Crafting A New Narrative: Why Men should Embrace Knitting

In our societies, prescriptive gender roles still linger and, in some ways, the stoking of “anti-woke” gender wars embed ideas of binary sex and gender even more firmly in social languages. What maketh a man or maketh a woman might seem to have little to do with knitting, but it’s time to redefine deeply embedded … Read more

Discover the Best Places to Buy Yarn in Gothenburg, Sweden

Travelling as much as I do makes finding time to quilt more of a problem due to the size of the equipment, meaning handwork, particularly knitting and crochet, is easier to pack in your day-bag. All three crafts are integral parts of Sweden’s cultural fabric and have long and enduring histories. The presence of so … Read more

Sock Knitting Mistakes

I bit the sock-knitting bullet really firmly in 2020. I think I get it now. As a scarf and blanket knitter and crocheter, sporadically, since childhood, I was a ‘flat’ knitter. However, I wasn’t totally ready for knitting heels around corners! Yarn Hell During the austerity era in Ireland and the UK (2007ish), I needed … Read more