WWW: Contest Winners; How to Crochet A Bull Cozy; Woolen Octopus Attacks!

The winner of the Lisa Souza BFL sock yarn is comment number 742, Bridgette.

The winner of the Cuckoo Mitten kit using The Loopy Ewe Solid Series yarn is comment number 3005, Eileen.

Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to the wonderful fiber folk for donating prizes!

You thought I was kidding about the octopus, didn't you?

Some truly excellent guerilla knitting (woolen octopus streetcar attack!) in Japan [see right].

A video of the Wall Street Bull yarnbombing in progress – outstanding finishing skills on display.

The Toledo Main Library is hosting a collection of rare and wonderful knitting images.

Rare Purls: Knitting Images from the Victorian Age through World War II, features 85 images and items from the private collection of Ellen Foley, a local resident.  The collection includes lithographs, engravings, photogravures, magazines, children’s books, and ceramic plates, all showing knitters in action.  A portion of the exhibition focuses on war-related items: patterns for knitting for troops from World Wars I and II, and even a replica of a World War II-era Red Cross sock knitting kit.

The exhibition runs until February 1st.

An article from the Times in London about how knitting is part of a program to help schoolchildren from non-English speaking families in the UK improve their English language skills.

Sadly only available on the UK, a BBC program from the series Great British Railway Journeys. The host takes a trip along the eastern coast of England from Filey to Scarborough, and learns about traditional gansey knitting patterns.

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2 thoughts on “WWW: Contest Winners; How to Crochet A Bull Cozy; Woolen Octopus Attacks!

  1. Carrie Richard

    How can a person from the States see that special on the BBC? I would love to learn about Guernsey (which I always spell wrong) knitting.

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