Have you ever checked it out? The Bleubird Vintage blog is great for art and design inspiration, and also, the latest post has some amazing links to yarny goodness - I’ve nabbed some pics below, but be sure to read it for some good crafty goodness everyday!
How do non-knitters handle stress? I mean, I know they must do something, since it’s not like I see them all weeping on the bus all the time, but when everything in their lives is all messed up, what is the thread of sanity and sameness that runs through it and keeps them from being a lunatic? Does knitting attract people who need something to moderate stress more than others? Do you think that you use knitting to moderate your behaviour, and in this spirit of this shirt (I knit so I don’t kill people) do you think your behaviour would be different if you didn’t?
Thoughts to renovate (and knit) by.” —More wisdom from the Yarn Harlot. (via stitchesandpurls) (via amyjanebexplainsall)
Having been a dedicated knitter all my life, I’ve been totally won over to the side of crochet this year. TEAM CROCHET! YAY! It’s way way easier than knitting - much quicker, and you can be more creative - unless you’re a dab hand with things like double ended needles (ahem) or circular knit, all you can basically do is go in straight lines. But with crochet you can make corners - circles - you can make a box if you really wanted to - and all with just one hook. It’s pretty cool. Plus you get to make granny square blankets, which are just the MOST AMAZING THING in the world.
For those than are interested, I thought I’d pull together some of the better crochet links I’ve come across in my quest to learn….
Sarah London. She is some kind of psycho yarn art extraordinaire. She regularly posts tutorials on her blog, like this one for a colourful crochet grocery tote, and runs an international crochet workshop (by post) called Hip to Hook. All deets here: http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/
The Purl Bee. Great blog which features loads of great crochet tutorials, as well as every other kind of crafting under the sun. http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/
And Ravelry. Of course.
Enjoy! And if you find any other good ones be sure to let me know