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What started as a quest to find local wool to knit started Californian Stephany Wilkes on a life-changing path. She documents the many steps along the way from sheep to clothing, most important being the lack of infrastructure. Transformed, Wilkes ends up quitting her job in the tech industry to become a full time shearer. Informative + personal: I recommend this to #knittersofLitsy & anyone curious about where their clothing comes from.

Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻♥️ 1w
Cathythoughts I loved the sheep‘s feet / legs ( boots ) and that they are wild mountain creatures 1w
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Lindy @Cathythoughts Yes, the shepherding of land through judicious management of sheep—animals who serve a function in nature, particularly certain heritage breeds—it‘s all very interesting. 1w
Cathythoughts They are so hardy ... we often see them jumping up the mountains & roaming about ... a beautiful sight 1w
Lindy @Cathythoughts 😊🐑🐑🐑⛰ 1w
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“Vendors apologize for not having much (or any) yarn to sell this year, because it smells too strongly of smoke. I want yarn that smells of smoke. Smoke is our terroir this year, the story and taste of our place…”

The part about the devastating fires in California in 2017 has an emotional impact in the epilogue, after readers have come to know the individual farmers and their flocks of sheep who were in the affected counties. #knittersofLitsy

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Goosebumps | R. L. Stine
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Working on my first knitting project ( a Halloween colored cowl) while watching Goosebumps 2.
#Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 2w
mdm139 That is my kids favorite scene 2w
MaleficentBookDragon @mdm139 I LOVED the gummie bears. 2w
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Wanted to knit. Started a pair of leg warmers. Went back to reading and listening to the tagged book.
Started packing a parcel for a friend, made coffee and did some more reading.
Now I'm thinking of either reading some more or winding more yarn cakes, because I am suffering from a serious case of Starteritis (the urge to start a new project, or twenty).

Sometimes all the possibilities are overwhelming. 😜

Caroline2 Starteritus!!!! I have a serious case of that too! 😆 4w
julesG @Caroline2 If only I ever suffered from finisheritis. Lots of nearly done projects lying around, alas, I'll only finish them when I need the knitting needles they are sitting on. 4w
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IamIamIam We're the complete opposite today! I'm trying my hardest to avoid doing anything!!! 4w
4thhouseontheleft Count me in as a starteritis sufferer. 😂 4w
julesG @IamIamIam Guess I'm just restless from resting too much yesterday. 4w
julesG @4thhouseontheleft There are worse things to suffer from. 😀 4w
Allylu Yes! I keep telling myself, “You can‘t start that yet - you aren‘t done with this!” But I keep dreaming... 4w
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The Winds of Winter | George R. R. Martin
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So happy with how my "Winter is Coming" shawl turned out! I can't wait to give it to my friend and see what she thinks. #knittersoflitsy

valeriegeary 👏👏👏 1mo
Come-read-with-me @WhatWouldJaneDo This is lovely! The colours are beautiful - they remind me of a bright winter day! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Come-read-with-me thank you! I love how the colors turned out as well; I am terrible at guessing how my variegated yarns will look when I work with them so it's always an exciting surprise! 1mo
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Come-read-with-me @WhatWouldJaneDo It is a challenge, but this is sumptuous! It makes me want to move back to a climate where I can wear something like it. You did a gorgeous job. 1mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Come-read-with-me it's fairly light so it will work for our Texas winters. I visited family in Maine a few weeks ago and my aunt and I were discussing the differences in our knitting - down here my knitter friends and I mostly make decorative pieces and she's always going for warm wool utility. 1mo
Come-read-with-me @WhatWouldJaneDo Good point. I grew up in Western Canada, so warmth was what I aimed for. Now I live in Southern California and can‘t get off the warmth idea!! Time for a 🧶 reset! 1mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Come-read-with-me yep there are a ton of cool fibers and patterns to keep up with the hobby in any climate! This is the Wild at Heart pattern by Megan Macko, it's free on Ravelry. I also did the stripe version for myself so I'll post a pic of that one once it's done blocking. 1mo
marleed It‘s so pretty! 1mo
TheSpineView I love the colors! 💙 1mo
CoffeeK8 Beautiful! 1mo
Tanisha_A That's lovely! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙 1w
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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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Gotta get those coups!!😎💵 #craftersoflitsy #knittersoflitsy

Knitting from the Top | Barbara G. Walker
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I created this design based on Barbara Walker‘s top-down technique. I‘m heading for Whitehorse this morning and it‘s currently 4 C there, so I am looking forward to wearing my new sweater! 🐑#knittersofLitsy

DGRachel pretty! 2mo
DrawingSustenance Beautiful 👏👏👏😍 2mo
Samplergal Love it! Fellow knitter. I‘m impressed. 2mo
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Cathythoughts Oh I‘d love some cold weather. You‘ll be cosy out in that lovely jumper .. I‘m reading Raven Black set in Shetland at the mo. So I‘m thinking a lot of Fair Isle jumpers ... my mother was a champion knitter .. I never took it up ...( except for the simple teddy bear ) I remember the knitting rhymes she taught me .... AND , so I always love to see your knitting posts ♥️ (edited) 2mo
kspenmoll Absolutely beautiful! 2mo
Megabooks That is gorgeous!! 2mo
Crazeedi You are very talented!! 2mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts I want to know the knitting rhymes! I‘m going to go looking online. Thanks also for mentioning a book set in Shetland; I‘m going to investigate that too. 🐑😊 2mo
Lindy @Samplergal Thanks! It‘s not a complicated pattern, as you can see. (Just a lot of mathematical calculations.) I wanted to use some Pingouin mohair yarn that I‘ve had in the cupboard since the 90s. Unfortunately, in icy colours that no longer appeal, so my solution was to mellow them by plying with a lopi-style wool. 2mo
Cathythoughts I can hardly remember... for the plain stitch it was something like ... “ In through the bunny hole , all around the top , out through the bunny hole & off you hop ... “ 😊. And the book ( first in the Series 👍🏻) 2mo
LeahBergen It‘s lovely! 2mo
Lindy @LeahBergen Thanks! I thought of you when my plane stopped in Calgary earlier today, on the way to Whitehorse. 2mo
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The Line Tender | Kate Allen
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Unknitting is nicer with an #audiobook. I wasn‘t happy with the bottom edge of a sweater I just finished, so I‘m going to redo it. #knittersofLitsy : I‘ve learned that taking out an i-cord is much easier with two different colours of yarn. It‘s almost like I planned for this eventuality.

Cathythoughts Lovely pick of knitting needle & wool ✨✨✨✨ 2mo
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Not reading related, but I finished my latest knitting project. I misjudged how the colors would pool in the yarn I chose but it was a fun pattern to make. Zuzu's Petals on Ravelry. #knittersoflitsy

Crazeedi Lovely!❣ 2mo
LauraBeth I like that pattern - cute! 2mo
cobwebmoth Pretty! 2mo
LeslieO I love the colors! 2mo
Leftcoastzen So pretty! 2mo
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The Need | Helen Phillips
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Doing a little knitting and reading tonight in an attempt to stave off the Sunday Scaries- working on a cardigan and hoping to (maybe?) finish The Need tonight. It's reminding me a *lot* of a movie from last year - I don't want to say which one as it would be a spoiler for both, but I'm curious to see where the book ends up 🙂 #KnittersofLitsy