Several yarn companies and other knitterly groups are donation a portion of sales to Philippine disaster relief, and a great way to keep up is with this post over at the Ricefield Collective.
If you don’t know about Ricefield, it’s …
I was just in Tulsa last week, though I didn’t manage to do any yarn shopping. If I had made it to Loops Knitting, I’m sure I would have heard the story of Purl, the lab puppy owned by …
This cute little hat from Peanut Life Adventures started life as a chemo cap, but you could use the basic pattern for anyone who needs a warmer head, of course.
It’s a really easy roll-brim cap worked in cotton …
In celebration of the 100th birthday of the Broadway Bridge in Portland, Ore., some 150 volunteers knit up four giant blankets that are now decorating the bridge in vivid colors.
The installation was put up just in time for the …
As our minds and hearts go once again to Boston as the news continues to unfold there, yarn company Classic Elite Yarns, which is located outside of Boston, has announced that proceeds form the sale of its White Clover shawl …
There’s a really cool Kickstarter campaign going on right now that has gotten a really huge response. The Ricefield Collective is a partnership between Meredith Ramirez of Ithaca, N.Y., and the women of the Ifugao region of the Philippines. The …
Anyone who’s ever watched “Sesame Street” knows that not all monsters are bad. Monsters, in fact, can be a source of comfort and protection. A knit monster is a great symbol of love and happens to also be pretty quick …
I think we just need to get through this week with no more bad news, but I’m also saddened to report that Evie Rosen, the woman who founded the knit and crochet charity Warm Up, America, died recently. She …
There are so many different knitting and craft-related projects going on to help people affected by that storm called Sandy that I couldn’t possibly keep up with them all. I consider that a very good thing indeed.
Another very good …
It wouldn’t surprise anyone to know there are a lot of crafting industry types (and home crafters as well, of course) who were affected by the superstorm they called Sandy. And as crafters, we often want to get in there …
Judith Mackenzie is a well-known fiber artist, teacher, weaver and spinner whose studio at the Rainforest Arts Center in Forks, Wash., was destroyed in a fire on Oct. 29. She was an artist in residence there, and the fire consumed …
I’m loving this story I found on the Washington Post website about using downtime from the storm better known as Sandy to knit. It’s also about color, Kaffe Fassett and how knitting from someone else’s pattern can and should be …
Chrissy Gardiner designed and knit her Hurricane Socks after the devastating hurricanes in the summer and fall of 2008. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the pattern went to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Since the …
I came across a link to the blog of Woolly Wormhead, a UK knitter who is part of the artists’ commune Mutonia. She reports that the site of the commune is under threat and in order to maintain their …
In the knitting world, all purchases made in …