WWW: Zombies, scarves & a Contest!

The always wonderful folks over at Berroco have provided a kit to make the amazing Beatnik sweater by Norah Gaughan, a prize valued at $60-$110.

If you like a chance to win, leave a comment to this post by 11:59 pm, eastern time, tomorrow (Thursday, December 2). If you are chosen, you must answer a super secret question to be declared the winner.

Our winner will be announced on Monday, December 6.

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Zombie gotcha knit!

An outrageously excellent and nerdy art installation at Mediamatic in Amsterdam… participants play a video game – Multithreaded Banjo Dinosaur Knitting Adventure 2D Extreme! – and winners have their achievement knitted into a scarf.  The knitting is done by a Brother knitting machine, driven by code generated by the game itself.

The post contains details on the game and how it was built, as well as some truly wonderful photos of the design and construction process.

Inspirational spinning

Interweave is launching their first spinning emag today. Modeled after Sockupied, their new sock knitting emag, SpinKnit is a multimedia party.

Spinners can travel the world, learning about spinning and knitting in Peru, the Pacific Northwest and upstate New York. Through video, slide show and articles spinners will learn techniques from experts Kathryn Alexander, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts and Judith MacKenzie.

A 10-day initiative at a shopping mall in Riga, Latvia has resulted in a scarf over 107 feet long. Shoppers were invited to stop and knit a row or two (or more) with the goal of producing a long scarf in the national colors of Latvia. The scarf will be divided up and sold off to raise funds for local soup kitchens.

The video is great, with some lovely shots of colorwork and continental knitting!

Scarves for unity.

Special Olympics Minnesota is an organization devoted to providing sports instruction and participation opportunities for adults and children with intellectual and physical disabilities. The organization has teamed up with Red Heart Yarn to kick off the 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project.  The committee is looking to collect 1,000 handmade scarves (knitted or crocheted) for athletes, coaches and volunteers participating in Winter Special Olympics events across the US this winter

More info here.

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2,397 thoughts on “WWW: Zombies, scarves & a Contest!

  1. Amy Scott

    I’m confused by the posting time too, but it just occured to me the maybe ya’ll are not on Daylight Savings time?? I’m Central and my clock says 10:30. Well if I’m not too late, count me in. 🙂

  2. Holly

    Good luck everyone! And that zombie video game scarf looks awesome! I’d be all for a “The Walking Dead” inspired pattern 🙂

  3. janet

    My daughter will look fabulous in this sweater. I will send a picture you can publish when I finish it!

  4. Carol

    The new “look” is awesome; you continue to do magic with this site and it so shows; Knitty Rocks!! The sweater looks fabulous, but the model needs to eat some figgy pudding…

  5. Alison

    Wow! An amazing roundup this week – but I think I missed the draw entry by about 2 hours. 🙁 that’s what I get for not keeping up with my blogroll, I guess!

  6. Tracy O'Brien

    any chance you could say when the time is in the UK? Maybe I should just look it up… :0)
    It is a fabulous jumper, love the neck line.
    hugs to all

  7. Liz Miller

    I know I’m too late for the contest but this project will be my annual “January challenge” (which I just initiated last year). I can’t wait to start

  8. kari

    My daughter and I have committed ourselves to 4 scarves for the Michigan team. Can’t wait for the yarn to arrive (even though it’s acrylic). Go team!! Fighting!!

  9. Paula Wright

    Wow, this is retro. Had a sweater like this when I was kid. Always loved the color. Glad it is back in style!!

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