The only challenge is to decide which sweater to wear....
Tomorrow, Thursday, February 9th, is WWF Sweater Day in Canada. WWF asks us to turn the heat down and put your favourite sweater on – you don’t need to ask us twice!
The initiative is to help WWF take action against climate change, and work toward a sustainable future.
Sweater Day is a fun way to make Canadians rethink how we use energy and how much we use… WWF says that if every Canadian lowered the heat a few degrees this winter, it’d be like taking 300,000 vehicles off the road!
You can even book a reminder call from one of a group of grannies.
The promotional posters for Sweater Day were created by a local Toronto team, aided by friends of Knitty Jasmine CirjanicÂ and the gang at The Purple Purl. The photographer provides a great behind-the-scenes view on his blog.
Amazing resource alert: a hat sizing table. And not just head circumference, but also lengths – very important for figuring out how long hats & earflaps should be!
A great Kickstarter project… Knitting the World together. Bonnie Kate Wolf, a knitter and art student in London is raising funds to help her knit a 7 foot wide map of the world. The map is her final project for her degree at the London College of Communication. She’s raising funds to help her buy the 6000 yds of yarn needed. Contributors will receive a high-resolution image of the final map.
The amazing thing is that the knitter only picked up needles for the first time a year ago!
Happy Fleece buyers at Woolfest
Planning ahead for the summer, Woolfest 2012 has been announced. Friday and Saturday June 22 & 23 in Cockermouth, Cumbria, the event promises lots of excellent fiber fun. From fleece animals and rare breeds, through fleece, tops, craft equipment and materials, to finished clothing, accessories and unique hand-crafted woollen goods, there is something for every fiber enthusiast.
Wonderful story from Australia about the resurgence of wool as both a luxury and practical fiber in clothing... Over three quarters of Australia’s wool last year – over $2 billion’s worth – was sold to China for use in the clothing industry.
Awesome video of an experiment conducted in space, using a static-charged knitting needle. Â Although we do sort of resent the implication that knitting needles would be otherwise uninteresting in space. Â I mean, honestly, I think knitting socks would be an ideal way to pass the hours on the journey…