finger knitting david babcockRemember the knitting marathoner? Last year David Babcock become the Guinness World Record holder for knitting the longest scarf ever made while running a marathon (at the Kansas City Marathon in October).

Word has it Babcock is headed back to …

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I-91 Shop Hop mystery tourThe fourth-annual I-91 yarn crawl is happening this weekend, with 12 yarn shops from Vermont to Connecticut participating.

All participating shops will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from noon to

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spinzillaLast year was the first for Spinzilla, a weeklong spinning competition that encourages groups and individuals to make as much yarn as they can to claim bragging rights (as well as a trophy and gift certificates for team members).…

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don't miss interweave's hurt book saleI don’t usually promote sales on the site because there are so many and they are over so quickly it’s not usually worth it, but one sale I always check out each year is the Interweave Hurt Book Sale. …

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striped baby hatAfghans for Afghans is a longstanding knitting-related humanitarian organization that provides hats, blankets, socks and other warm knit goods to the people of Afghanistan.

Right now they’re in the midst of a June baby shower campaign and are seeking socks …

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Check out the yarn bombing for the World Cup in Saltburn.The knitters of Saltburn in the UK love decorating their pier for all sorts of occasions, such as the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the Queen’s Jubilee.

This time the Yarnstormers have stitched up a tribute to the teams …

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yarnbomb new jerseyThe Knit & Crochet Show is the conference of the Knitting Guild Association, and for their show in July (23-27 in Manchester, to be exact), the group is planning a yarn bombing of the Radisson hotel where the even …

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knit bird nestsThis sounds like one of those knitting sweaters for penguins things, but apparently it’s actually true that a wildlife refuge in San Rafael is looking for people to knit bird’s nests for the abandoned baby birds they care for.

WildCare …

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pi shawls knittingIt’s March 14, also known as Pi Day, so who could resist thinking about some pi-shaped (or pie-shaped?) shawls?

The most famous Pi Shawl is of course Elizabeth Zimmermann’s. Originally shared in her print newsletter, it’s been republished in …

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knit microbesThe Glasgow City of Science is attempting to break a world record with a hygiene lesson later this month, but they need some help from knitters in order to do so.

The plan is to involve primary school students across …

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swants vogue knitting liveEveryone would know the difference between knitting and crochet. But in this world, we take what we can get, especially when it’s in the form of a photo homage to the wonders of Vogue Knitting Live, a knitting showcase …

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big foot knitsI’m a big fan of Shannon Okey and what she’s done at Cooperative Press, which allows knitting and crafty authors a venue for publishing fun, innovative projects with smaller print runs than a more traditional publisher would allow, but …

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stonhenge lion brand yarnThis weekend was a big one for crafty trade shows, with The National NeedleArts Association having its winter show and the Craft Hobby Association hosting what’s billed as the world’s largest crafting show. These shows are an opportunity for manufacturers …

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vogue knitting liveAre you thinking about going to Vogue Knitting Live in New York City next weekend? If you’ve been on the fence I have some special deals you might be interested in.

First off, VK Live has kindly extended an offer …

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vogue knitting liveIf you’re a knitter in the New York area you might want to consider paying a visit to Vogue Knitting Live when it opens its doors at the New York Marriott Marquis from Jan. 17 to 19. This star-studded event …

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