WWW: Contest! Socktober; Knitting Group Donates 100,000th item to Charity
Bonus contest! Because we love our readers and we love getting cool products into your hands…
We’re giving away a complete set of Hiya Hiya Bamboo Interchangeable Needles, both the small andthe large set.
The small interchangeable set includes 7 sets of tips in sizes from 2-8US (2.75-5mm). The large interchangeable set includes 6 sets of tips in sizes from 9-15US (5.5 – 10 mm). Each set also has 4 cables (2 x 26″, 1 x 34″ and 1 x 42″ cables) a case and needle grips to help with tightening.
1 person will win this package, valued at $159.80.
The usual rules apply for our giveaway: Leave a comment on this post before midnight, eastern time, on Sunday, October 9, 2011. A comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If s/he answers correctly s/he will win our prize.
We heard this week from Kimberly Ligocki, the manager of K2Tog, a local yarn store in Albany, CA. This summer, the K2tog team embarked on a community knitting project that involves the Fish HatÂ as published on Knitty.
K2tog and its knitters have promised to knit a unique fish hat for every student at the local Richmond High School who score proficient or better on their state math exam. GET IT? “ProFISHent”. To date, the knitters have made more than 80 hats and will give them away at a ceremony on Oct 12.
Richmond High is an inner-city school in a city with one of the highest crime rates in the Bay Area. The K2Tog team have embarked on this project to convey their caring support towards the students of this troubled school. And Knitty is so glad that a project we published can help do something important.
To celebrate the launch of eight of STC/Melanie Falick Books bestselling titles as e-books Open Road Media created short video profiles on three of their authors: Andrea Berman Price, Joelle Hoverson and Melanie Falick. The videos are lovely, definitely worth a viewing.
A knitting group in Chesterfield County, Virginia, announces that they have donated their 100,000th item to charity. Amazing! The group has been active for 10 years, and donates to numerous hospitals, homeless shelters, and police and emergency responders.
Color us intrigued… Rockhurst University, in Kansas City, is setting up a Halloween-themed “Mystical Math Room” as a way to engage students and the public in mathematical learning. Activities will include, apparently, a Haunted Batting Cage, Mathemagician, Sudoku and Crazy Mathematical Knitting.