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 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.Â Teams of spinners and knitters will compete to be the fastest to complete a pair of socks right off the sheep.
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.
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 â€œLast Knitter Standing.â€
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…