Knitter's Review
This month sponsored by




Take Clara's yarn class!
learn about yarn from Clara on Craftsy



subscribe to Knitter's Review



Newsletter



Related info

Share the love
Have a blog? Have a button!










Knitter's Review
February 9, 2006


succulent cormo How could a blind flightless moth captivate us for thousands of years? Because it's the Bombyx mori, otherwise known as the common cultivated silkworm.

Emperors coveted it, monks and courtesans smuggled it, farmers paid their taxes in it, and the longest road on earth was created to transport it. And today, we get to knit with it.

Silk is a powerful force, and its presence in a blend of fibers always intrigues me. Three different blends have captured my attention recently, and I'd like to share them with you over the coming weeks. We begin with La Lana Wools' Phat Silk, a velvety strand of wool around which shimmery silk seems to hover as if by magic.

      line

In the Forums: Odd Spots
What's the strangest place you've ever knit in public?

Forgot your forum username or password?

Knittery Loves Company
How exhilarating to be surrounded by hundreds of people who love knitting as much as you do. If you haven't experienced a knitting-related event yet, or are looking for one in your area, check out our online calendar of knitting-related events in 2006. This year is set to be bigger than ever!

As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the forums!


Clara Parkes

P.S. Do you have friends who would enjoy Knitter's Review? If so, don't hesitate to forward this email to them!

line

Knitter's Review Poll

Do you tend to favor specific fibers when choosing yarns?

 Participate in our Knitter's Review Poll and you'll see an instant tally of all the votes.


line

Subscriber Services
Did you miss a newsletter? Don't worry! We maintain a full online archive of all past newsletters.

If you no longer wish to receive our weekly email update, click here to be immediately unsubscribed.

If your email address has changed or you'd like to make any changes, simply reply to this email and provide your updated details.


© Copyright 2000-2006 by Clara H. Parkes. All rights reserved.
Feel free to share this, in its entirety, with others.

Knitter's Review P.O. Box 1617 Blue Hill, ME 04614 207-326-9632




This week's sponsors
Elann.com

Webs

Ozeyarn.com