KnitCroBlo 3: One Great Knitter

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Write about a knitter whose work (whether because of project choice, photography, styling, scale of projects, stash, etc) you enjoy. If they have an enjoyable blog, you might find it a good opportunity to send a smile their way.
I'm cheating on this one and listing three - one of whom counts and a knitting superstar and the two who should!

There are a lot of knitters I think are particularly cool. One I'm excited about right now is Cat Bordhi, magical knitting maven extraordinaire.  She comes up with the most interesting mathematical concepts in her designs - possibly because she was a math teacher (or still is? unsure. is this the sort of thing you can give up, or is it like an addiction - once a teacher always a teacher?).  I met Cat at Stitches East in 2008 when I sat at her banquet table.  She admired my Reduce Reuse Recycle, and I about fell over with pride.

Another cool mathematical knitting team is Woolly Thoughts, whose tag line is "mathematics through knitting and crochet." They've got a great line of blankets, but my favorites are the baby toys and math puzzles like the Soma Cube and Tangram.  I'm thinking of making some of these as Christmas presents this year!

I also love that Marnie MacLean is a scientist-knitter.  Her Assets of Evo shorts (available for free - but please leave a donation) honor Charles Darwin!  Marnie has a lovely, simple aesthetic, and she knows how to design for us girls with curves.  Also, whimsy, etc. 

The Knitting and Crochet Blog Week schedule is here.

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