Contest Winner

WWW: Colorway Naming Winner, Your Own Flock of Sheep, Crafting in Space

We’re thrilled to announce that Kim in Colrain, MA won the Blue Moon Fiber Arts colorway naming contest. She came up with Waltzing Lobelia for the yarn color Tina and Amy created. New online class provider, The Amazings, is offering a free class to new users. The Amazings is a little different from other online class sites in that they are focusing on gathering the knowledge, experience and wisdom of our elders… In their words “Preserving knowledge. Celebrating handmade. Encouraging generations to collaborate. Sharing stories.” Veterans’ Day in the US, Remembrance Day around the ...

WWW: Knitting TV, Change in Amy’s Teaching Schedule, Caribou Knits update

Dianne in Aurora, Colorado is the lucky winner of our Offhand Designs bag giveway. Many thanks to Offhand Designs for the prize. Change in Amy’s tour dates: If you’re in the UK and hoping to catch up with Amy for a class, note that there’s been a change in her schedule.  Due to the cancellation of Fibre Flurry, she’s now going to be teaching  the weekend of October 26 & 27 at Purlescence in Wantage, Oxfordshire. The Norwegian national broadcaster, NRK, has announced that on November 1st they will broadcast 9 hours of knitting-related television. The centerpiece is a five-hour show ...

Templeton Square Contest Winners

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Templeton Square contest! In our Spring & Summer issue, in his Stitches in Time column, Franklin Habit unearthed and updated a lovely counterpane square pattern, original published in Weldon’s Practical Knitter series. He proposed a contest: what could our knitters do with such a square? We had 51 entries, and the range of work was wonderful and surprising and gratifying.You can peek at all of the entries over here. We’re thrilled to announce the winners: Best in Show: Wrap by Asimina Saranti Asimini wins an original Franklin Habit illustration and 10 ...

WWW: Contest Winner, Mother’s Day Gift Idea, The Stockinette Market

The winner of the Amy Herzog ‘Fit to Flatter‘ giveaway is Jennifer from Van Nuys, CA. Thanks to Melanie Falick Books for the book, and Berocco for the yarn. The wonderful people at Jimmy Beans Wool have come up with a terrific idea for Mother’s Day – a bouquet of yarn! The bouquets include limited-edition hand-dyed yarns, accompanied by patterns, needles and beads. There are two different size bouquets, and there are a limited number available. I plan to drop big hints to the dog – I’ll let you know if he delivers… A brilliant, brilliant piece of work from Knitty Designer ...

WWW: London Fashion Week, Mathematical Knitting, Good Causes

The winner of the Soutache bead knitting kit from Laura Nelkin is Jennifer in Delaware. Thanks to Laura for the prize, and we wish Jennifer happy knitting! boingboing brings our attention to Sarah-Marie Belcastro’s fabulous article in American Scientist magazine, “Adventures in Mathematical Knitting“. Ms. Belcastro gives a brief history and overview of the uses of knitting to express and explore mathematical concepts, and she discusses and demonstrates the mathematical properties of knitted fabrics. Most interestingly, she talks about the challenges of designing mathematically. I wish I’d had ...

WWW: The Fiber Factor, Wonderwool Wales, Pom-pom Sheep (Join the Flock!)

The winners of our Lucy Neatby class giveaway are Jodi, Patti, Susan, Deb and Carolyn. They each get one free class download from Lucy’s site. Knitters and Spinners in the UK, mark your calendars for Wonderwool Wales, being held April 27 & 27 in Builth Wells, Wales. This is the 7th annual event, and promises a huge range of activities for the entire family: classes and workshops on a wide range of topics and woolly goodies for sale, of course, but also demonstrations and a Hat fashion show and competition. If you’re in other parts of the world, that weekend is also the Toronto Downtown Knit Collective ...

WWW: Publisher’s Weekly Acclaim; WWW-era Knitters; Ohio Knitting Mills Pop-up Shop

The lucky winner of our Knit Swirl kit is Patty in Colorado. Many thanks to Fiber Wild for this very generous giveaway! Publisher’s Weekly, an industry publication targeted at mainstream booksellers/bookstores has announced their “books of the year” for 2012. In the “Lifestyle” category, two of the ten acclaimed books are about knitting: Knit Your Own Cat, and Cast On Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods. As part of the commemorations for Remembrance/Veterans Day, the National Film Board of Canada blogged some photographs from their archives of Canada during the years of World War Two. The ...

WWW: Shetland Craft Trail; First World War Socks; Knitting Rocking Chair

The lucky winners of our Addi Clicks starter kits are Arianna, Jamie, Kelly and Shirley. Many thanks to Addi/Skacel for the prizes! Love love love: the Shetland Arts & Crafts Association in Shetland, Scotland – home of fabulous Fair Isle and wonderful lace knitting – has developed the “Craft Trail“. The trail is a map of the islands developed specifically to allow visotors to explore the amazing physical and creative landscape in the myriad islands that make up Shetland. The journey allows you to visit craftmakers, designers and artists in their homes and studios. It’s not just about ...

WWW: Remembrance & Tradition

The winner of the Madbird project bag is Heather from Massachusetts. Thanks to Alecia at Madbird for providing the prize! Knitters and textile artists in Scotland gathered last week to discuss and celebrate knitting’s recent resurgence in popularity and the positive effect it is having on Scotland’s tourism, fashion and other creative industries. We hope that this event, “Reinventing Scotland’s Woollen Tradition” held at the University of Glasgow’s School of Humanities, will be the first of many. I am very sorry to have missed this! Three of my favorite things, all in one evening: ...

WWW: Wool Weeks, 1800 ft Scarf, I Love Yarn Day

The winner of our Springtree Road Navarre sock yarn giveaway is Diana from Massachusetts. Thanks to Maya of Springtree Road for the prize. There is so much to love in this story: Mrs. Thomas, a knitter in Shropshire, UK, has completed a project to knit a 1,749ft scarf to stretch across a local beauty spot. The slideshow is tremendous – I particularly love the shot of the rolled up lengths of scarf. Insane! The scarf was designed to bridge the chasm in Titterstone’s Clee Hill, a hill that was divided in two in the 1850s when it was mined and quarried for coal. The scarf is the first time that the chasm ...