My life isn’t condusive right now to owning a pet. But knitting a pet? That’s a different story. It might not be too hard even though I haven’t picked up my knitting needles in years. Knit Your Own Dog: Easy To Follow Patterns For 25 Pedigree Pooches by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne will teach you how to knit a pug, hound, terrier, or other doggie — and the good news is there are projects for every skill set. [$14.99, Mod Cloth]
At the Hotel Pelirocco in the English seaside town of Brighton, guests can cozy up in an entirely knitted room. Dubbed ”Do Knit Disturb”, the single room comes with a slew of knitted objects including a lamp, comforter, toothpaste and toothbrush, telephone cover and matching curtains, reports The Guardian.
Other woven creations found in the yarn filled room include a traditional English breakfast and a do not disturb sign. Check out all the photos here…
Polish crochet artist Olek recreated an entire apartment inside the Christopher Henry Street Gallery in New York City and then crocheted the whole damn thing. Are you scared yet? Oh yeah, the whole thing is called “Knitting is for Pussies.” So take that! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
Whether you’re a hardcore knitter or a hardcore vodka drinker, this pair of shot glasses — one clear, one blue — would be a great addition to your lifestyle. And if you’re a fan of drinking while knitting, well, more power to you. Just be careful with those needles. [$24, Bread & Badger] Keep reading »
Julie and I are going to watch the royal wedding with beers at our side and a bucket of Cheez-Its in our laps. But some looky-loos get a bit more intense in their royalty fascination. Say, knitting dolls of Prince William and Kate Middleton from a 64-page pattern book called Knit Your Own Royal Wedding. Prince William is decked out in a snappy hat and sash, while Kate wears a white gown with mohair fringe. I know it takes talent to knit like this but … um, some people have too much time on their hands. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »
I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I don’t know how to knit. My mom taught me after college, but I messed up my stitches and abandoned it in frustration. Debbie Stoller promises she can teach me. Why shouldn’t I believe her? The editor-in-chief and co-founder of Bust magazine has taught hundreds of thousands of women to knit and purl with her first book, Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitters Handbook. Her small library of Stitch ‘N Bitch books — there are many — are in every yarn store, groups of gals meet at hundreds of Stitch ‘N Bitch knitting groups that have sprung up around the country, and there is even a line of affordable yarns that bears her name. In other words, Debbie Stoller is pretty much singlehandedly responsible for the hipster knitting craze that swept the 2000s.
So, naturally, when I heard Debbie Stoller had published an advanced knitters’ pattern book, called Stitch ‘N Bitch Superstar Knitting, I knew we had to chat (despite being one of those fools who hasn’t learned to knit from her first book yet). After the jump, find out what Debbie thinks of being responsible for the 2000s’ knitting craze, why left-hand versus right-hand knitters are like the Crips and the Bloods, and her intense mama pride for what is now 17-year-old Bust magazine. Keep reading »
This week, the temperature dropped enough for our ears to feel the cold. It’s time to bring out the hats and ear warmers but wouldn’t this “Hallowig” hair hat be a more, um, interesting way to keep toasty this winter? Knit yourself a new ‘do by following these instructions. [Knitty via À La Garçonnière] Keep reading »