I've decided we need a new topic in blogland. How about Saturday Spin In? We can post what we've spun recently. If you'd like to join in the fun, comment below and I'll add your blog to a list of contributors. Don't have a blog? Email me your Saturday Spin In picture and I'll post it. Don't spin? You need to make a CD spindle at a cost of a couple of dollars. Interweave Knits directions are here.
Knitting in Literature: I'm sure you realize that there is much mention of knitting in the books we read. I am astounded at the number. Check out this list at Woolworks.
Here are samples from the site:
- Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson
- "Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?"
- The Tusk Fairy, Nicola Smee
- A little girl's knitted elephant unexpectedly unravels and the tusk fairy comes to the rescue.
- The Very Thought of You, Lynn Kurland
- An 11th century tapestry-destroying bard learns to knit when transplanted to 20th century Scotland.
- The Veiled One, Ruth Rendell
- Considerable knitting content; the murder weapon is a knitting needle.
- The Twisted Sword (The Poldark series), Winston Graham
- The last book in this series includes a description of handknit stockings and gloves.
- "A Needle for the Devil" is densely packed with knitting.