WWW: Knitting Robots, Ode to My Socks, More Icelandic Knitterly Fun

How can you resist that face? And that fleece?

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. A major highlight of the east coast fiber lover’s calendar, the festival includes animal displays and competitions, and a multitude of fibery vendors, displays and demonstrations. Held at the Howard Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland, it’s always worth a visit, but this year even more so.

Gratuitous wonderful picture of Australian sheep and rancher.

It’s Australian Wool Week! A listing of events and activities can be found on the Campaign for Wool website here.

Perhaps a little creepy, but fascinating to watch…

Love this knitting robot created by Andy Noyes of the UK, exhibited at the recent Maker Faire UK in Newcastle… AGNES knits a scarf on a loom. Soothing to watch!

Wooly protest: The Revolutionary Knitting Circle group of Calgary is making a blanket at the Calgary Central library to protest the province’s government’s decision to reduce services for people with developmental disabilities.

my feet were honored in this way
by these heavenly socks.

Designer Kate Davies reminds us of Pablo Neruda’s lovely poem, “Ode to my Socks.

Thinking about your summer vacation? A trip to Iceland might just be the ticket! Two big knitterly events are planned. The Textile Museum of Iceland is hosting a major exhibition of Icelandic handknits, June 1 to August 31st. And Hélène Magnússon, the Icelandic Knitter, is planning a knitting tour of Iceland July 31st to August 6th, to coincide with the exhibition. The tour is focuses on 19th century Icelandic Knitting traditions, a subject covered in depth in Hélène’s latest book, Icelandic Handknits: 25 Heirloom Techniques and Projects

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2 thoughts on “WWW: Knitting Robots, Ode to My Socks, More Icelandic Knitterly Fun

  1. Madeleine

    I find the face of the robot quite creepy, very feminine, with even makeup… wake up people, not only women knit !

  2. Helen (of Troy)

    i find it interesting that even a robot has to be only half dressed.. (and then half dressed to display ‘gender’ a genderless robot would be undressed (mechanical) or fully dressed (suit) but a robot assigned a female gender..semi dressed.

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