WWW: “Do Knit Disturb”, World Record Knitting, and a “Jumper Pouffe”
Some knitting, some crochet – but still entirely yarny: a hotel in Brighton, UK, has unveiled its latest theme room: “Do Knit Disturb”. The work of designer Kate Jenkins, it’s guaranteed to keep you warm – and amused – during your stay. Great photos at the link and more details here.
Amusing collision: the fall edition of the Creativ Festival was held in Toronto this past weekend, at the downtown Convention Centre. All was well and good until members of a local crochet guild, the Toronto HookUps, got misdirected, and ended up in the exhibit hall next door, which was hosting the “Everything To Do With Sex Show”. Article slightly NSFW.
And if you’re looking for something to do with a worn-out or moth-eaten old sweater, consider turning it into a “jumper pouffe” – a knitting-covered footstool. How-to instructions at the link.
Update on a story that was making the rounds last week: vets helping with the clean-up after an oil spill off the coast of New Zealand had originally asked for knitters to contribute some sweaters to help protect the skin of penguins who have lost their feathers due to oil damage. They report that they have received more than they can use. This reminds us of an important thing: before you contribute your hard work to any cause, please do check with the organization to confirm what they need.