Ladies in the U.K. knit a 9 ft. Christmas tree, complete with decorations. Eight hundred knitted squares make up the tree, on display at a Christmas festival. With hopes of raising funds for various charitable organizations, this knitted wonder is sure to amaze and delight. To read more about the tree and to view more pictures, please click here.Photo by Keith Jones
A group calling themselves the “Knutty Knitters” knit an entire “knitivity” scene! The showstopper includes life sized figures of Mary, Joseph, wise men, shepherds and even a camel! To read more about this most ambitious pride-of-place exhibit click here.
Photo by…Matt Clark
In this Australian radio play, a woman muses about genetics, and demonstrates her thoughts with yarn and the idea of knitting. The writer of this article tells us that “It is interlaced with an interview undertaken with Dr Meri Menidis, a female microbiologist from Melbourne, working in the area of transgenic agricultural cloning.”, and “The idea behind The Woman Who Knitted Herself a Child was developed and conceived as part of the Motherload creative development project, funded by the New Media Arts Fund of the Australia Council. ” Seriously!
Photo Credit: Kimberley Chapman
A young woman has knit herself a house. Annie Belle of Kalamazoo, Mich., responded to a foreclosure situation by knitting a comforting dwelling. Listen to the CBC interview here:
Here is another article with a picture of the artist in her house!
With the help of the Guild-friendly LYS Black Sheep Yarns, knitter and businesswoman Aruna Neela is the winner of the Debbie Bliss contest for most uniquely designed baby blanket. “Sweet Dreams Russian Doll Baby Blanket” is a colourfully knitted piece that would look beautiful in any little girl’s room. In a recent email to WCKG, Aruna wrote that “winning the contest meant so much to me on so many levels….for my work to be acknowledged by a guru like Debbie Bliss is nothing short of amazing”.
WCKG is pleased that Aruna will be our guest speaker at the November meeting!
Read more about her story here.
“Carol Milne Knitted Glass. How Does She Do That”, is fascinating! Just how does she knit with glass? The beautifully illustrated book by author Steve Isaacson, describes her award winning technique. She “knits” with wax strands then molds the piece (you only get one chance at it) into socks, bowls, slippers, teapots and abstract art forms. Carol lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Visit her website @ http://www.carolmilne.com. to see more of her beautiful work and information on her gallery, showings and books.
David Babcock, a professor from the University of Central Missouri broke the world record for knitting the longest scarf while running a marathon. Please click here to read more about his run to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Photo by Jim Barcus, AP
Wednesdays from October 30th to November 29th, knitters are welcome to join in to knit & pledge in support of local charities and Richmond’s Gateway Theatre. Please click here for more of the story and to see how you can participate.
When asked to knit something big for a client, knitter Kristen took up the challenge. The time-sensitive assignment required some huge needles and a teaching herself a new technique to complete. Click here to read more about her MEGA project!
Photos by KristenMakes
Students enrolled in the Waldorf schools are still referring the curriculum of the founder, Rudolph Steiner developed over 100 years ago. He believed that “a person who is unskillful in his fingers will also be unskillful in his intellect, having less mobile ideas and thoughts. Read on to discover how some think that knitters and coders are related!
photo courtesy of Betsy Weber