Fabric of Britain – Episode 1: Knitting’s Golden Age – If you missed it on Wednesday night, the first episode of Fabric of Britain is about knitting. It’s available on the iPlayer for 2 weeks from the original airdate, so catch up if you missed it!
Artists Across United States Knit for Foster Students – What a sweet idea, knitters send care packages to students who have experienced foster care in their young lives.
Fiber, Friends & Fun Yarn Crawl 2013 – In early October, a yarn crawl is being organised in Connecticut, USA. Visit the best yarn stores that the area has to offer and meet knitters too.
Lessons Learned From Crafting – This is the first in a new series of adorable animated videos illustrating things that crafters have learned through their hobby
“Despicable Me” Minion Hat – Free pattern to make a super-cute hat like the minions from Despicable Me. Love it!
Arkansas Arts Center yarn bombed – You’ve probably guessed by now that I love yarn bombs, and the more audacious the better. This one is definitely up there!
Entrelac Socks – These may be the most gorgeous handknit socks I’ve ever seen!
The Big Knit Raffle for Guide Dogs – Enter an online raffle to win a hand knit blanket, all funds to go the Guide Dogs charity
Meow Foundation Yarn Collection – Yarn colourways inspired by cats and proceeds from which will help fund The Meow Foundation who help stray and abandoned cats. What’s not to like?!
Humongous Knitting Needles – Wow, for those really imposing projects you can buy size 50 needles!
In defence of seams: 5 reasons to knit sweaters in pieces – Some interesting arguments in favour of not knitting in the round. I’m still not sure that I’m convinced… what do you think?
How to buy yarn: 5 tips – Some excellent tips if you need to buy yarn other than the one recommended by the pattern you want to use. I especially love this article because it emphasises the inestimable importance of a good local yarn store!
“Charmed Knits Knitting Projects” Reviewed By and For Fans of Harry Potter – If, like me, you are a huge Harry Potter fan as well as a knitting addict, then I’m sure you left most of the movies gushing over the knitwear. Check out this book for some Potter-style projects you can make for yourself and your loved ones.
18 Important Life Lessons To Learn From Knitting – I’m sure all of you can identify with at least a few of these! #2 is definitely my favourite.
How to use a life line in knitting – This technique has saved me headaches and tears in the past, it’s a real life-saver. If the next part of your project looks complicated and fills you with dread, stick a life line in there
Medical students knit one, purl one – More than 50 students at the University of Otago, New Zealand, have knitted booties, hats and jackets to donate to the neonatal unit, some of them learning to knit so they could get involved. Wonderful!
Nike Unveils Knitted Shoes That Makes You Feel Like You Are Running In Socks – Even Nike have caught the knitting bug! I wonder how comfortable these are? They look pretty cool!
Wool And The Gang Raises $2.8M Seed Round To Rethink Fashion Production Via Knitting – Wool and the Gang are starting a knitting revolution, allowing customers to buy knitting kits and then sell the finished garments back to the website. Interesting concept, I’ll be interested to see if it takes off!
‘Yarn-bomber’ made a sweater for this statue of Mister Rogers – We never had Mister Rogers in the UK, but if you are active on the Internet then you are bound to meet a lot of US and Canadian folks who loved Mister Rogers, so even I know what he was all about. What a lovely yarn bombing!
Luljeta Zenka “These Torturous Knitting Lessons That I Survived” – Luljeta performs a piece about bonding with her grandmother over knitting lessons as a young girl.
Rocking-Knit chair knits hats as it rocks – First it was the clock that knits a scarf, now see the rocking chair that knits a hat!
34 Adorable Things To Do With Leftover Bits Of Yarn – Some of these are ingenious! I particularly like the stamp idea. Which is your favourite?
Knitting With Nan – A very touching blog from a young woman who cares for her Nan who suffers from dementia, in which she is taught to knit by Nan.
At knitting camp, needle junkies aquiver over learning at feet of the best – A report on Knitting Camp, Wisconsin USA. Founded by Elizabeth Zimmerman and continued by her daughter, this sounds like an amazing experience. This is definitely on my list of things to do when I one day win the lottery!
Knitting lessons traded for tech pointers – Students in New South Wales, Australia, teach care patrons how to use modern technology and, in return, are taught how to knit. I think this is brilliant, bringing generations together and showing that we all have things to learn from each other!
Launch of ‘Wel Hats’ campaign for soldiers in Afghanistan – Residents of Welwyn, Wales, have started a campaign of love and support for British troops in Afghanistan this winter by sending out hand-knitted hats.
Bill Cosby talks about “The World’s Favorite Cosby Sweater” – Fans from around the world have voted on their favourite sweater worn by Bill Cosby in the The Cosby Show. Bill himself responds to the poll and the amazing range of sweaters from the show.
Lightsaber knitting needles – This chap made his own lightsaber knitting needles from scratch and shows you how. Awesome!
Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks – a Heel Tutorial – This video tutorials shows how to turn a really adorable heel, with lovely results.
June Yarn Giveaway! – Enter to win some yarn, what’s not to love?
One small, knitted step in the right direction – An insightful look at prisoner reform schemes and how teaching prisoners to knit can be a helpful tool on the path back to society.
We Need Your Knitting Support To Take Off! – A unique yarn bombing taking place in Wales. Volunteers are wanted to knit planes!
Why do knitting, crochet hook so many fans? – We all know why knitting and crochet is so fab, but this is a great summary and useful for sending to those friends who just don’t get it…
Free pattern: Alley Cat by Sue Stratford – Does just what it says on the tin: a cute free pattern for a cat!
Lord Of The Rings Scarf – One of my favourite geek knits of all time! This epic scarf features the Tree of Gondor motif and the entire Fellowship in silhouette, done with double knitting so the pattern is visible on both sides. Amazeballs!