WWW: Knitting as coping mechanism; Cape Town charity knitting; Icelandic and Danish knitting festivals; Liberty buys Sirdar (sorta)
Washington, DC: Way-back Knitty contributor SuzynGonzalez writes about how knitting got her through a scary period in her life. Hint: it involves knitted representations of internal organs.
Cape Town, Africa: Winter is setting in in South Africa, so the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day initiative has returned. Crochet, knitting and loom knitting are all welcome.
Blönduós, Iceland: While Kate and I will be at TNNA in Columbus, OH, lucky knitters will be at the 2nd annual Prjónagleði Knitting Festival 2017. 20 cool lectures and workshops will be offered over the weekend.
This festival is modeled after the one in Fanø, Denmark.This year, Strikkefestival will be held Sept 15-19, if you want to plan ahead.
London, UK:The company that owns Liberty has scooped up Sirdar yarns, adding them to their other recent needlework company purchases: DMC embroidery threads and Wool and the Gang. Will be interesting to see what this will bring to each of the individual companies.
Will Liberty’s iconic prints be involved in any way?
As you might have noticed, the format of WWW looks a smidge different today. That’s because our beloved Kate, who has been writing these blog posts for many years, has passed the torch on to me (Amy). Kate will continue in all her other roles at Knitty. (Yay!)
I cannot thank Kate enough for keeping our readers apprised of trends, events, happenings and other cool news in such an entertaining way over the years. I salute you, Kate!