An excellent piece on the Guardian about the resurgence of wool in fashion.We knew all along how wonderful it is, but it’s nice to see the fashion industry catching on.
The Woolmark company has launched a website, Merino.com, which promotes and highlights the properties of wool and shows off some of its uses in fashion and design. Great eye candy!
Lovely article about yarnbombing in Iceland, highlighting the work of the Reykjavik Underground Yarnstormers, who are dedicated to making the city â€œmore interesting and beautifulâ€ with their â€œyarngoodies.â€
Their most recent project was the decoration of a city bus, and there are spectacular photos on the Yarnstormers blog -Â definitely worth a visit.
A little bit more eye candy: handsome actor in handsome knitwear, on the NY Times magazine fashion blog.
Designer Andrea Breana is creating home furnishing with giant knits, worked with his arms instead of needles. Love the video. More pictures and info at the designer’s website.
In the 1980s, Nintendo apparently built a prototype of a knitting machine to be controlled with its NES gaming system. It was never launched, but you can take a look at it and some of the marketing materials…
The world record for knitters knitting together in the same place has apparently again been broken… This was part of the Wrap with Love initiative that has knitters create blankets and wraps for donation to charity.