Artist Anna Hrachovec has recently completed a fabulous installation of her little creatures, Mochimochimochimochimochi, at the Lion Brand Studio in NYC.
Anna reports that there at least 372 little guys in the heap, but she’s pretty sure there are some tiny ones hiding under the larger ones that didn’t get counted.
It will be there until October – visit if you can!
Anna’s new book, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, was released yesterday — it’s overflowing with tiny adorableness. More than 40 tiny little things you can knit with yarn probably already in your stash.
Following up on a story from June… we posted that the Battersea shelter for dogs & cats in the UK had put out a free pattern and a call for knitters to make cat toys to entertain their feline residents as they wait to be rehomed… Knitters all around the world responded, and the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home reports they have many happy kitties. Â Lovely slideshow.
A lasting gift from Britain.
Also in the UK, a group called WoolSack has launched an initiative to collect hand-made wool cushions to donate to athletes participating in the 2012 London Olympics & Paralympics events. Part of the official Cultural Olympiad, the organization’s objective is to promote the use of British wool products and help people gain craft skills using a sustainable material with a long and important history, as well as sending the athletes homes with a little bit of Britain.
Inspired by his recent trip to Iceland, our own Stephen West and Ragga have started Lopilove, a photo blog collecting sightings of Lopi sweaters in the wild. A gorgeous appreciation of knitwear and how we love, wear it and use it, they are also seeking contributions – if you see a Lopi sweater, take a photo.
The Toronto Star, local paper in the hometown of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, has a great piece about Sock Summit. The writer has coined what might become Stephanie’s epitaph, “whisky-voiced vegetarian”.
The eminently reasonable Miss Manners weighs in on a question about the appropriateness of knitting in public. (Scroll down.)
New knitter alert: Lily Allen has taken up the craft as she prepares for the arrival of her baby.