The Presbyterian Church of Canada has acknowledged their role in the tragic legacy of the residential schools in Canada and have been involved since 1994 in the truth and resolution movement. Knitters from St. Andrews Church in Kamloops, B.C., have knit prayer shawls which will be delivered to the commission hearings being held in Vancouver. Click here to read more about their “give a hug” shawls.
Photo by Keith Anderson of the Kamloops Daily News
Katie Bradley started crocheting outfits for her pet tortoises as a family joke. When she pictured her pets in her blog, demand for her creations kept her fingers busy! Click here for story.Photo courtesy of Caters News Agency
The local Women’s Institute in Devon, England spent a year knitting an entire miniature village, which they intended to donate to the local children’s hospital. When it was rejected by the hospital as a “health hazard”, they tried to donate it to other organizations, but without success. Undaunted, they are now going to send it to an orphanage in South Africa, where it will find a welcome home. To read more about it, click here.
On September 8, 2013, knitters from Dundee, Scotland hope to gather more than 3500 people together in an to attempt to break the world’s record for the most people knitting simultaneously. Read more about it here.
Post script…Unfortunately the knitters were not successful in their attempt to break the record for the most number of people knitting simultaneously. See the video of their efforts which included also raising awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Photo courtesy of Craft Scotland
To read more about her personal challenge & see her beautiful creations just click here. photo courtesy of Leigh Martin
Heather Moyer and her knitting are at every session of the Elliot Lake mall collapse commission inquiry. A fixture at the hearings, the Knitting Lady as she is affectionately known, has made more than 500 wash cloths, giving one to every witness who testifies. Watch the “Knitting Lady” video on Global TV….
How long a scarf must you knit to keep a submarine warm? These ladies from Gosport, UK will be able to tell you once they complete their project.
Brazilian prisoners can knit themselves out of jail…and a new vocation!
Watch out noisy knitters…volunteer knitters in the U.K. asked to vacate the library because of their “dangerous needles.”
Photo: DMITRIY SHIRONOSOV/ALAMY
I’m so glad this new mobile yarn store is in Ontario or my manageable stash would be in serious trouble!
Read all about how Joan Sharpe converted a fire service vehicle into a mobile yarn store.