Imperial Stock Ranch 2-ply Columbia

Imperial Stock Ranch 2-ply Columbia

 

I saw this on Laura Nelkin’s blog and had to share. Ralph Lauren is the Official Outfitter for the USA 2014 Winter Olympic team. His opening ceremony sweater  is 100% US grown and made. The fiber is Columbia and  originates from Imperial Stock Ranch. The video explaining it all is wonderful!

 

 

Susan Cottrell’s original shawl

A few weeks ago Kate mentioned that a Toronto woman’s shawl went missing at a local hospital. Not any shawl, but a shawl she knit while her husband underwent a double lung transplant. This story has a happy ending that only knitting can make happen.

Katrina King read Susan Cottrell’s story on Facebook and knit her an intricate beaded lace shawl.

Proving once again that knitters are amazing and generous people!

One of Barbara Walker's sweaters

One of Barbara Walker’s sweaters

 

 

November 13 is the start of the last round of auctions of Barbara Walker’s handknit garments at Schoolhouse Press.

The wonderful people at Schoolhouse Press say this on their website,

“It is thrilling to see the actual garments that were photographed in many of the first editions of her books and to recognize so many of BGW’s original stitch-pattern designs in various sweaters and skirts. All of the items exemplify Barbara Walker’s fastidious knitting and imaginative eye for technical detail. Items are tagged with their names and Barbara G. Walker’s signature.”

 

Christopher Walken knits for Jack and Jones

Christopher Walken knits for Jack and Jones

Chrsitopher Walken stars in a series of ads for clothier Jack and Jones.

In one of the five ads he knits a sweater.  Does he or doesn’t he?

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2 Responses to WWW: US Olympic Sweater, A Shawl Replaced and A Barbara Walker Auction

  1. Lisa Barrett says:

    Hi Jillian,

    Thought you might enjoy seeing this – https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/129297154/brown-black-and-gray-sheep-illustration?ref=shop_home_active.

    Regards,
    Lisa

  2. Mary Jane says:

    He looks to be holding the yarn and needles like a knitter.

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