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Mar 15, 2010
Thanks, Kala! I'm not crazy about it due to the splitting issue I mentioned in the review on VeganSAL, but once done, they are very soft and cozy. Interested in veganism and/or knitting? Visit my blog at www.veganknitting.typepad.com
Hi Jessica, That's great! I stopped doing it when I got sick but am about to start again. The only problem is that Portland is such a rainy place and I need to get a rain jacket with vents because when I ran with my current rain jacket, it was like running in a sauna! Emily Interested in veganism and/or knitting? Visit my blog at www.veganknitting.typepad.com
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2009 on Hello exercise! at Vegan Knitting...and then some
Thanks! If I'd been less lazy, I could have gotten a lot more fresh blackberries for free. Luckily one of the families I work for did and made blackberry jam, so I was able to trade a few jars of my blueberry jam for blackberry.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2009 on Berry Good Times at Vegan Knitting...and then some
Hi Sirine, Thanks for your comments and questions. I understand about the various environmental impacts of the fibers I choose to use and here are my thoughts: 1. Choosing to engage in a craft hobby means that I'm choosing to use "stuff". 2. I can then either choose to buy new or used items to use in my craft. I tend to use about 70% used, 30% new items. This means that I buy yarn from other knitters, from thrift stores, at yard sales. I buy used or trade needles. And I have an interchangeable set so that I can use it for almost any project instead of buying more needles. 3. When I do buy new, I look at what I really need, and try to buy more sustainable items some of the time. Conventional cotton, acrylic, nylon, and conventional wool are all processed using lots of water and chemicals, and some use oil which is completely non-sustainable. Bamboo isn't any worse than they are. So I buy organic cotton when I can, and try to use as little synthetic fibers made from petroleum products as possible. 4. With all of that said, I'm not worried about the amount of bamboo yarn I use, especially when most of it is bought from other knitter's stashes. And given the rest of my lifestyle which is extremely environmentally-aware, I don't really worry at all. All my lights are CFL, I don't buy new clothing, I recycle everything, I compost, I don't eat meat, I eat all organic food, I use cloth napkins, I use cloth menstrual pads, I could go on and on. So unless you are going to live a lifestyle like that, and then extend it completely to your yarn, some bamboo here and there is pretty small in the scheme of things. 5. With *that *said, there are many other vegan fibers you can knit with if you feel uncomfortable about bamboo, keeping in mind that almost all yarn is dyed with chemical dyes and bleached with chlorine. Hemp, linen, soy, ramie, rayon, tencel, seacell are all made from vegan fibers. Interested in veganism and/or knitting? Visit my blog at www.veganknitting.typepad.com On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 8:36 AM, wrote:
Thanks Mihl! I dearly love pesto myself and although we'll get a decent bunch of batches from our basil, next year I intend to grow a lot more to freeze over the winter.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2009 on Pesto Pasta at Vegan Knitting...and then some
The pirate photo is so cute I think I'll explode.
Toggle Commented May 5, 2009 on her weekend list at SouleMama
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