I use Google Reader to do this. Since I follow about 40 blogs it really helps that Google Reader organizes them all, lets me know when they've been updated and shows all the updated posts in the same window so that I don't need to open new windows and wait for the blog and pictures to load. I like to think of it as my own custom online magazine.
If you already have a Gmail account it's super easy (if you don't that too is super easy): For blogs that are hosted by Blogger its as easy as clicking on 'follow' on the upper right hand side of the blog (make sure you're signed in). Follow any blog by pressing the rss icon found at the right side of the url address bar. Then when it prompts you to subscribe using Google accept, and then click Google Reader. Any blog or website that you've added this way will show up on your Reader page. Some bloggers (like us) have put the rss button on the side bar of the blog too.
So if you're ready to get started you might as well begin with the local yarn shop blogs. Here are their links, follow away.
Three Bags Full
I love Jane Richmond's newest pattern Georgia. She used local yarn designer, Sweet Georgia Yarns' Tough Love Sock yarn for this elegant design. If you are a 'shop local' fanatic like I am this is the project for you.
You can buy Jane's pattern online at any of the following links
And Sweet Georgia Yarns here on their online shop or at the following brick and mortars in the Vancouver Area
Three Bags Full
Black Sheep Yarns
or if you are on the Island
Knits by the Sea
Mad about Ewe Fine Yarns
or on the Sunshine Coast
Unwind Knit and Fibre Lounge
Wow, Felicia at Sweet Georgia is keeping busy these days.
Welcome to the Vancouver Yarn blog! I see this as a space that exists to celebrate any and all new local patterns, events, products and businesses. Please help me keep on top of all the local talent by submitting new content.
Contribute by submitting (via the form above) an event or new locally designed knitting/crochet pattern, or other newsworthy item and I'll post it here on the blog. Thank you! ~Janna Vallee
Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
I founded Vancouver Yarn in 2008 as a single space to hold as much of the textile awesomeness that I could find in and around Vancouver. Here on the VY blog I mostly share about local events, pattern releases as well as Community Highlights.
Do you have an event, KAL, yarn or pattern release, launch or other thing you want us to post? Just fill out the form at the top of this page, or send your press release to me at
janna (at) vancouveryarn.com