To all you dads out there! Enjoy your day!
Father’s Day is approaching fast (16 June UK). If you’re wondering what to give your dad for a present why not knit him something? I’ll be posting free, quick and easy-to-make knitting patterns that I’ve found.
Today’s pattern is too cute. It’s the I Love Dad: Mug Hug by Val Pierce on Ravelry
Loving this free pattern: Twisted Scarf by the Toft Alpaca Shop. (Via The Guardian).
Wow! A rocking chair that knits. The ‘Rocking-Knit’ knits hats in no time as you rock back and forth. This amazing knitting device was invented by Colin Peillex and Damien Ludi from ECAL/University of Art and Design, Lausanne. They pleasantly describe it as, “A new interpretation of the rocking chair. It offers its user productive moments of relaxation.” Pure Genius!
The chair was made for an exhibition called “Low-Tech Factory”, which showcased a selection of machines designed by Bachelors and Masters students of Industrial Design and Product at a workshop led by designers Chris Kabel and Tomás Král.
I’m surprised at how fast the ‘Rocking-Knit’ knits. Watch it in action in this video:
For more information about the Rocking-Knit and the Low-Tech-Factory exhibition visit ECAL/University of Arts and Design.
The Evening Standard’s Katie Law challenged herself to knit John Lewis’ snowman kit in 24 hours. Looks like she did a pretty good job. http://ow.ly/fit1K
New Yorker, Jennifer Johnson (currently living in Bermuda), is a calling for knitters in the local community to knit, gloves, scarves, hats and blankets to send to people affected by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.
If you would like to help out email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details about Jennifer’s appeal visit http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20121113/NEWS/711139922
Fancy the perfect combination of a curry and some knitting? Well you’re in for a treat! The North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce (North Bay California) are holding a dine and knit bash from 6pm at Stix and Stones on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. For more info visit: http://www.baytoday.ca/content/news/details.asp?c=49583
Congratulations to Xiao Li Young. The talented fashion design student from The Royal College of Art in London beat 19 other competitors to win the Feel The Yarn competition in Florence Italy. Read more… UK Fashion Student Wins Feel The Yarn Contest
This week’s quote goes to Diane Pantaleo, taken from her article ‘KnitPicks: A bittersweet drain on my wallet’ on the The Times of Acadiana website:
” I am on the mailing list for the knitting, crochet and crafting website, which sort of acts like a magical online portal for all my money — money goes in, brand new yarn for the yarn stash flies out.”
This rings so true for us knitters.
Read the full article: ‘KnitPicks: A bittersweet drain on my wallet’
Now this is a pleasing first. The City of North Vancouver is paying $7,500 towards this community art project, Yarnbombing! I can’t wait to see the results.