The winner of the Lisa Souza BFL sock yarn is comment number 742, Bridgette.
Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to the wonderful fiber folk for donating prizes!
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.Â The collection includes lithographs, engravings, photogravures, magazines, children’s books, and ceramic plates, all showing knitters in action.Â 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.