The KnitSimple Holiday Issue is out and our exotic wood crochet hooks are featured in the Knit + That section. Check it out!
Fall is in the air, and the weather seems much better for a cozy evening of needles and yarn. I know I’ve been feeling more inspired. I have started a cute striped scarf in duck colors for my little one.
Quick to Make Chunky Mobius Cowl (Cut Out + Keep)
Knitting with Your Dog’s Hair (If It’s Hip, It’s Here) – photos, link to a book about how and a company that will make yarn from your pet’s hair.
Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived (Caffaknitted) – Knitted Henry VIII and all his wives.
Rwanda Knits Auction – Founded in 2003, the Rwanda Knits project provides hand-operated, American-made knitting machines plus technical and business training to low income women in Rwanda to enable them to earn a living through knitting.
Politician Finger Puppets – Free pattern from LionBrand of Obama and McCain. Tee. Hee. (via WhipUp)
The Olympics in Beijing were exciting, but we’re not sure they can hold a giant torch to the 2008 Ravelympics (need to be a member). Thousands of members of Ravelry, a social network for fiber artists, participated in the Ravelympics. Some stats from Ravelry:
The 2008 Ravelympics were a huge hit! Thousands of Ravelers from around the world participated and had a fantastic time. It was a great way to end the summer. Some stats:
- Total FOs (not stash/yarn): 6764
- Countries participating: 56
- Total frogged projects (hey, it happens to all of us): 104
- Yarn used: 1,996,255 meters (over 2 million yards)
Laurel HIll is thrilled to be a prize sponsor for the Ravelympics. Of all the finished objects, 41 people were drawn randomly to receive a Laurel Hill crochet hook. The prizes are in the mail and we’re excited about being part of the winning team.
A few of the winning finished objects:
‘Tis the season for spooks and ghouls and really really cute Halloween projects. Most of these are quick, so you can knit or crochet them in time for All Hallow’s Eve. Just click on the image to get to the pattern.
Crocheted Candy Bags via Lion Brand
Adorable wrap-around bat from Mochimochi. The pattern is just $5.
Bernat’s glow-in-the-dark yarn is available through October from Michael’s. Several fun (and free) projects available via the Bernat Web site.
Have a safe and spooky Halloween!