Out of memory (not me this time)

We’ve used a number of methods to create the charts that go in the knitting books that Nomad Press has published so far. For the revised edition of Knitting in the Old Way, we had access to Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’ original ink drawings, and she was able to draw most of the new charts and sweaters … Read more

Reading notes: Extraordinary Knowing

I just read an interesting book. This isn’t a proper review; it consists of a few reading notes. The book’s borrowed from a distant library and (1) I need to return it and (2) I need to get on to other things. The little rebellious exceptions of spooky action at a distance. . . . … Read more

Blog tour: Ethnic Knitting Discovery

Here’s a list of the hosts for the blog tour for Ethnic Knitting Discovery: The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, and The Andes, by Donna Druchunas, published by Nomad Press. 10/1 CRAFT Blog: The very active CRAFT Blog is the online companion to CRAFT magazine. Natalie Zee Drieu interviews Donna about Ethnic Knitting Discovery, focusing on research … Read more

Where the musk oxen went last Wednesday night

Late last year, some dear friends gave me a pair of earrings. They’d watched Arctic Lace come together from first idea to finished, now award-winning, book. (That’s Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by Alaska’s Native Knitters by Donna Druchunas. I edited the book, designed its interior layout, did the technical production, and published … Read more

Abby Franquemont on “should everyone spin?”

If you haven’t seen and read Abby Franquemont’s recent post on whether everyone should spin, and why, you may want to check it out. Make sure you have a few minutes for reading and thinking before you click that link, then go have fun. Yep. That’s it.

Ethnic Knitting Discovery: Featured in Interweave Knits / Holiday Gifts 2007

This is fun! The Holiday Gifts 2007 issue of Interweave Knits features sweaters designed using the templates for Projects 8 and 9 from Ethnic Knitting Discovery: The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, and The Andes, by Donna Druchunas, in both adult and kid sizes. (Project 8 is the Norwegian boatneck pullover and Project 9 is the Norwegian … Read more