Our lucky July contest winner is comment #642, Sara! (srgonzalez@…) Congratulations, Sara! We’ll be writing you to get your mailing info so you can get your hands on your new KollÃ¡ge square circular needles!
A cancer patient in Wales has raised nearly Â£1 million ($1.5 million USD) for a cancer treatment center research by knitting and selling little Easter chicks. Over 600 knitters have supported the cause with their needles, and thousands have shown their support by buying a chick.Â The chicks are popular with schoolchildren, allowing people of all ages to contribute to the cause.
Interesting discussion on the BrianKnits blog about whether knitting media is reinforcing gender stereotypes with the paucity of images of and designs for male knitters.Â We know and love many male knitters, and have published a Man’s Issue, but Brian’s comments are worth reading and discussing.
Toronto’s Stitch & Pitch took place last night at the Rogers Centre [which will always be the SkyDome to us].
The Jays wiped home plate with the Orioles, winning with a brutal final score of 8-2. Sorry, Baltimore.
The Harlot threw out the first pitch, acquitting herself admirably, although we do think she might have felt more comfortable if it had been a ball of yarn.
This year’s event was a huge success, with universally popular door prizes [tons of them!] and great kit bags handed out to each of us as we presented our ticket. Great work, Stitch & Pitch Toronto team!
Note the petite size of our Stephanie against the immense height of the catcher. Steph, you did us knitters proud.
Classic Elite Yarns has just launched their blog. Get a tour of their gorgeous headquarters, catch up on what the team is knitting, and learn more about what they have planned for fall.
A lovely article from the Oregon Live blog about knitting as a shared connection.