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 sheÂ waits for an iced coffee, while taking a quick break from working on the nextÂ 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. Â It’s an excellent discussion of the skills that knitting builds, and how it prepares young children for building other skills.