September 15th to 23rd,Â The Bradford Guild of Handweavers,Â Spinners and Dyers will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. A special exhibition is being held at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags, Yorkshire, (a fabulous historic venue, a site both beautiful and very important in the history of textile manufacture) and there will be demonstrations, opportunities to meet and talk to crafters, and see their work.
From the archives of the New York Times, a story from 1908 – “No Yarns of Danger Could Deter This Old Lady”. An encounter between a happy knitter and a safety-concerned train conductor. I love how timeless this story is – I had a similar conversation myself recently.
On a different note, wouldn’t that headline look terrific on a t-shirt… ?
Australian knitter Sue is interviewed on radio talking about a 50-meter (! – that’s 55 yds) scarf that she made to donate to a charity program…. She is a keen charity knitter, making items to be donated to orphanages overseas. Â She admits to knitting in front of the TV, and knits for the pleasure of being able to help others.
I want to join this yarn-bombing group from Northern Ireland – S.O.C.K., Secret Outdoor Crocheting and Knitting– just to get a t-shirt. Although I suppose if they’re supposed to be secret, they won’t have t-shirts…
Bonus points to the reporter for excellent punning in a yarn-bombing article.
Another profile of the SOCK group from the BBC. I adore the colorful masks the yarnbombers wear while being interviewed. (Only one pun in this report, though.)
Results from Colorado’s Morgan County Fair Home Economics Section include winners in knitting, crocheting and tatting. There’s a broad range of categories, from the expected afghans and hats, to 3 kinds of doilies, knitted edgings and doll clothes.
Fans of BBC Two’s mystery series Vexed were amused to see a knitting needle used as a murder weapon in a recent episode… (Don’t try this at home, kids!)
If you’re keeping track, this is the first reminder to get started on your Holiday knitting for 2012. And this is the second.