Contest Winner

WWW: Socks in Public, Knitting Behind Bars, Knitted Periodic Table

The winner of our Flügel yarn pack contest is Ginger from Oregon. Thanks to the lovely people at Blue Sky Alpacas for the prize! A wonderful article about knitter Lynn Zwerling, who has launches the “Knitting Behind Bars” program in Maryland, to teach inmates how to knit. Although prison staff were initially skeptical about the program, it’s proven to be very beneficial. Participants find it soothing and calming, and there has been a marked improvement in their behaviour, mood and attitudes. Ms. Zwerling maintains a blog about the program, and you can purchase specially dyed limited edition sock ...

WWW: The Technology of Socks, NaKniSweMo, Yarnbombed Music Video

The winner of the mini messenger bag is Ellen from Katy, Texas. Thanks to Namaste for the prize! It’s November – you know what that means… NaKniSweMo. If you can’t write a book for National Novel Writing Month, considering knitting a sweater for National Knit a Sweater Month. There are prizes, too! Join the Ravelry group. The Cast On Podcast, hosted by Brenda Dayne (long-time friend of Knitty and designer of the now-classic Mrs Beeton pattern) is back, big time! Having reached the milestone of 100 podcasts, Brenda has recently rejigged her format to shorter-but-more-frequent ‘casts, ...

WWW: Contest Winner, Watery Yarnbombs, More Knitting Men

The winner of the Hiya Hiya needles is Katie from Austin, Texas.  Thanks to Hiya Hiya North America for a wonderful giveaway! Visitors to Auckland, New Zealand, attending the Rugby World Cup – or indeed those with no interest in rubgy at all! – have been enjoying a number of arts and culture events as part of Art Week Auckland, the Real NZ Festival, and a number of other great events. A key event was the Woolly Walkalong, Knitty Graffity’s large scale yarnbomb around the Devonport Wharf. Ninety knitters from nine countries contributed – pieces included a giant squid and Cornish pasties from ...

WWW: Rhinebeck; Men Who Knit & The Dinosaurs They Knit For

We’re pleased to announce the winners of our Stitch Light contest: Christina in New York, Paulette in Saskatchewan, Rachel in Texas, Michelle in Oregon and Carol in Connecticut. Thank you to Elizabeth at Stitch Light for the prizes! Knitters around the north-east of North America are getting excited about the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend, otherwise known as Rhinebeck. A major highlight of the knitters’ and spinners’ calendar, this annual festival is a feast of animals, fiber, yarn, knitting goodies – and food! The weather promises to be lovely this year, and the leaves ...

Knitting Mondays: Killybegs Progress and Quince & Co Winner

Jaime from Virginia is our winner of the new Quince & Co. pattern book , Wool Book One. Congratulations to Jaime and than you to Quince & Co for the prize! Don”t forget over at the Quince & Co shop you can use the code: KNITTY through Wednesday September 28, 2011 to get 10% off of your total purchase. The code is good for one use per reader.   Jillian here with progress on my pretend Rhinebeck sweater [I’m pretending that I’m going]. I’m knitting Killybegs from Contemporary Irish Knits. I’m nearly to the armholes, take a peek at the lovely honeycomb:   The cable ...

WWW: Contest winners, NYC Yarn Crawl, Knitting the Weather

The winner of the yarn pack for the Gratitude socks is Kaitlin in Minnesota. Thanks to Lisa Souza for the gorgeousness. The winner of our Darrin cardigan yarn pack is Cheryl in Utah. Thanks to the Fibre Company for this fab prize. And although some of us at Knitty are dog people, we know that there are people out there who prefer cats. And for them, we present the following: a slideshow from the book Best in Show: Knit Your Own Cat, the companion volume to last year’s Knit Your Own Dog. The book is already available in the UK, to be published in the US later this year. The third annual New York City Yarn Crawl ...

Spinning Tuesdays: Spin in Public and Briar Rose Winner

The spinner who will be happily spinning Briar Rose Fibers silk is Deborah from Illinois. Thanks to Briar Rose Fibers for a wonderful prize! I took to the streets, (well a hallway really – it was chilly) with my spinning pals for World Wide Spin In Public Day. Amy came down from Toronto and met her new Sidekick. We spun at The Spinning Loft where there were treats and sales and at any given time 20+ spinners. I only took a few pictures because I was spinning. We made a few new spinners answered lots of questions about spinning and ate cupcakes. What did you do for Spin in Public Day?  

WWW: Events to mark the start of Sweater Weather; knitted BMW engine; contest winners

The six lucky winners of our Block ‘n’ Roll prizes are Kara, Cheryl, Diana, Patricia, Patty and Emily. They’re all excited and ready to block their next project. This week is Wool Week in the UK, organized by the official Campaign for Wool. The Campaign’s goal is to promote the use of wool as a sustainable, environmentally friendly material for clothing, furniture, carpets and other uses. The week includes a number of activities around the UK. The highlight of Wool Week this year is an exhibition titled WOOL MODERN launching at La Galleria in London – a celebration of wool in the 21st ...

Winners! We got winners!

The lucky winner of the Lexie Barnes contest was Kristin R from Utah! And the lucky winner of a class at VK Live is Heather N from California! We’ll have more contests — always more! — so stay tuned to the blog for your next chance to win!

Spinning Tuesdays: A Winner and a Wheel

Our winner of the fabulous spinner’s haul is Karen in San Francisco. Congratulations Karen! Our thanks to Storey Publishing, The Spinning Loft and Interweave for our prizes. Forgive me my fellow spinners, I did not spin this week. It was a flurry of traveling and then illness. I will be back at my wheel and finishing up Deb’s Must Spins soon. Yesterday as I sat on the couch waiting for the antibiotics to kick in, my husband brought me this: A mysterious box with 12 year old for scale I cracked that sucker open and There may have been an earsplitting shriek or two – the dog remains under the sofa My ...