WWW: Fastest Knitter at a Lobster Festival, TTC Knitalong, Being Invisible?

The winner of our Stitch Red prize pack is Lori from Columbus, Ohio.

Thanks to Soho Publishing for providing the book, thanks to Berocco for providing the yarn pack for Norah Gaughan’s Cable Cardi… and most of all, thanks to Laura Zander for starting it all & reminding knitters to get up off of our bums!

Gold-medal caliber?

A knitter in the UK has created her own woolly version of the London Olympics, in her front garden. Suzanne Haggerty started knitting early in the year, and has created 30 figures with various sporting accessories. The slideshow is great, and I particularly love the swimming scenes.

The band The Savoy Ballroom puts the Knitters Curse to music… love the video, even if there’s an awful lot of crochet. Charming and catchy!

Image courtesy Torontoist/Glenna C.

Torontoist writes about last weekend’s TTC Knitalong. This festival of public transport knitting takes place every summer in Toronto. This year, 80 knitters participated, with proceeds going to the charity Sistering. Six teams of knitters travelled around Toronto, visiting many of the wonderful yarn shops, and enjoyed special sales, refreshments, prizes and general knitterly merriment.

The cow seems oddly nonplussed. Yes, yes, I know it’s a statue, but still…

Nice feature about a yarnbombing at the Orange County Fair. I loved the video!

Joy Kündig-Manning writes about her experiences knitting while travelling. Her perspective is interesting, as she is totally upfront about admitting that she knits infrequently, and poorly. Although I disagree with her statement that knitting isn’t sexy, I don’t disagree with her about sitting quietly with knitting in public can allow you to become an invisible observer to the world around you.

Implausible but wonderful crossover of the week: the UK animal rescue organization The Donkey Sanctuary in the UK is hosting knit nights. Inspired by this summer’s unseasonably rainy weather to provide indoor entertainments, the many knitters in the organization’s staff and supporters decided to put the event together.

Ravel-rouser? A knitter was the focus of police attention at the Occupy Wall Street protest at Zuccotti Park in New York. Marsha Spencer was told she couldn’t have a chair on the site, and was escorted off the site…

The 65th annual Maine Lobster Fest, being held August 2nd in Rockland, Maine, has added a new event: a fastest knitter contest! I would that think trying to eat lobster while knitting would slow you down…

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17 thoughts on “WWW: Fastest Knitter at a Lobster Festival, TTC Knitalong, Being Invisible?

  1. Kurt Siegel

    Here’s another knitting song – I did it at my local Yarn Shop (The Spinning Room, in Altamont NY) and posted it on YouTube and Ukulele Underground:

  2. Pilaar

    “I don’t disagree with her about sitting quietly with knitting in public can allow you to become an invisible observer to the world around you”… I disagree as people are always curious about my knitting and stopping to ask questions and discuss the craft. I don’t mind, but it’s usually a fairly interactive public activity for me 🙂

  3. Beverly

    While I knit quietly at most places I’m not invisible. The majority of the time people tell me that they used knit, would like to learn knit, tried knitting but “get it” or what could I be making with five needles.

    I enjoy the questions especially those from children.

  4. Seanna Lea

    Almost always if I am knitting a sock someone comes up and asks me if I am making a hat. Actually it usually doesn’t matter what I’m knitting. Often they ask if it is a hat. So weird. It’s like they never pay attention to their garments.

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