WWW: Beautiful baby; challenges!

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A big Mazel Tov to Jess and Casey of Ravelry on the arrival of baby Eloise! Babies are the best reason in the world to knit.

The generous suppliers of the raw material

The geniuses behind Sock Summit, the lovely Steph and Tina, have announced the latest addition to the Sock Summit event list: the Fleece to Foot Challenge.
Two charming sheep, Heel Flap and Gusset, are being brought to the convention center (yes! I know! I can’t wait to meet them!), to be sheared onsite by Amy Wolf.  Teams of spinners and knitters will compete to be the fastest to complete a pair of socks right off the sheep.

More details and adorable pictures of our two wool providers on Steph’s blog, and at the Sock Summit site.

To keep the playing field level, all teams will knit the same pattern, and there’s also a contest to design the pattern to be used, too.

Competitive knitting!

Two friends and keen knitters from Charlotte, North Carolina, have launched Last Knitter Standing, a trivia and knitting skills game. Designed for 2-6 players, knitters spin the spinner and perform the tasks that it lands on. A correct response to a question or successful completion of a challenge means a knitter can knit rows; a incorrect response means the knitter has to rip out rows. The knitter with the most knitted rows at the end of the game is the “Last Knitter Standing.”

Well on their way.

In Lincolnshire in the UK, pupils in a local school are knitting a racetrack to be displayed as part of the Olympic celebrations next year.

And knitters in Saffron Walden, UK, have challenged themselves to knit a maze, as part of a festival to celebrate the famous turf and hedge mazes in the town. One section of the maze is being knit with police “incident” tape.

And not challenging at all, check out the Summer Issue of Petite Purls. This issue features a fabulous collection of patterns for toys and playthings for the little people in your life.

And don’t forget, if you’re travelling, check out the events listings page on Knitter’s Review to help you plan your itinerary…


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7 thoughts on “WWW: Beautiful baby; challenges!

  1. Seanna Lea

    I really like the idea of Last Knitter Standing. Some of us competitive types could really use this to get our butts in gear and try something new.

  2. Crystal

    I thought my little girl would be born wearing knits and learning to knit, that is nothing compared to baby Eloise. She is a cutie.

  3. michelle

    I love “petite purls!” I just recently started knitting little elephants and monkeys. I’m dying to try the little rabbits and turtles! Thanks so much.

  4. Tia

    Hey guys, just wanted to say I LOVE the new archive library! Having the photos makes it so easy when I have a gift idea for someone with a certain style in mind. Have to say your archive was always tops, though, for opening up each link in a new window for comparison.

  5. Meg

    Babies! sweet babies. And I’m up for a round of LKS-last knitter standing any time. Bring on them cats!

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