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 FestivalÂ (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.