WWW: Knitty on tap, Sheep for Counting, K/W Knitter’s Fair and Bonus Giveaway!
Because we love you very much, we have another giveaway for you!
If you’re a reader of our reviewsÂ page (and if not, you should be – every issue we tell you about all sorts of fabulous and interesting products to make your knitting and your life better and more fun!), you’ll remember our review of the clever Block ‘n’ RollÂ solution.
Thanks to the generous people at The Bag Smith, we have 6 of them available to give away, each with a value of $59.95.
The usual rules apply: Leave a comment to this post before midnight, eastern time, on Friday, September 2, 2011. Six comments will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If they answer correctly they will each win a kit.
The newly relaunched Yarn Company space in New York City is part yarn gallery and part yarn think tank, complete with two dedicated guest computers. And we’re thrilled that one of them is just for Knitty! The owners, Tavy and Assaf Ronen, say that having a Knitty computer makes perfect sense. “When our customers are just stuck for an idea on a project with a yarn they’ve just fallen for, we know they can find what they need on Knitty… ”
Knitters a little north of New York, in Southern Ontario, are excitedly looking forward to the upcoming Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Fair, being held at Bingeman’s Park in Kitchener on Saturday, September 10th. This annual event is a highlight for many knitters in the area – Amy and Kate included. More details available in the current issue of the KW Guild newsletter.
There are 65 vendors – yarn sellers both big and small – free seminars, a fashion show, door prizes, and the most fun part of all – knit-oogling.
You might recognize the name of one of the speakers…. Kate will be there, talking about her famous “training sock” philosophy, and sharing tips and techniques for knitters to avoid the “horrible first attempt syndrome” when learning new knitterly skills.
A great story, but points off for the terrible puns in the headline… inmates in a prison in New Zealand have taken up knitting, and are donating the results of their efforts to a local women’s shelter.
Since we are very excited by all things Icelandic at the moment, we were tickled pink by this video – sheep for counting, to help you get sleepy.
And we’re enjoying the reappearance of crafts in newspapers, whether in listings for prize winners at local fairs, or as in this case, a pattern giveaway. The Calgary Herald is offering a free knitting pattern to readers. No picture, sadly, but I can only assume there’s one on the actual pattern…