caron united facebook contestI told you earlier this month about Caron’s new yarn United, which is a made in the United States yarn (though made of imported fibers), a small portion of the sale price of which goes to the Children of …

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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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Caron's United yarn helps kids of fallen soldiersCaron has launched a new yarn, called Caron United, that aims to help the children of soldiers who have died in the line of duty as well as providing a good experience for knitters.

The yarn is 100 percent …

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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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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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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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wonder woman blockI just learned about this really cool knitalong, also known as a geekalong, that’s happening over at Lattes and Llamas. Each week the dynamic duo of Megan-Ann and Jac release a new double-knit block pattern that has some kind …

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norfolk uk pergolaThe knitters of Norfolk in the UK are really quite amazing. They once knit a 15-foot-tall Christmas tree, and this year they’ve put together a spectacular garden pergola adorned with knit flowers, birds and bugs.

The structure, which measures more …

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parkland hospital warm up americaParkland Hospital in Dallas is the public hospital for Dallas County, which means they deliver a lot of babies in a lot of different circumstances.

They’re teaming up with Warm Up, America to try to fulfill a great — and …

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penguin sweatersThe story has been all over the Internet the past few days. A story out of Australia said that the Penguin Foundation was putting out a call to knitters for wee sweaters for penguins.

It said they use the sweaters …

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kids hats charity knittingIf you like to knit for charity or just like simple, cute patterns to knit for gifts, the Knitting Daily free ebook Knitting for Charity is something you ought to check out.

The ebook has five patterns — for an …

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stash bustingIf you have yarn that you like but there’s just too much of it for you to knit it all for yourself and those friends and family members who who be grateful (because, let’s face it, not everyone in our …

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ricefield collectiveSeveral 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 …

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purl dogI 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 …

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cotton chemo capThis 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 …

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