Â Annmarie Aquino, a grade schoolÂ teacher in NYC, is using knitting and weaving in her Â classes to teach math and problem solving skills, and to give her students quiet time for thinking and creating.
Two stories about knitting groups knitting for soldiers being deployed to Afghanistan – a group in the UK is making balaclavas, a group in the US has made blankets for the 21 members of a local battalion of Marines.
A filmmaker in Bermuda is told by his doctor to try knitting to help him recover from a hand injury. Although uncertain at first, he’s now hooked, and is thinking of ways of building a business with his needles.
A Canadian knitter learns to tink, has her life changed. We’ve all been there, struggling to fix mistakes. The writer is rescued by her mother, who shares the secret of “unknitting”. I agree completely with the writer’s sentiments – there’s something really wonderful about sharing knowledge one-on-one.
The headline probably isn’t accurate, but I adore this picture of Lenny Kravitz in a fabulously oversized scarf. This is giving me ideas…
And in other celebrities who don’t knit news: Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey clears up a rumor. It turns out that he used to do tapestry, not knit.