Today we had a snow/sleet storm. It has been an odd winter with very cold then very warm and now cold and messy again. We are about 10 days off from the start of lambing. Another reason to get this manuscript behind me.
I've got some interesting links for you today.
• I love that knitting made the cover of Sunday's NYT. Check it out here on MDK. Whatever your politics, that is an incredible scene of pink hand-knit hats.
• Very much liked this from Jen Edwards about why creativity is so important.
• If I were to travel to Scandinavia, I would be sure to visit the home of Carl and Karin Larsson here. Watch a short film from 1916 of the Larsson family here.
• I like this story about Lady Isabella Hertford's DIY addition to her chinoisserie wallpaper - she added cut-out pages for an original John James Audubon bird book back in 1800's.
One of the reasons I'm not designing handknits anymore is because I really don't have much else I want to add to the conversation. When you have a long career and you have a certain style, you just keep repeating yourself. For me, I just couldn't do it anymore. Today I got a couple messages via Ravelry and discovered that one of my designs from the late 80's was featured in the current Classic Elite web-letter here. Nice that they are still pushing the design considering all the "icelandic yoke sweaters" that folks are making again. There are 600 designs on Ravelry. Nothing is new but we all know that, right? Classic designs reappear again and again. Just ask Meg Swansen. See the original pattern here on Patternfish including kids sizing. Still looks good and current. I think it is time for a mohair revival.