WWW: WWKIP, International Yarmbombing Day

Flaming June

The winner of our Flaming June kit giveaway is Maylin from Toronto. Congratulations and happy knitting! Thanks to Lanaknits for the prize.

I'll be in public. You should join me!

Big weekend coming up! Not only is it the start to World Wide Knit in Public Day (which runs an entire week this year!), it’s also International Yarnbombing Day on Saturday.

Knit or be knitted!

Kate will be at Shall We Knit in Waterloo, participating in their activities. There will be a bake sale, nail polish applications (using Soak’s fab new kit), an Indigodragonfly trunk show & dyeing demonstration, sales and other shenanigans. I’m going to be playing Knit Guru Kate, offering assistance to any and all knitting problems for $3 for 5 minutes. (If I can’t answer the question, it’s free!) All proceeds are going to Canadian Breast Cancer research.

Amy will be knitting in the line up at her favourite coffee shop as she waits for an iced coffee, while taking a quick break from working on the next issue of Knitty.

Jillian will be knitting in the car on the way home from her daughter’s diving meet in Louisville, Kentucky and is determined to find a yarn shop between Kentucky and Michigan.

Genuinely a life-long knitter!

A fab profile of the very productive 96-year-old kniter Orpha Querry, who has been at the needles for 85 years! Her eyesight began to fail 8 years ago, and so now she is “only” knitting 25 baby hats a week for donation to a local hospital.

The record for most knitters knitting together in public has once again been broken, this time by a group led by the Dorset WI, in the UK. I love that this bar keeps getting set higher!

An article about fashion trends for the upcoming winter in the southern hemisphere showcases some fun knits, and can perhaps provide inspiration for those of us thinking about projects for the fall….

"The process of knitting is like threading a story."

A great piece about the role of knitting in the Waldorf school curriculum in the early grades.  It’s an excellent discussion of the skills that knitting builds, and how it prepares young children for building other skills.

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3 thoughts on “WWW: WWKIP, International Yarmbombing Day

  1. Bethany

    Jillian, there are two great yarn stores in Bloomington, Indiana, if you’re driving up the center of The state. Both Yarns Unlimited and In a Yarn Basket have beautiful offerings and friendly staff!

  2. Sally

    A suggestion for Jillian. On I-75 in Ohio, north of Cincinnati but south of Dayton is the Franklin/Springboro exit – super easy on and off. Go to the east past the newer stores, and in the small downtown on the right, about a block down, you will find Wooly Bully. Perhaps a mile off the road and you can turn around and go back easily.

  3. Zach

    Wanted to let Jillian know there are some great yarn stores all through Ohio going up I-75. Wooly Bully was mention before. If she takes the 675 around Dayton she can also stop off in Beavercreak, OH (sub-burb of Dayton) right near the intersection of Dayton-Xenia road and Fairfield road there are two stores Fiberworks and The Busy Beaver. A quick google search will get you the exact address for a gps device. Also right outside of Findlay, OH there is the Yarn Farm with a great selection of hand-dyed/handspun yarns as well as a good selection of commercial yarns, though this shop is cash and check only.

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