WWW: Vogue Live Marketplace Pass giveaway; Tumgluttons; Giant Tea Cosy

vklAmy & Kate (that’s me!) are both teaching at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC next January, the 15th-17th. We’re giving away two 3-day passes to the marketplace. To win: leave a comment on the post below, by midnight Eastern Time Saturday December 12th. We’ll draw two names, and get in touch. The usual rules apply: winners must answer a skill-testing question, and if you’ve won something from us in the past year, please let someone else have a chance.


Love this: Narrative Threads is a virtual museum of Canadian artifacts, intending to tell stories of Canadian life through everyday items: clothing, household items, treasured mementos. Many of them items are handcrafted. In particular these early 20th-century hand knit trigger mittens – known as “Tumgluttons” – are wonderful.  (In related news, tumglutton is my new favourite word, although I’m more likely to use it to describe the dog than a pair of hand-coverings!)


Author and crafter Mieke Zamora-MacKay has launched an initiative to support women in the Philippine region of Tacloban. This area was hard hit by Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013, and although many parts of life there have returned to normal, many families are still in need of work and livelihoods. Mieke is collecting donations of knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn, and pre-owned pattern books to be donated to the women of this region. These donations will allow women to create items for sale, to enable them a safe and dignified way of generation incomes for their families. If you have unused materials, you might want to think about donating.


Adorable dogs in knitwear alert: Jan Brown, of Seaburn UK, has established herself as the pre-eminent knitter of greyhound sweaters. She started this as a hobby, and 300+ sweaters later, has turned this into her vocation, raising funds for greyhound rescue organizations around the UK.


Love this: a giant tea cosy, covering an entire tea shop in Bristol.


Fab: Banana Republic “Sweater Print” tote bag. My birthday is coming up, you know. (Kidding!)


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22 thoughts on “WWW: Vogue Live Marketplace Pass giveaway; Tumgluttons; Giant Tea Cosy

  1. Terry Bolton

    I would love a chance to look at each and everyone of the artifacts, in person. You could spend hours! so much skill and talent displayed. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Wendy

    Oh, my BFF and I could really use these as a Christmas present! It would give us time with each other as well as time amongst the yarny goodies. 🙂

  3. Amanda Underwood

    Oh, I’d love to go. My budget will not love you….but secretly it will be fine with it. ;P

  4. Lori Maki

    OH I so want to win! I signed up to volunteer at the show but I was informed they have all the volunteers they need so unless someone cancels and my name comes up I won’t be volunteering and I so wanted to go. Good luck to everyone! I am sure who ever gets picked will have a great time.

  5. Babette Cohn

    Thanks for the opportunity to go to NY for Vogue Knitting! Also, I appreciate what Mieke is doing in the Philippines; thanks for sharing so I can donate some goods to the cause!

    1. Jamie Lipscomb

      Please do not consider me, as I come to remember the mother-in-law has surgery on the 15th. Dangit.

  6. Aimee

    I’ve been needing a vacation! And I’m sure my husband would love another yarn-themed one. (Our last trip was to Yarn Fest in April)

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