MacMillan Cancer Support in the UK is running a campaign to raise awareness of and force the government to address the issue of “fuel poverty” among cancer patients. Fuel poverty is when someone has to spend more than 10% of their income on energy to heat and power their home. In the UK, 1 in 4 people having cancer treatment struggle to pay their energy bills, and 6 out of 10 people with cancer have had higher energy bills since diagnosis. Visit the site to participate. Enter an answer to the question “what makes you warm?”, and your name and answer will be added to the petition and a section of the giant scarf knitted. The scarf is going to be presented to the UK government.
Watch a live webcam of your section of the scarf being knitted!
A great article from earlier this month in the New York Times about Fair Isle and other colorwork design sweaters in men’s fashion.Â The slide show is fun.
A Finnish woman and her alpaca, Tess, cheered up residents of a hospital for the chronically ill.Â Original story, rough translation. The pictures are magnificent.
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