Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Long and Winding Road

Gentle readers, I apologize for my absence in the last few weeks. I have a very good reason, I assure you.

Three weeks ago, I fell down the stairs in my building and sprained my ankle. I haven't felt much like blogging. But, being forced to stay at home has given me the opportunity to get a lot of knitting done. I have finished the Icarus shawl! unfortunately, I've been unable to block because of the the crutches I have to use to get around.

I have also finished the Sophie top. Photos to come soon!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

At Last

It seems like every few months some major publication has to come out with an article about how knitting isn't just for grandmas anymore. Duh!

Finally, The New York Times has an article that really understands the desire of crafters to create unique and functional items. It makes the astute observation that not only are DIYers inspired by high fashion (see Marc Jacobs designs in Vogue Knitting), but that major designers are inspired by independent artists as well. It also mentions that individual craftspeople, including those on Etsy, are likely to lead the cutting edge of fashion.

Please read the article and leave a comment. I'd love to hear what you guys think!