Archive | January, 2008
some eye candy from outcast

some eye candy from outcast

knitwit waiting for a beer

skeinqueens’s gorgeous Calpotis

memake’s bag, mmmm, orange

angharad’s super slouchy gretel

knithappen’s sewing up pile, sigh….

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Book Review

Book Review

KNITKNIT by Sabrina Gschwandtner

There is nothing more to say than…..buy this book. Whirly and I are fans. This book requires a comfy chair, a cat on your lap (if you have one – otherwise borrow the neighbours) and a big pot of tea. All the designers and artists featured are interesting and inspiring. It is fancinating to read about them and have a sneeky peep into their studios. When you put the book down your head will be swimming with new crazy knitty ideas.

Here are some of the designers featured that I liked:
Freddie Robbins
Dave Cole He knits teddies out of lead and uses JCB’s to make the ultimate knitting machine.
Lisa Anna Auerbach She knits amazing jacquard/fair isle fabric.

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Crafting 365

Crafting 365

As we all know, some of us (mentioning no names) are addicted too crafting but now you can make it a legitimate pastime (not that it hasn’t always been) so when your creative obsessions are challenged just utter the words *I’m part of crafting 365*


knitting on the train memake

Join in and take part

Lupin set up the group and you can read her daily blog updating you on crafting 365 or her recently published article make 2008 your craftiest year.

Or visit the crafting 365 flickr group and see what is going on

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Blah Blah

Check out this months Blah Blah Magazine. Not only is it a fantastic read about whats on in Reading…….we’re in it too! yay.

Thank you Magpienest for her article on ‘Craft in Reading’ and thank you to the lovely Marc at Blah Blah.

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Calm a Llama down

Calm a Llama down


So….WTF are you?
Originally uploaded by eric.genn

Now, I’m not sure if you can make wool from a Llama* but this photo found on Flickr really made me laugh.

* Did you notice my tenuous link there to try to keep my postings relevant to this blog?

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missing you all

missing you all

It is tough but someone has to be doing it:

So far I have been knitting by the pool but last night I missed you all ~ but I was knitting here with my mum making the Gretel beret for Bama to match her new Tank Top for School in the dirgiest regulation green colour ever – so am dreaming of being back with you all, knitting stripes, cakes, strange things although I am quite happy too miss the snow and be here sipping a cold drink by the pool ; )

see you all next Wednesday x x x
love Alabama Whirly

ps that person in the picture is not my Mum who is beautiful too, but my brother´s gorgeous girlfriend who can now knit – am not sure it was the Christmas present my brother wanted ~ girlfriend who can now knit but she is a new addict.

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Knit night – WEDNESDAY 2nd Jan 2008

Knit night is on this wednesday. Same time…..same place.

Happy new year!

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