The very happy winner of the Clara Parkes book collection is Rhonda from Salem, Massachusetts. Thanks to Potter Craft for the wonderful prize!
We were excited to hear that the the Microprocessor Socks that were published in the Deep Fall issue of Knitty have been selected for the exhibition Sticks, Hooks, and the Mobius: Knit and Crochet Go Cerebral. The Exhibition runs January 8-Feburary 5 2012 at the Williams Center Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA.
In the words of the curator, Susan Huxley, The exhibit will highlight “science-based works, called â€œgeekâ€ knit or crochet. Breathtaking three-dimensional descriptions of the hyperbolic plane, Lorenz manifold, and mobius are at the forefront, but biology, chemistry, and physics are not far behind.”
Congratulations to Heatherly!
A nice story about a family continuing a tradition started by their late mother, knitting mittens for children. Judge Donna Muza of Wisconsin started the project in in 1979, when she took up the judicial bench, and continued it to her retirement over 30 years later. After her death, her daughters picked up the needles to ensure that, as before, no child would have cold hands. The family donates 300-400 pairs of mittens every year, knitting year-round to ensure they have sufficient supply.
Knitting group The Materialistics have completed their latest exhibition, “Once Upon a Time“, on display now at The Customs House, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, UK. It features knitted recreations of iconic childrenâ€™s stories such as Alice in Wonderland, The Gruffalo, The Wild Things, The Jungle Book, and Hansel and Gretel. Exhibit info here.
The Dutch word “Wildbreien” – “wild knitting” in English, a term for yarn bombing or graffiti knitting, has been nominated by the Dutch Institute of Lexicology as the most beautiful new word in the Dutch language for 2011.
Looking for last minute gift ideas for a knitter in your life? Have you been reading the Yarnharlot’s blog this month? Every day she has had a list of gift suggestions for knitters. Some are big, some are small, some are high tech, some are simply – all are brilliant and would be entirely welcome in the home of any knitter!