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April 25, 2013

Knit (And Listen) Your Blues Away


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We just love this fun song by Bill Oddie, featuring the lyrics “I just sit down and knit” and “…knit me something warm and clingy!”

Bill Oddie is an actor, artist, author, comedian, musician, naturalist, and ornithologist! I think it’s safe to say that he is also a Knitter with a capital “K,” given statements like, “If I’m feelin’ low, I knit a row!”

All of us Knitters can relate to his sentiments, presented in such a fun way of combining his musicality and love of knitting.

March 20, 2013

Go Big or Go Home

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In Canada every February 7th, people celebrate National Sweater Day. The purpose of this holiday is to wear warmer clothing (sweaters) and turn down the heat in your home, saving energy and doing your part to help the environment.

The people of Turkey, also wanting to celebrate this holiday and make people aware of climate change, got the attention of citizens in a really, REALLY big way!

Measuring in at 154 feet long and 59 feet wide, they produced the world’s largest sweater in a month with the help of 90,000 people! Hand knit sweaters, a fashion statement and good for the environment!

March 15, 2013

Gauge: One Stitch per Foot?!?!

UNRAVEL. Knitwear in Fashion – Phat Knits from MoMuAntwerp on Vimeo.

Three thoughts:

1. That’s one way to turn knitting into a workout!

2. I wish I had some of that “yarn”!

3. Don’t drop a stitch!

What are your thoughts? Was anyone lucky enough to see this installation in person?

March 13, 2013

Knitting is… Love

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I love this video, it is all the things knitting is!

If you’re interested in making something you saw in the video, Loop made a list. We’ve got a lot of love for Magic Slippers, Hop, Hoot Hat, Worsted Weight Baby Hats (a Loop exclusive), Goldfish Hat, Molly’s Blanket, and Jelly Bean Baby Socks. Whew!

Thanks to Loop for a beautiful video that clearly expresses why we knit: for love.

March 8, 2013

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Textile people are an intrepid and problem-solving group of people, and Alice Masters is no exception! During her residency, she looked at her sandwich toaster and thought, “Why don’t I throw some wool in there and see what happens…”

What happened was starch bound wool (SBW), an affordable material made from reclaimed waste, produced by the wool rug industry that can be used for making furniture and other common items that are currently made with plastics. It would be wonderful to see SBW become viable enough to replace “disposable” plastic goods!