WWW: Knitting is hot – and warm; Astro-socks update; Knitters’ Review Year-in-Review

Thinking of all our readers in areas affected by the recent ice storm that hit Ontario and parts of the north eastern US. We hope everyone is safe, and that you had lots of woollies to hand to keep you warm.

A very knitterly greeting for the holidays from Iceland Air. Naturally, this leads me to wonder if that’s a real Icelandic knitter – her continental knitting is very elegant!

Toronto’s Globe and Mail tells us that knitting is hot again. I think, right now, in Toronto, knitting is hot because it was a way to keep warm in the power outages of our recent ice storm. Worth reading two most excellent quotes – one from Kaffe Fassett, one from local knitter¬†Minusha Gorman… going “cold sheep”.

Socks in space!

The Canadian Living magazine blog profiles knitter Emily Mooney and her socks-for-astronauts initiative.

Love it!

Not strictly knitting, but absolutely beautiful: a new art installation at Kensington Palace in London – Luminous Lace. Using old lace-making techniques with modern technology to make something truly spectacular. The sweater on one of the artists isn’t bad, either.

We love reading Clara Parkes’ newsletters all year round, but her year-end reviews are definitely worth a read. Interesting, smart and thought-provoking, as always.

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