WWW: 2 Million Strong; Woolly Festivals; Celebrity Knitter Alert; Tanis Winner

More of us every day!

Millions of congratulations to our friends at Ravelry, who have just hit 2,000,000 users.

A thought-provoking piece on the Guardian. The author ponders knitting as a way to ‘escape from the crushing relationship’ she had with retail clothes shopping.

Sheepy fun for all

Planning ahead: the details of British Wool Weekend 2012 have just been announced. Held September 1st & 2nd in Harrogate, Yorkshire, it promises to be an excellent weekend celebrating all things woolly.

Of course, if you’re on this side of the Atlantic, the Dutchess County Sheep & Wool Festival  (a.k.a Rhinebeck) is held October 20 & 21st.

Have you seen the Knitter’s Reader’s Choice poll on About.com? Vote for your favorite knitting website, needles, designer, yarn company, and your favorite book published in 2011.

Worth a visit, in person or virtually.

One of my favorite knitting websites is the Victoria & Albert Museum Knitting collection. The site is remarkably extensive, featuring wonderful photographs of fabulous items in their knitting collection, interviews and articles. Some of the items date back to the 16th century (and a couple even earlier than that).

Celebrity knitter alert: Catherine Zeta Jones is one of us!

Congratulations to Julie V. in Missouri, she won the Tanis Fiber Arts Velvet Morning Giveaway! A huge thank you to Tanis for providing this generous prize.

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8 thoughts on “WWW: 2 Million Strong; Woolly Festivals; Celebrity Knitter Alert; Tanis Winner

  1. Brandi

    I am thankful I never had an addiction for shopping but I did smoke. Knitting and spinning gave something for my fidgety fingers to do as I quit.

  2. april

    what if i love knitty, ravelry, and yarn harlot equally? i don’t know what to do!!! all three sites rock my world. i love ya knitty!

  3. Kathy in KS

    I’m in agreement with April. I discovered Knitty ages ago searching the interwebs for “free knitting patterns”, then a book I bought introduced me to the Yarn Harlot, who later informed me about Ravelry via her blog. Frankly, asking me to vote for one favorite website is akin to asking me to pick a favorite child!

  4. Kathy

    I am a sad, sad, sad panda that I didn’t win the Tanis giveaway. Sigh. I like the understated way you mentioned the contest. Congrats!

  5. Kristi

    I love the commentary from The Guardian. It’s just the way I feel about learning a craft; it connects us to both the past and the future and gives a sense of the worth of an object or garment.

  6. Laurie

    I look forward to the new Knitty everytime it comes out and you never disapoint me. Always find something new and fresh that I want to knit.

  7. Mollie 'scoutrmom'

    I was lucky enough to visit the V&A some years back when a featured exhibit was the work and inspirations and swatches of Sasha Kagan, whose intarsia crossed with fair isle technique intrigued me. I also loved seeing the scrap of knitting that may date back to ancient Egypt, and the Victorian thread knitting at 22+ sts/inch. Thanks for letting me know it’s online!

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