WWW: Contest Winner, Watery Yarnbombs, More Knitting Men

The winner of the Hiya Hiya needles is Katie from Austin, Texas.  Thanks to Hiya Hiya North America for a wonderful giveaway!

Decorating the waterfront.

Visitors to Auckland, New Zealand, attending the Rugby World Cup – or indeed those with no interest in rubgy at all! – have been enjoying a number of arts and culture events as part of Art Week Auckland, the Real NZ Festival, and a number of other great events. A key event was the Woolly Walkalong, Knitty Graffity’s large scale yarnbomb around the Devonport Wharf. Ninety knitters from nine countries contributed – pieces included a giant squid and Cornish pasties from England’s Graffiti Grannies.

Three Irish Girls' owner and creative director, Sharon McMahon.

A nice profile of yarn dyer “Three Irish Girls in a local Duluth, Minnesota newspaper. The article provides a great peek into the business of being an indie yarn dyer and being a full-time yarnista… And just look at those colors!

A 20-foot yarn-bombed boat embarked on its maiden voyage this past weekend as part of an arts festival in Bristol, UK.

We want everyone to do it...

There have been a spate of reports of male knitters of late… some of them have a bemused or even surprised tone – this Guardian article, although overall very positive and supportive, still seems to find it remarkable that knitting has crossed the gender divide.

Others, more pleasingly, just accept it as a fact of life… For example, knitting gets a very casual mention in the list of hobbies of reknowned classical conductor Colin Davis.

And then there’s knitting so that the men can show their colors: the John Lewis shop in Sheffield hosted a knitting class especially to teach men how to knit so that they could make their own scarves to celebrate derby day in the city – when the city’s two football teams play against each other. I can only assume that knitters would have been given a choice of appropriate colors for the scarves, depending on which team they support, Sheffield United or Sheffield Wednesday…

Do Canadian sheep have an accent?

If you’re in Ontario, and didn’t make it to Rhinebeck this past weekend, the Woodstock Fleece and Festival takes place this Saturday at the Woodstock Fairgrounds, near London, Ontario.

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2 thoughts on “WWW: Contest Winner, Watery Yarnbombs, More Knitting Men

  1. Brandi

    I’ve taught all of the men in my family including my hubs to crochet or knit.(of course I had learn how to shoot a rifle but that’s another story)

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