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Knitting blogs/crochet blogs wanted!

Originally posted by loveknittingcom

Ok, I’ve been scrolling my dash for 10 minutes and didn’t hit a single knitting/crochet related post. WHAT IS UP??? Clearly I need to follow more! Knitters, crocheters, people who do crafts: ANNOUNCE YOURSELVES! Let’s take this follow train on the road and make a master list of active crafters in tumblr! Reblog and comment so we know you’re there! I need creative people to follow and I’m sure lots of people in tumblr do too! 

don’t ask me to knit things for you! esp if yr going to be a pushy impatient ass about it! like, i know i knit slowly (largely bc i end up having to take large breaks thanks to sore hands, other responsibilities, general life stuff? y’know?) and i’m generally fine w it when i’m just knitting for myself to like relax and unwind at the end of the day. 

and i let people know when they ask me to knit something for them that it’ll probably take a long time but inevitably they start getting all weird and impatient and saying stuff about how it’s taking too long and “other people knit things faster!” which thanks for making me feel like shit but also if you don’t like how long it’s taking me then fucking do it yourself? or ask someone else? stop ruining my happy relaxing thing just bc you want something for free ffs

things that right make me angry: people being all “BISEXUALS IN ‘STRAIGHT RELATIONSHIPS’ AREN’T EVEN REALLY BISEXUAL AND DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T GO TO PRIDE OR LGBT SPACES BECAUSE THEY AREN’T OPPRESSED!!!!!!” like honestly what the hell. i am bisexual and just bc i am dating a man…….. doesn’t mean i’m not bi……. like that’s the fucking point ur meant to be attracted to all genders like wtf just because i’m dating a man does not mean i’m straight and it pisses me right off when people try to say we shouldn’t be allowed in lgbt spaces because of it… wtf

Tbh the whole argument that Yuu and Mika canonly see each other as brothers because they call each other family is kind of a moot point because I think it’s made very clear in the series that their definition of family is not the traditional one at all, but more of a loose term that relates to people closer to them based off emotional bonds rather than blood, and has no strict definition of familial roles.

I mean, look at Yuu. I doubt he even really KNOWS the traditional definition of family, because his first family was absoloutly shitty at modeling that for him, so he never really learned what it was: he just had a vague concept of it, and that was pain and parental abuse. And then he’s put in the orphanage, where some kid he barely knows comes up to him and claims that everyone in the orphanage is family, despite his shitty past with it. Which, again, isn’t the traditional family setting at all, and it’s a rhetoric driven by an old lady and a bunch of kids who also have like, no real concept of what a family usually is because they were all in homes that were horrible to them. And then the apocalypse fucking happens and boom, Mika and Yuu and Akane are turned into basically parental figures despite how young they were- which, again, is not the normal premise for a family by most people’s terms. And then Ferid slaughters everyone and gets Mika turned, and Yuu is introduced to the JIDA’s rhetoric of ‘everyone here is your family, protect them with your life’, which is, again, not the traditional setup for a family at all. He wasn’t raised in a setting that fits our mental set of what a family really is, therefore it’s poor reasoning to automatically assume that his definition of a family works the same as ours.

(This applies to Mika as well, though I believe that he has a better grasp on the traditional definition of what a family is than Yuuichirou- he just doesn’t care that much for it because it doesn’t really apply to him.)

In addition to this, 'family’ is a loose term in itself. More traditional families (as in groups of closely-knit blood relations) varies from group to group, person to person, and culture to culture. Some people call only their blood relations family; some don’t. I personally consider my queerplatonic partner, for example, to be my family moreso than I consider my father or distant blood relations to be. I do not consider them my sibling in any sort- they are the closest I will ever come to a romantic relationship- but I still consider them my family. This is, I believe, the canon state of Mika and Yuu’s relationship, which is something that is not quite romantic (yet; it’s not 'officially’ romantic, though they display hints that say they are romantically interested) but is far above that of a basic platonic relationship, and doesn’t stray into a sibling-like category. I mean, if you interpret them as otherwise because of personal reasons it’s fine, but going around stating that they *canonly* consider each other as siblings simply because they call each other family is a poor argument due to the fact that their circumstances and definition for family is far different than the norm, and thus cannot be properly compared (not to mention the fact that Akane and Shinoa had their respective crushes on Mika and Yuu despite the fact that they called each other family).

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Time for a little book haul!
All knitting related of course.
Let’s start with #1. Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting. I purchased this as an early birthday present for myself. My hope is that this book helps me through my first foray into fair isle clothing items.
#2. Alterknit by Andrea Rangel. This is a fantastic color work stitch dictionary. Filled with really fun and interested stitch patterns. If you like color work, or have a project up coming, I highly suggest you pick this up.
#3. A book that is all in Japanese so I have no idea what it is called or who wrote it. I will try to find out, because this book is incredible. I stumbled upon it sometime last year, and ever since then I was kicking my self for not buying it. Then finally after checking every single bookstore I came across, I found it again! Lucky for me I think it is popular enough most Japanese bookstores carry a copy. It is another stitch dictionary, but full of charted beauties. Lots of lace and cables, and complex stitches. Very excited to plan something around one of the stitches.

Update on #3. The book is the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida Thank you so much for letting me know! 💕

And that’s all!
Any other knit books I should check out?
Share them with me!

Hey, y’all. I’m a giant reader, so I thought I’d start posting knitting-related book reviews on here. Feel free to give me recommendations!

Here’s what I thought of Clara Parkes’s new anthology, which comes out Sept. 12!

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I’m so skeptical of “writing about knitting” books because the few times I’ve tried knitting essay anthologies, the writing has been unbearably bad (but I’m a big lit snob). This is the opposite!
Each essayist writes in a unique voice that is funny, honest, and/or raw, and the large majority of the essays have great pacing. Who knew so many people in the knitting world also had writing chops? Oh, yea, they’re creative types.
I especially loved Debbie Stoller’s eponymous entry and all the various jabs at KonMari. Props to Anna Maltz for calling out the “romanticism of poverty” behind minimalism. Definitely recommend to fellow yarn addicts with or without anxiety about their stashes. As someone who recently did a purge but still houses a large yarn stash, I was worried about this being a big self-help, here’s how to organize your life book that would leave me feeling ashamed. Yet, the moral of the collection is “you do you–just don’t become a hoarder.”

I devoured this in one morning, and I only wish there were more stories coming. Clara Parkes, hit me up if you need contributors to a vol. 2. ;) 

introduction!

hey! my name is judi, short for judith. i have lurked in the community for a while now, and this is the fourth studyblr i have made, i hope it lasts longer than the others! 

about me:

-i am 19 years old, a taurus, and istj.

-ravenclaw represent

-from florida, currently taking classes at daytona state college.

-not fluent in anything other than english, my mother tongue, but i am learning spanish.

-i am an english major

interests:

-literally anything lotr related.

-knitting rectangles of various sizes

-yoga and general fitness

-always down for a sushi run!

-houseplants!

why a studyblr?:

- i am the worst procrastinator, and absolutely awful at holding myself accountable. hopefully i will make some friends in the community and some mutual motivation can happen.

-not gonna lie, i’m a huge sucker for studyspo. all your posts are just so pretty!

-i’m working on creating good study habits before the next semester. having a studyblr might increase my motivation to improve my academic skills.

accounts that inspired me to start my own:

@peepstudies @typicalstudyblr @bunnistudies @minimalist-studyblr @procaffeinates @eintsein @productivityplant @studytune @coderscafe @rhubarbstudies @studyingncoffee @thesmartstudies @scholarc

I absolutely love getting custom orders because it usually ends up being something I wouldn’t have thought to make. 💫💫 This is headed off to 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 but I’m sure I’ll be making a LOT more of these. Even if I stabbed my fingers 1,000 times trying to sew on the pom poms💉💉. If you want a knit #balaclava be sure to check out my #etsy

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/502571084/hand-knit-balaclava-ski-mask-superhero?ref=related-2




30 Days of Knitting

Day 1: What was your first finished project?

A basic garter stitch scarf using three colors of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. It was in the first instructional chapter of Stitch n Bitch.

Day 2: What is currently on your needles?

Day 3: Do you have any other WIPs (works in progress)?

Day 4: How did you learn how to knit?

Day 5: How long did it take from the time your learned how to knit, to finish your first project?

Day 6: What is your favorite piece that you’ve knit?

Day 7: Your least favorite?

Day 8: What’s your most challenging project?

Day 9: What fiber or yarn do you love working with?

Day 10: Do you have a favorite pattern or designer?

Day 11: Do you have a “Knitter Hero” or someone that is just way too awesome for their own good? Do share!

Day 12: Where do you keep your stash? Post pictures!

Day 13: Do you have yarn that you love but can’t find a project for?

Day 14: What’s the worst yarn/fiber that you’ve worked with and why?

Day 15: What was your least favorite pattern and why?

Day 16: Have you ever had a knitting related injury?

Day 17: Have you ever had a project that you loved become ruined? What’s the story behind it?

Day 18: Do you knit English or Continental?.

Day 19: Do you watch movies and/or listen to podcasts while knitting? What are your favorite things to knit to?

Day 20: Do you knit in public? Was anyone offended/incredibly happy/curious that you were doing so?

Day 21: Do you knit gifts for friends and family for the holidays or birthdays?

Day 22: Have you ever stricken someone off your to-knit-for list because they didn’t appreciate/take care of your last knitted gift to them?

Day 23: If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today?

Day 24: Have you ever made your own pattern or dyed your own yarn? How did it turn out?

Day 25: Do you have a knitting book or a place where you keep patterns, ideas, size measurements? Post a picture of it!

Day 26: Have you ever been a part, or wanted to be a part of a knit-a-long? What was it? If not, why?

Day 27: How do you acquire most of yarn? Online retailers, local yarn shops, swaps, or large chain craft stores? What’s your favorite?

Day 28: Do you do any other crafts besides knitting? What are they, and did learning to knit come before or after learning these other crafts?

Day 29: Do you have any tips, or things that you’ve learned from knitting?

Day 30: What’s your name on Ravelry? If you don’t have a Ravelry account, why?