Knits Just In!

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!

Knits Just In

Knits Just In!

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.

Knits Just In

Knits Just In!

Guilty of Any of These Rookie Knitting Mistakes? – A really frank and useful guide on common knitting blunders and how to avoid them

Thrifty Ways to Get More Yarn – Recycle? – All knitters love a big stash, but it can get expensive. These tips on getting yarn cheap or free are inspired!

CAFAM Granny Squared: Knit Graffiti Collective Yarn Bombs A Museum – I love that there seems to be new yarn bombing for me to post about every week. This one is particularly impressive!

10 Creative Uses for your Swatches – I always swatch, but I’m too thrifty to keep the swatches as I always unravel them and reuse the yarn for the project. With these great ideas, I might be more tempted to keep my swatches in future!

11 Two Hours Or Less Knitting Patterns – Brilliant list of projects that take two hours or less to knit. Perfect for when a looooong project is dragging you down and you want a quick fix of completed project joy!

If you’re going to knit, make it a honey badger or a beard – A very fun blog post about some of the more unusual projects you can make.

The Knitter is now available on Google Play! – If you read The Knitter and have an Android phone or tablet, you can now download and read on your device, on the go! There’s even a 30-day free trial, what’s not to love?

Thug Knitt – Only 2 minutes long, this very amusing video parodies a gang knit-off.

Knits Just In

Knits Just In!

Bank Holiday beachgoers enjoy latest creation from the guerilla knitters – Some absolutely fabulous yarn bombing in the North East of England.

How Knitters are Human Computers – Another interesting look at how knitting is like programming and knitters are like computers.

How to Arm Knit – The Fastest Way to Knit a Chunky Scarf! – How to knit a scarf with no needles, just your arms!

At 100 years young, Elizabeth is still knitting strong – Wow, I hope I’m still going strong and knitting when I’m 100…

UK Hand Knitting Association: Knitted Textile Awards 2013 – Enter your knitting or crochet into the UK Hand Knitting Association’s Knitted Textile Awards!

Becoming a Knitting Pattern Author: A Teenager’s Story – The inspiring story of how a teenager became a knitting and crochet designer.

Knitters putting end to suffering – Australian knitters are helping keep vulnerable children warm this winter with knitted garments. They are taking yarn donations too!

And finally… Why not, indeed?!

Source: loopymango // instagram

Knits Just In!

Glow-in-the-dark sheep have amazing scientific, knitting potential – Scientists in Uruguay have developed glow-in-the-dark sheep!

Lion Cub Kwanza Loves His Ball Of Yarn – A lion cub with a ball of yarn, what’s not to like?

Welcome to the icky and cuddly world of knitted anatomy! – Surprisingly cute knitted anatomy to buy.

Knitting group protests provincial disability cuts – A knitting circle in Alberta, Canada, protests government cuts for people with developmental disabilities, by knitting a blanket

How is knitting like programming? – A report on a presentation about the similarities of knitting and programming, and how one can be used to help teach the other.

Knitting bridges culture chasm – An article about the documentary Mary Meets Mohammed, which tells the story of how a local knitting group came to befriend asylum seekers in Tasmania, Australia.

The Knitting Song by Bill Oddie – “Well if I’m feeling low, I knit a row, cos a fella needs his knitting just to ease his soul” How have a I never heard this song before?!

And finally… some stunning yarn bombing on a bike rack:

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