Cookie the Springer Spaniel, proudly wearing a festive sweater.

I love this story: a grannie in the UK spent the year knitting 28 Christmas-themed sweaters for her family – including the dog! The most amazing detail of all is that the grannie in question, Doreen Gover, has only been knitting for 18 months! That’s a major achievement. I’m not sure I could do 28 intarsia sweaters… imagine how many ends she had to weave in.


The Wall Street Journal writes about arm knitting. Yes, really. Apparently it’s the hot new thing and all the cool kids are doing it. The article is worth a read, managing that artful balance of bemused and dryly funny… “Yet the trend has legs.”


A tree full of mittens, and love, and kindness.

A kind-hearted knitter is thrilled and gratified by the generosity and kindness of other knitters, helping her build a tree full of mittens to donate to families in need.


I’m jealous: a knitting doctor reports her excitement about an upcoming 60-hour medical meeting. That’s a lot of knitting time, and it sounds like she’s well-prepared. Could you imagine? 60 hours is enough for a fiendishly complicated sweater project (perhaps with a snowman on it!), or a several pairs of socks, or hats and mittens for your entire family.


Brown paper packages tied up with twool!

Nifty product alert: wool twine!


A knitter is crafting cat beds for her local Humane Society from the pieces of knitting that were used to cover the Andy Warhol Bridge for the “Knit the Bridge” project we mentioned a few months ago. Nice to see that all that knitting is going to good use.


Photo courtesy The Stitch.

Craftivism of the finest kind! A tricyle gang comes together to protest new laws in Queensland, Australia, that they feel infringe on civil liberties.

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One Response to WWW: Extreme Festive Knitting, Mitten Tree, What Would You Do with 60 Hours of Knitting Time?

  1. Adina says:

    Love the mitten tree! The Miller Memorial Library in Hamden, CT has been doing a mitten tree for at least a decade, where patrons drop off mittens, hats, scarves and gloves – handmade or store-bought – by decorating a tree they put out. The collections get donated to a local shelter or charity. Every town should do this!

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