Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019: Vignettes

Wow. It’s just as well that returning to this post 4 months after I started it, and 5 and a half months after the events I’m talking about, that I can still laugh at the hubris with which I started this post, and yes, I’m leaving it as it was so you too can laugh or at least smile in recognition. When I reflected on blogging in February I noted that last year it was … More Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019: Vignettes

The Cardigan of a Thousand Cuts

As I start writing this post I’m looking forward a week to the debut of this cardigan at Edinburgh Yarn Fest. There were a lot of twists and turns in the genesis of this cardigan but I’ll say right up front – it was worth every one. The pattern is from the Vintage Shetland Project, which I’ve mentioned many times before here on the blog, and from which last years’ ‘Edinburgh Cardigan’, Vaila, was knitted. That … More The Cardigan of a Thousand Cuts

Decompressing: Edinburgh Yarn Festival and Beyond…

Wow, I can hardly believe it’s now 8 weeks since Edinburgh Yarn Festival and I’ve just got round to thinking back on the experience, or perhaps emerging from the thinking and trying to articulate a response. Initially it was just so overwhelming that it took a while to decompress and begin to organise my thoughts. Immediately after the event there was a deluge of reflections from some of my favourite podcasters that enabled those of … More Decompressing: Edinburgh Yarn Festival and Beyond…