I recently got some Tenacious Unicorn yarn in the post from an alpaca ranch owned and operated by five trans women and I love it so much I wanted to give them a shout out. Their Etsy shop is here and their Patreon is here. If you can afford to it would be great to support them!
The folklore among knitters is that everything handmade should have at least one mistake so an evil spirit will not become trapped in the maze of perfect stitches. A missed increase or decrease, a crooked seam, a place where the tension is uneven - the mistake is a crack left open to let in the light. The evil spirit I want to usher out of my knitting and my life is at once a spirit of laziness and of over-achieving. It’s that little voice in my head that says, I won’t even try this because it doesn’t come naturally to me and I won’t be very good at it.
“So following Ravelry’s recent update, I was browsing dark-mode browser extensions I could use to make everything less… violently bright but none of the extensions I found were applying to the site fully, so I present to you: Readable Ravelry, a browser extension to make the new Ravelry readable for those sensitive to light/brightness.
You can still flip back to old Ravelry in your settings (and this extension will kind of work with it lmao), but I still found old Rav bright so I thought, “what the hell, why not just make a dark theme”. lt’s essentially just a detailed recolour of new Ravelry that allows for those who struggle with bright/light themes to browse comfortably! It uses the Solarized Dark palette created by Ethan Schoonover, which was designed specifically to be low contrast and reduce eye strain, allowing for comfortable reading/browsing. I, ironically, gave myself a migraine working on this lil project, but I can confirm that once everything was in Solarized, browsing was much less painful lol This extension works in tandem with the accessibility features Ravelry has already pushed out as well, so hopefully this final touch is enough to allow most of use to browse comfortably— after all, the holiday season is like 4 months away so ppl need access to Ravelry ASAP.
You can find this extension on the Chrome and Firefox web stores by searching its name, “Readable Ravelry”. This extension was developed for Chrome, thus it works best with the Chrome web browser. The extension is applied smoothly; Ravelry stays nice and dark while you browse 👏
I have also made it available for Firefox so it can be used as an add-on in the mobile browser for on-the-go crafting needs, but please ⚠️DO NOT⚠️ use the Firefox extension if you are sensitive to flashes! Firefox does not apply extensions as smoothly as Chrome does, so when a page loads, it will load the og page and THEN quickly apply the extension– creating a small flash of brightness :/ Hoping to find a fix for this soon!
I hope this helps until tide y’all over until Ravelry can release an actual good quality dark mode!”
yaaass please post a pic when you can i love seeing the things you make with yarn!!! i’m a new crocheter and seeing the last piece you posted was such inspo🥺 so determined to have that skill !!
Behold my Fall themed Granny-square Cardigan~ 🧡❤️💛🤎
Trying to teach myself to knit. The repetition is so soothing. But purl stitch? Agh. Next thing will have to be in the round because I’m not sure purling is for me. Also, I feel a little like I’m cheating on crochet? Is this a thing?
reblog this with your star sign + what color yarn you’re attracted to. yknow. the color that you see in the store and go “dont buy more yellow yarn we have yellow yarn at home”. the yarn that you buy and bring home to add to your stash and go “why did i buy green yarn AGAIN.”
Poison Ivy costest with an outfit I made for school. I repurposed yarn from a blanket, skirt, and sweater then restitched it into this. I think I’ll add more details and bring this to a con! This was one of the last pieces I was able to make with my normal worsted weight and fine yarns before my hands got worse.
I did a weird thing called emailing a stranger, and long story short we’re looking at a potential alternative to etsy: Indiewool. I’ll reblog a link to the prototype so tumblr won’t eat it.
If you or someone you know sells yarn or fiber crafted items on etsy and are thinking of switching because of the bs fees, get in contact! We need people to help figure out the logistics, and you could help shape how the site is run for vendors.
We also need:
Someone to help with the legal stuff of online selling
Someone to write out all the junk that the site will need (mission statement, shipping standards, etc.)
A social media manager
Advertisement and marketing (which I’m lowkey doing with this post I guess)
Edit: We now have a discord! Link in the notes so tumblr doesn’t nerf me.
Have any of ya’ll ever encountered someone selling something knitted or crocheted that was definitely designed by someone else? What did you do?
Many designers place some sort of “for personal use only” “do not use for commercial purposes” at the end of their patterns. Although gods know if that actually means anything. Especially with patterns being online and countries having different copyright laws.
📷 A quick progress shot of my Mini Skein Merriment Shawl by totallyradjess. I’m using the My Favorite Murder mini skein set from Dragon Hoard Yarn . 🧶 This project has been keeping my hands busy during these past few weeks. One more stripe section to go! Guest appearance by Holly.
I never really understood the power of names until I became utterly convinced that a yarn called “Wandering the Moors” is somehow prettier than a yarn called “Green With Speckles of Brown And Gold In It”