Agujas. Needles. I grew up watching my grandmother create beautiful afghans with a single crochet hook and a twist of her hand. I would sit at her side and crochet one long chain after another with her colorful balls of yarn. Years later, I learned to knit, to tejer, but with two agujas and I became entranced by the soothing “click click” rhythm of the needles.
Today, I find knitting in unexpected places. There are knitting loops in furniture design, fashion runways, art installations, and even wrapped around trees. Knitting has moved from the parlor to the coffee shop and a new crop of textile designers has arrived on the scene.
Agujas Blog is devoted to the art of knitting. Its purpose is to showcase natural fibers, hand-spinning, vibrant yarns, knit design, and the tools of the trade.
This isn’t your grandmother’s knitting anymore.
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Hello and thank you for liking our post! I love you blog and see that we share similar views about knitting – I look forward to checking in again 🙂
Thanks – likewise!
Hello, I enjoy your post and thanks for liking mine. Knitting is also something I love to do along with machine knitting, crochet, quilting and longarm quilting. I have far too many interests to make all the things I have swimming around in my brain.
I thought that antique sewing machine & cabinet were lovely. I wish I knew what happened to my grandmother’s sewing machine. It wasn’t a cabinet like yours but did have a sort of “desk” or table as part of it. Thanks for stopping by. Looks like we have some shared interests.
Thanks for the like on my blog-post. Not quite adept at knitting – yet – but that is part of the journey. Will be looking into your blog for tips to help me on the journey.
I liked your pics of the “eggplant cactus.”
hi! thanks for visiting my blog. the rhythmic click. click. of the needled is definitely one of the parts of knitting that i love the most too! your photos are fantastic!
I really liked that second skein with the shimmery thread. So pretty.
hi! thanks so much for liking my blog agujas….you’ve got some great stuff too will keep an eye on you! x
That crown of dreads caught my attention!
I look forward to getting to know you better and exploring what you know about knitting, crocheting and spinning.
Thanks. Sounds you like spent a great day at the knitting store. Be careful – it is addictive!
Hello!!! I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” award. You can view your nomination here http://woolhogs.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/awards-gratitude-and-a-sweet-farewell/
You can pass this award on, or just enjoy the fact that your blog is awesome! xxxx
Ladies, thank you so much for including Agujas in such good company. And congratulations to you on receiving the award in the first place!
I love knitting too – and not just the Granny sort! 🙂 You might like to check out my small contribution to the knitted Crown Jewels on display at Kensington Palace! 🙂
I found the pic of the knitted crown jewels in Kensington Palace. You did those?! Wonderful!!
I only did the Little Orb! Lots of different people did each one as each was such a challenge! Have a look at this page of my blog for the one I made!
Have a good day! 🙂
Love it! You did a very nice job. And I love that your nephew(?) carried it. Cute!
Thank you very much! That’s our Grandson 🙂
Hello Agujas and thanks so much for the like on my post. It was my first crochet necklace and I really love it. Hope to see you soon in coisaspequenas because I’ll sure be coming back 🙂
So glad I found your blog and thanks for stopping by.
what a fun and ispiring blog you’ve got here! difficult not to follow 🙂
Thank you for the visit to my blog and the encouragement – much appreciated 🙂
I also have a sweater project for myself that has been stashed away for a couple of years! Hahah! Somehow, I find it more fun to knit for others these days – but I am hoping I will re-visit this sweater project in the fall/winter…so far I have two sleeves!
Your blog space is lovely. I take it you speak Spanish? I love the language and learned to speak it for a few years. I need more practice – he olvidado mucho y necesito practicar mas!
Take care and happy knitting 🙂
I enjoyed looking around. Your lacy scarf is coming along nicely. Y claro que sí hablo español. Gracias por tu visita.
Thanks for liking my “playtime” post! I love your blog and the mix of fiber arts. I look forward to learning about new crafts from you! -Cheers, Deborah
That was an amazing playground. So glad you shared it. Thank you for stopping by.
Thanks for visiting the new blog my group has going. We hope you like it well enough to keep reading. We will have about 6 contributors, so it should stay interesting. I read several of your posts and saw enough to follow your blog.
I will definitely be tempted by a whole bus full of yarn! Thank you for stopping by.
Hello there agujasblog! congratulations! I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Hope you will accept – the rules will be on very next post. best wishes, Philippa
Thank you so much Philippa! I enjoy sharing my love of the fiber arts and travel and it serves as a good “scrapbook” of sorts. So it means so much when others enjoy reading my ramblings. And congratulations to you on receiving the award in the first place.
Thanks for liking my Sheep story. It would be a cold winter without a sweater! I once knitted a scarf from dog hair! Scratchy!
I’ve read about people spinning pet hair and knitting with the yarn. I prefer the sheep!
Thanks for the like on my post Weekly Photo Challenge – Near and Far. I crochet, but knitting for me is like driving a stick shift. I am totally inept.
I love beautiful photography. Thanks to you for sharing your photos.
What a lovely blog you have! I was heartened to see a comment from a non family member on one of my own posts, which brought me here. For which I am very glad. When I am in the midst of a learning meltdown, I will come back here to get inspiration.
Glad you stopped by. I will be on the look out for posts about your adventures in Denmark.
You have a lovely blog! And thank you for visiting mine. 🙂 I have yet to learn how to knit.
Thank you. I’m so glad I found yours. Those baby hats are lovely. That tomato-feta salad – yum! And obviously your dog liked the pet bed. I enjoyed visiting.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking one of my posts 🙂
I love your blog and will definitely keep coming back!
Its really beautiful x
I liked lots of things as I went through it – the bird drawings, circles, stitched wallpaper. I’ll be back as well!
Thanks for checking out my blog. Your blog is great…continue to enjoy, and stitch!
I liked the picture of the abandoned church. Your title is what caught my attention and gives the photo meaning.
I see you are a well-deserving award winner already. However, I’d like to add another one: I’ve nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award! http://fibercrush.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/reader-appreciation-award/
Wow, thank you! I am glad that the things that bring me joy also resonate with others. I appreciate you thinking of Agujas for this award and congratulate you on getting it.
Thanks so much for stopping by carefreecomposition.com. I appreciate the blog love. It’s nice to meet you!
What lured me there was that photo of those necklaces by the Japanese textile artist, and the title of post. Made me curious to see what it was about. I enjoyed looking around!
Knitting is definitely an art! Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by and checking out Travel Oops! Steph
I spent a few hours in Brugge and loved it. Your pictures reminded me of a lovely day there.
Thanks for stopping by http://soknitsome.wordpress.com. I’m very pleased to have found yours – you have some lovely photos, including places that are near to me!
I knew we could relate when i read your post about grandmothers and knitting. If you read my “About” page you’ll see what I mean.
Thank you for liking my blog. I looked at yours and thought it so interesting. What amazing textiles! I just want to say that a few years’ ago I went to visit the Louvre in Paris. Out of all the paintings I saw Vermeer’s Lacemaker was my absolute favourite. So small, but exquisite.
I like the reuse concept throughout your blog. I went when I saw those puffy necklaces and stayed a while to read your other posts.
I love Vermeer and was delighted when I saw this one.
Hi Veronica, Thank you for the like on my post. I’m so happy to have now found your blog as a result. Can’t wait to check it out in more detail. Looks wonderful!
I liked your Pom Pom flowers. So fun!
Thank you for the like on my post.I grew up admiring my mother and grandmother for their knitting skills but somehow never tried my hand at it as i had other interests at that time of my life.Ohh,how much i regret it now 😦 Anyways…i’ll keep following you now now to keep my renewed interest alive.God bless !
It reminded me of a Moroccan tile. I also liked your watercolor abstract, the one you painted for your son. I’m glad you stopped by.
hi dear, thanks for liking my work.It means a lot to me.God bless.
hello! thanks for the ‘like’ on my blog! i am trying to get into knitting, however i find that my patience tends to run short. but your blog is an inspiration! thanks for it. 🙂
So glad you stopped by!
Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’m so happy to find yours! Here’s to doing what we love to do! (I’d love to learn how to knit. But after a feeble attempt, my needles are now quietly resting in my closet. Maybe someday.)
I love granny square blankets but I don’t have the patience to weave in all those ends! I have made a crochet ripple afghan (2 of them actually)!
Thank you for dropping by Mosey and looking at our cat caves.
I have been reading your blog today and I really enjoyed it.
I also shared knitting time with my grandmother and I have some wonderful memories.
So glad you stopped by. I too have fond memories of yarn and sitting by my grandmother’s side for hours on end.
Those cat caves are great! If I were a cat, I would want one.
Happy New Year! I love all the yarn goodness 🙂
Thanks! I look forward to seeing more of your dyeing experiments.
Thank you for liking my post. I assume you liked only my photos unless you can read Japanese. 😉 So I want to tell you a little about my post.
I am still new to Work Press as well as knitting. My boyfriend’s brother’s wife gave me a knitting kit for a beginner as a Christmas present. I tried many times following instruction but failed. I was about to give up knitting, I saw YouTube video. I guess I am making a scarf. The thing in the picture is what I am working on. You can see my struggle.
Your blog postings are lovely and pictures are wonderful. And of course, I can see now that how beautifully done your knitting and the results are. I really enjoyed them all. Thank you!
Yes, it was the photos that drew me in! Love your scarf. You seem to be doing very well for a beginner. Isn’t it fun?! I have to admit that looking through your photos makes me curious. What are the flower petals for?
Verónica! The link to your new blog post doesn’t work. You may already be aware of this. The sampler blanket looks tantalisingly gorgeous and I need to see more of it!
Glad you liked it. It was one of my first projects and I still have it. Do you mind telling me which link?
I think i figured it out. It was probably user error!! It should be there now (I hope).
I can now access it via your Blog but the emailed link doesn’t work. Perhaps it is user error..me!
Thank you or liking my leather sleeve. It is one of my favorites as well…I just like the look of distressed leather. I appreciate any and everyone who still does ‘things’ by hand…too many people today would rather have someone else do it for them (which is good for those of us still making stuff)…anyway, my point is that I like what you’re doing also.
Thank you. I instantly loved the look. I was very impressed at how professionally finished it look. Congratulations on the craftsmanship.
Thank you for liking the post about the hush seat pod! I hope that a lot of other current and future posts will be interesting for you too. 😉
It looked great! I can imagine wanting to just plop into one.
Thanks for visiting my blog, Veronica! Just flipped through yours and love it. So inspirational. Love your photos!
Thank you! I loved the backpack you made for your child. It never would have occurred to me to make one.
Thanks for liking my post, was great looking through your photos. I really miss knitting while on the road. I have a few ideas for projects to get stuck into when I get home now.
I loved your posts on Peru. It’s near the top of places I want to visit. I have images of spinning fiber from alpacas and dyeing yarn in large vats. And then having a fabulous home cooked meal.
Knitting has become quite fashionable nowadays.
It has! I started seriously knitting in my late twenties and was pleasantly surprised with how many other twenty and thirty something’s knitting.
thanks for reading my ramblings; I hope you knit up some lovelies this spring.
I enjoyed it. That photo of the leafless trees in the snow seemed so peaceful.
being tucked away in the woods has its benefits, and the peace and quiet is definitely one of them. yet I’m looking to seeing leaves on those trees- winter has overstayed its visit this year.
Wonderful blog! Glad you found me…thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Great to me you. -K
Likewise! That cartoon was so funny. That’s exactly what I would have said!
Thanks for your ‘like’. Nice to see textiles made by the hands and minds of people on your blog.
I enjoyed reading about the weaving experiments.
Thank you for the like, you have beautiful images here. The photos of the yarn shop made me want to jump on the first plane to China. I can’t resist yarn shops.
I look for them everywhere I go!
Hi Veronica, thanks for dropping so many Likes over at TheseWalkingBoots! Your blog looks fascinating. I recently tried my hand at a little knitting myself. I tried making some little kitten shaped baby booties. They were adorable and I wish I had blogged about them.
All the best
Loved the photos of the bikes and all the shoes, presumably left outside during prayer? I also downloaded “Been” to see what my map looks like. Thanks for the tip!
I see you like “Flesh Powder” and “Cool Wine” mohair scarves, and we really appreciate the likes. We are currently having a sale this week where we’re giving a 10% discount on all products as well as free shipping. Feel free to come down and check it out.
Thanks for the heads up on the sale. The mohair ones looked lovely.
I have nominated you for the leibster award!
Here it is, enjoy x
Thank you so much!
Hi Veronica! I wanted to say thank you for stopping by our blog, kissmytractor.wordpress.com! My mom and I just switched to wordpress from blogger, and we’ve had a warm welcome to this community. You have a lovely blog, and I’ve enjoyed looking through all your posts. I am a neophyte knitter, and love textiles – fabric, yarn, thread. All of it! Too bad I’m not crafty and just hoard the stuff! 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!
I loved the post about sheep!
Thank you so much for liking my Big Knit post on my new blog 🙂 You blog looks gorgeous and I have been inspired by your WIP garter stitch blanket, I never knew you could flat knit on circular needles! I have been wanting to knit a larger blanket and not just sewing squares together, so this will definitely be a future project of mine using circular needles
Glad you liked the blanket. The texture is wonderful but it is a bit boring repeating the same stitch.
I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award
Have fun! x
Thank you so much!
You have a very nice blog here, continue the very great style.
Thanks for your visit and like at my blog.
I love the natural stones you use in your jewelry.
Thank you. I’m happy that you like them.
Hi Agujas! Thank you so much for visiting my illustration blog ^_^. Your blog looks fantastic!!
I really admire artwork. I cannot draw and am so thrilled to see beautiful and quirky illustrations.
It’s funny because I always say I’m missing a part of the brain to knitting… So I admire your work!
Hi veronica — thanks for dropping by my blog earlier 🙂 your knit work is amazing, by the way. The color combinations are very applicable to modern-day wear. It’s really not your grandma’s knitting anymore, as you say!
I enjoyed your travel posts. That is one thing I really liked about this blanket. There’s something very “modern” about it. Thanks for stopping in.
Thanks so much for following my blog! And now, I am following yours. 🙂
Some of your posts resonated.
Hi – Thanks for dropping by and visiting my blog and taking the trouble to Like ‘The Return of Gert’. Much appreciated especially when you have such a beautiful blog. Thanks, Moke.
Gert caught my eye. I also love your backpack. I enjoyed reading your post.
Thank you for stopping by my blog, Verónica. I have been looking at your blog for a while now, and it feels great to have you visit and like my cardigan!
The cardigan is lovely. I’ve been sticking to small projects this year with the goal of making a dent in my stash. I haven’t knit a sweater or the like in quite some time. I do have a blanket in my future though. All the best!
Thank you, and hope the blanket turns out great!
Hello! I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. Details can be found at http://www.knittynerdyandnatural.wordpress.com
Hey, Thanks for liking my post on DespiteOurBestEfforts.Wordpress.com. I had to laugh…I have been slowly working on that blog and I haven’t even shown it to my friends yet, but somehow you found it. Your blog is lovely.
You are welcome. The yarn and rocks activity was interesting. Too bad the crumpled paper one didn’t work out. It looked promising. Thanks for stopping over at my blog as well.