WWW: Heartbreaking loss; more on the Wall Street yarnbomber; helmet liners
Kelly C, comment number 821 is our winner for the Silk Road Socks book giveaway.
Didn’t win and still want to knit those amazing socks? Â You can buy your copy here.Â You can look at all the patterns on the book’s Ravelry page. Looking the Silk Road Socks KAL?
Mary Scott Huff, a knitter, designer, author and teacher based in Oregon had more than her knitting needles stolen from her car: a collection of 17 very valuable, important and beautiful samples were stolen from her car outside her house last week. She has written a heartbreaking and wonderful open letter to the thief on her blog. If you’re in the Portland area, keep an eye out for her sweaters…there are peeks of them on her blog.
It’s still not knitting, but here’s a profile of Olek, the artist responsible for the yarnbombing of the Wall Street bull last month.
A nice TV news item about the store Tangle, in Grand Junction, Colorado, running a program to encourage knitters to make and donate helmet liners for soldiers overseas. (As a sidenote, the journalist’s attempts to come up with synonyms for “knitting” aren’t always accurate, but are sort of sweet.)
A slide show on the Guardian of knitted home decor items, including what is possibly the greatest lampshade in the history of the world.
Following up on a story from last year, Special Olympics Maine reports that they have received donations of hundreds of scarves from generous knitters for their upcoming winter games. The Special Olympics organizations host many events across the US every year, and they collect scarves to give to participants as mementos and thank you gifts.