Thursday, July 27, 2006

Public Service Announcements

I have been knitting, but my progress is not exactly blogworthy. One of the straps on the Roundabout Tank got a little longer before I wearied of it again. One of my Calla Lily socks is at the toe. I have almost finished the gusset decreases on the first Waving Lace sock. As Chris Farley might have said, well la-de-fricking-da. So, instead, announcements!

Eve of Needle Exchange contacted me about a blog carnival that she is planning, entitled Yarnival! I was not familiar with the concept of a blog carnival, but she helpfully explained that they periodically compile and reprint individual posts from many blogs on the same topic. What a great way to discover and sample new blogs! She is seeking submissions for the first edition; the deadline is August 4th. All the details you need to submit are here. Everyone is invited to submit. Her goal in particular is to broaden the audience of "smaller" blogs.

Just on the off chance there is someone who reads this blog who does not also read La Grumperina, I will inform you that she is spearheading a grassroots consumer movement to persuade Skacel to produce pointier Addi Turbos for laceknitting. No stab in the dark is this (no pun intended); the company is considering offering such a product. If sharper Addis are the needles of your dreams, click here to read Grumperina's post on how to let Skacel know.


Blogger Jennifer said...

A blog carnival sounds like a great idea! Reminds me of the club carnivals at high schools.

3:54 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

Blog Carnival! You really learn something new every day!

4:00 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

The yarnival sounds cool. I'll have to investigate that!

As for the Addi's - I'm all for sharper ones as long as they will be adding them to their line and not replacing the needles they already make. Good sharp circs are something lacking in the needle world but they won't be suitable for everything.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

I emailed the Skakel ppl yesterday and got an email back last night - didja get one? They are not planning on discontinuing the Addi's that they have now, just adding to the line. :o) SO cool.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

great inspirations! love both ideas! thanks for the links laura ;)

10:14 AM  
Blogger Carola said...

Thank you for the links. Of course, like everybody, I had seen Grumperinas mini-movement but forgotten to take action. Thanks for reminding. The Carnival concept sounds really interesting.

2:23 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...

So THAT's what a blog carnival is!
Thanks for the scoop!

6:01 PM  

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