The weather has finally turned in our favor here in the northeast of North America, which puts us in the right mindset to knit outdoors. And just in time to start thinking about World Wide Knit in Public Day.Â This year, it’s not just a day – it’s a week! Events will run between June 9th and 17th, in cities all over the world. The Toronto crew is planning a big day at Speaker’s Corner at Nathan Philips Square. Â A list of events around the world is here.
Knitlympic fever is heating up in the UK: a piece from the Telegraph in the UK about the book â€˜Knitlympics: Knit Your Favourite Athletesâ€™ by Carol Meldrum. Bonus link to a free pattern for Jessica Ennis, complete with Stella McCartney designed gear.
A related piece from the NY Times’ blog about the thorny issue of copyright at it relates to crafting, specifically to do with protection of the Olympic rings image.
A great profile of Toronto yarn shop (and Amy’s LYS) The Purple Purl in working.com, focusing on the realities of running the business.
Knitter Courtney Zurcher created a fun yarny installation and offered learn to knit classes as part of the Big Omaha 2012 conference on innovation and entrepreneurship, held last week.
Kickstarter project for a neat yarn storage device, invented by a Product Design student to help out his girlfriend with her knitting. Even if you’re not looking to support these types of projects, it’s fun to read about the inspiration and the design process.
Yarnbombers struck Norwich City Hall. Fantastic lamp post styling!
Excellent yarn shop name of the week: The Sheep’s Stockings.