Thursday, March 5, 2009

In Through The Front Door...

...once around the back, peek through the window, and off jumps Jack! If you are a knitter you will recognize the phrase. As a newbie, just off the turnip truck beginner, I managed to get through a stitch or two with that phrase. I have found knitting quite zen-like. A great way to calm the mind with the meditative practice of working the needles and yarn. Now, with the onset of several sustainable yarns you can feel at peace while also giving a nod to the planet.

At Purl in New York City you can find bamboo and organic cotton fibers, while Mango Moon Yarns, working to change the world one stitch at a time" sells yarn and thread from discarded saris and sarongs. Lana Knits Designs carries a luxurious hemp line that is both durable and nonshrinkable, and vegan knitters can get their groove on with Soysilk hypoallergenic and vegan fibers made out of the remnants from tofu manufacturing!

You can find more information on working with these fibers and knitting tips here. So grab a nice, comforting cup of tea, sit on down and get Jack jumping off the needles.

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