You might have already seen this but it’s too good not to share again: a sheep challenges to a cyclist to a race. Spoiler alert: the sheep wins.


The University of Glasgow has announced the appointment of its Knitter-in-Residence for 2014. Congratulations to Susan McComb.

Susan was involved in the amazing Aberteifi Cardigan, a collaborative handknit project. The cardigan, designed and created to celebrate the birthday of the town Cardigan, Wales, was the work of over 300 knitters. It’s over 5m (5 1/2 yds) wide and is a masterpiece of sculptural knitting.

An Australian woman is selling her late grandfather’s beloved collection of hand-knit sweaters (with permission of the knitter, her grandmother), and is donating the proceeds to charity. I loved the insights into Bob’s life and style. The sweaters themselves are lovely work. Although last time I checked, there weren’t many left…

2014 marks the centenary of World War One, and this blog post discusses the importance of knitting to the war effort.

76-year old Jerry Burr, of Zelienople, Pennsylvania, knits wool caps to donate to local charities. He’s made 4343, since he started in February of 2007. He uses a hand-cranked knitting loom, but that’s still a fantastic output and show of kindness… over 90 months, that’s a little more than 47 hats a month.

Via KnitHacker: a knitted silent film, by Japanese artist Miho Yata. Just lovely, and very clever.

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