarn is @whitebirchfiberarts Zombies at the Gate #handknitsocks#queerknitters#handmadechristmas#knittersofinstagram#knitfastdiewarm#knittinggoals
My mama sent me this the other day, and I can’t stop thinking about it!
Even when I’m frustrated while learning something new or just in a bit of a rut, I’m still creating something out of yarn and sticks! How awesome is that?!! I might not have gotten my Hogwarts letter, but there’s definitely magic in this craft I do!
Image description: photo 1: a text between Ally and her mom.
Mom: sends photo (picture 2: a facebook post that says “I’m convinced that crocheting (and knitting) is witch’s black magic... my wife does that stuff... she sits there, with 2 magic wands, performing complex movements, while chanting and cursing, looking at a spellbook... and then, blanket. Witchcraft.”
Ally: replies with crying laughing emojis and “sometimes it feels like it!!”
Mom: “I totally feel it”
Mom:”you are a magical creature, my love. Heart emoji”
Ally: 3 pink heart emojis
the most popular patterns in the #unfolding collection all happen to be water signs - i dunno what that says about my fire-heavy chart, but maybe my venus in pisces had something to do with it? 💧
the cancer shawl coordinates with moonstone stitch markers, pisces with amethyst stitch markers, and of course scorpio pairs with obsidian stitch markers. i love all of these sooooo much, and the textures of these three shawls make my heart sing 🖤
i hope you love this collection as much as i do! it was a beast to make, but i’m going to take the lessons i learned working on it and hopefully put them to smarter use moving forward (as in, not design and knit 12 shawls in 16 weeks again 🤦🏻♀️) i’m excited to see shawls as they appear, and if you haven’t already cast on your shawl, maybe the #skslowfashionapril kal is good incentive? (check out the website under kals for more details on this super low-key challenge-esque thing) 🖤
*deep breath* hookay, hey everyone. I'm Shanel and my pronouns are they/them/theirs. I'm a QTPOC (queer/trans BIPOC) knitter, spinner, weaver, as well as designer and podcaster as Piper Nell. I'm currently in my first year of a PhD in human-computer interaction, focusing on woven smart textiles (fabrics with integrated electronics and sensing) and wearable technology. My background is in physics and computer science, but my hands always went towards crafting, so I'm in an extremely privileged position to combine my artistic and STEM interests in my work!
A lot of you probably found me through the recent converations about whiteness, racism, and privilege in the maker community. Several BIPOC including @su.krita@thecolormustard@ocean_bythesea@email@example.com contributed a SUPERHUMAN amount of emotional labor. I'm so grateful that these issues are coming to light. I'm a 2nd gen Taiwanese-American born in the SF bay area and grew up working class in Las Vegas. I'm nonbinary and AFAB (assigned female at birth), which means that I neither identify as a woman nor a man, not feminine nor masculine. I'm also disabled, living with multiple mental illnesses. I often feel like an anomaly in the knitting community and in the general world, like I shouldn't even be alive. I'm constantly misgendered and referred to as "she" and exotified and minimalized in these spaces. These past couple days have given me some hope that voices like mine do matter, and that I can one day be my entire self without being invalidated. #intersectionalfeminism#diversknitty#queerknitters#asianknittersofinstagram#mentalhealthawareness#inclusionmatters#qtpoc#pipernell
203 1,66413 January, 2019
My most recent finished sweater . This icy ❄️💙 beauty is #poetsweater from the latest @laine_magazine. It was such a fun knit, with the lace motif becoming intuitive with time. It is making me look forward to the snow that will visit in a few weeks 🌨️
21 28010 November, 2018
Getting to send off this beauty soon to some special people. So happy to be able to make things to share with others ✨💖
Pattern: Arbre by @andrearangelknits
Yarn: @brooklyntweed Vale in Hammock
65 46524 February, 2019
I have no clue what I'll do with this doily, but it was such a fun project! Thank you @zoya.matyushenko for an amazing, well-written pattern that taught me many new things about crochet.
My recent focus on crochet also comes at an appropriate time with this discussion around the term "bistitchual" and queerness and crafting. Another valuable facet of our community's ongoing work in being more inclusive and conscious. I affirm my queer siblings' feelings about cishet (cisgender heterosexual) crafters using the term #bistitchual . I personally won't tell anyone whether or not to identify themselves this way, but I hope that they will be mindful of the history that they're calling upon.
I am bisexual. I am also nonbinary. These terms are not mutually exclusive. "Bi" does not just mean "two" just as "bisexual" does not mean attraction to "men and women". "Bi" can also mean "more than one". "Bi" can recognize a binary without being bound to one. This English language was not made for us. For queer BIPOC, this language was even forced on many of us. We are shaping it to our will. #diverseknitty#inclusionmatters#queercraft#queercrochet#queerknitters#craftastherapy#makersofcolor
30 51426 March, 2019
It’s Trans Day of Visibility today! I’m a transgender non-binary person and my preferred pronouns are they/them. Clothing and presentation are everything to do with gender and making my own has been some kind of magic for me. When I make my clothes, regardless of pattern, they validate who I am. “A non-binary person made this for a non-binary person to wear. How could this garment possibly be any other gender?” Many days I present femme because most folks on the street treat me much nicer when I dress this way, but that doesn’t make me any less nonbinary. Masculine androgyny is the standard, but I’m here to queer that up too ;) Hope y’all are having a lovely evening and feeling yourselves!
This year’s theme for Knitworthy 5 pattern names was Joy (in different languages) and these pictures of the final pattern certainly bring me joy.
Thank you to my lovely models @jessbrough & Mairi from @lighthousebks who hosted our super fun photoshoot (support a wonderful indie bookstore by ordering the ones featured in our shoot from them). Design-wise these were a challenge. I really wanted to make something that explicitly featured the flags, and not just something that might be read as a cute rainbow. The thing is... everything I swatched was more cheesy and garish than cute. I eventually ended up here, with a small detail that combines a provisional cast on, intarsia, a folded hem, and double knitting within a few rounds. Utterly ridiculous from a technique POV, but definitely worth it.