Marisa from Minneapolis is our winner of the Mrs Crosby/Grantangle giveaway. Congrats to Marisa!
UK Magazine is sponsoring the 2014 British Knitting Awards: a nice opportunity to promote the craft of knitting, and some of the key players in the industry, small and large. Categories include yarns brands, shops, blogs, and books.
Image courtesy The Guardian.
A Walk on the Wool Side. A farm in Wales has announced a new option for those who like a nice walk: sheep trekking. Visitors roam a nearby national park with “specially trained” Jacob sheep.
They’ve thought of everything: the sheep guides will be fitted with a “harness that can carry a light lunch”.
The video is a winner: bonus adorable puppy!
And on this side of the Atlantic, the Mississipi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, Ontario has announced the details of this year’s Fibrefest. High on the list of must-see events is a Lamb Race, rather sensibly not feature real lambs, but toy ones.
The event, held September 13 & 14th, features all kinds of fibery goodness, including demonstrations spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting; a vendor fair, and a vintage clothing show and sale. Their “Button Mania” event sounds amazing, with displays of WWI-era military and fashion buttons, and button vendors.
Also that same weekend, September 13th, it’s the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter’s Guild Fair. It’s the second year of the even being held in its new home, the Kitchener Aud, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Needle manufacturer DyakCraft posted on their Facebook group about a devastating fire at one of their suppliers, Rutland Plywood. Their post highlights the importance of small suppliers on artisan craftspeople and their businesses. We often think of an artisan and their work, but not their suppliers.
Clever: yarn company Quince has just launched an app that allows users to search for Quince yarns by gauge.