WCKG enthusiastically hosted Barbara Demorest and her friends when she spoke at the February Guild meeting. As a breast cancer survivor, Barb knows first hand the challenges women experience following mastectomy. Knitted Knockers is the comfortable, affordable (given free upon request) alternative to the heavier and expensive, silicone prosthesis women are usually offered. Members of the Guild were encouraged (and many took up the challenge that evening!) to knit a pair! For more of Barb’s story please visit the website and be inspired!
It all started on December 11th, when the people of Fort Frances, Ontario (one of the coldest towns in Canada) discovered that their benches and fire hydrants had been yarn bombed! Two days later red yarn around the town, lead to Tim Horton’s! The whole restaurant had been “bombed” overnight! A giant knitted hat and scarf cozied up the outside of the building. As part of an ongoing campaign to send warm wishes, Tim Hortons has donated yarn to various organizations to knit hats, scarves, mitts etc to send warm wishes to those in need. The video is just great…have a look!
Blogger Julie of Knitted Bliss has reviewed several children’s books with a knitting theme. With titles such as “Knitting Kitty”, “Noodles Knitting” and “Annie Hoot and the Knitting Extravaganza” these would be fun to read to children from ages 2-9. Check out her reviews (and maybe follow her blog!…
To help celebrate the fifth anniversary of Tommy Douglas library in Burnaby, B.C., members of the library’s knitting group, Knit2together, yarn bombed the poles outside the building. Anne Walsh a WCKG member and librarian helped organize the “bombing”! Read more…
Photo by Larry Wright
Ever wondered what would happen if you were left alone to just knit and knit and knit? “The Last Knit” directed by Laura Neuvonen of Amina Vitae productions, is an delightful look at the obsessive knitter in many of us! Subtitled “When knitting becomes an obsession” this award winning animation will tickle your knitting funny bone! Have a look!
Blogger Elizabeth Bagwell says that she “wishes someone had taken her aside for a quiet word” when she first started knitting so she wouldn’t have had to learn a few of “tricks” the hard way! She’s made a list of 7 things that would have made knitting easier had she only known!
Pinterest is social media with pictures! Knitters & crocheters can not only get idea and patterns from the site, they can laugh at themselves too! Have a look at these knitting “funnies”.
BC’s Pacific National Exhibition, held annually in Vancouver, has been yarnbombed! Visitors to the PNE can enter the Sanctuary, a quiet place to get away from the chaos of the midway, food vendors and street entertainment, via a flag draped bridge. Once over the bridge a covered wiggle worm and colourful trees draped in crocheted flowers welcome you! Knit Social, hosts to the upcoming Knit City, were asked to bomb the PNE…worth a visit!
Photos by M Purvey
With the 2014 Commonwealth Games about to start…July 23-Aug 3…a New Zealander of Scottish descent has knit up a “Clyde”. An avid Games fan, Juanita made up her own pattern and “whipped” up her own bonnie wee Clyde…have a look! For those of you unfamiliar with Glasgow, the Clyde River flows through the city…hence Clyde, the Games mascot!
It took over a year for volunteers to knit various Bristol, England landmarks. The woolen replica of the city has been dubbed “Briswool”. The creative brain child of shop owner Vicki Harrison, Briswool includes most of the harbor city’s famous historic buildings. Have a look!Photos by Adam Gray