The very happy winner of the Clara Parkes book collection is Rhonda from Salem, Massachusetts. Thanks to Potter Craft for the wonderful prize!


Geeky, in exactly the right way.

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 “geek” 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!


Giving warmth.

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.


City mouse, country mouse, woolly mouse.

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 children’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!

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2 Responses to WWW: Wildbreien!

  1. Nynked says:

    How can this be? I invented the word wildbreien! Because I was tired of yarnbombing and guerillaknitting. How did this leave my circle of friends?

    Well at least it got nominated…and great minds think alike….

  2. Fleur says:

    It could have been so wonderful to have this ‘wildbreien’ as the word of 2011, but unfortunately the word that was chosen as the word in Holland for 2011 is…. *drum roll* ‘scum town’. Huh? Yes indeed: politicians here in Holland were thinking of developing a special village in the middle of nowhere built with containers (the ones from ships) so that they could put the socially challenged ones out there and others would be rid of them.

    So next time you think of Holland you can think of wind mills and people that invented scum towns. I honestly wonder if the world would be a better place if more people would knit. Both the scum and the politicians… can you tell me in which way they differ?

    Ciao, Fleur

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