BY Intern Ginny
on Mar 23, 2012
With no shortage of wacky (OK, insane) bills being proposed or passing, it’s an understatement to say women are getting fed up. But maybe the real reason male representatives are hell-bent on controlling our vaginas is simply that they don’t have one of their own! To help solve this problem, Government Free VJJ is asking you to knit, crochet, or sew a vagina and mail it to your local male governor, senator, or representative. Then he will be free to observe his personal beliefs and use it strictly for procreation, and not muddle it with slutty birth control. Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on Mar 09, 2012
International Women’s Day might be over, but that’s no reason to stop celebrating women. Check out this video, posted last week by STC Craft. In it, a few of their authors briefly discuss how knitting has fit into the lives of women, past and present.
For over six years, I have been a proud member of the population of young, urban knitters. Personally, knitting has always been a way for me to produce something unique and beautiful, but with the security blanket of patterns and stitches to follow. Sort of like paint-by-numbers, but more sophisticated. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Oct 21, 2011
Over the last year I’ve become pretty obsessed with yarn bombing so the idea of a hotel room that is made completely out of wool sounds pretty amazing. Call it the “Do Knit Disturb” room (an adorable touch, I might add!) and I’m already packing my bags to get across the pond.
For this particular room at Brighton’s Hotel Pelirocco, local artist, Kate Jenkins and her two assistants spent a month knitting cushions, curtains, the bedspread, a vase of flowers, a lampshade, even a tube of toothpaste. Read More
This is the title of Fiona Goble’s 64-page manual to do just that. Ever fancy a mini knit version of royal heartthrobs Prince William and Prince Harry? This book can help you. Whether you knit or not, these dolls are pretty darn adorable. With the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who is basically taking every 5-year olds dream job, people are more fascinated than ever with the royal family. Read More
BY Larissa Dzegar
on Nov 02, 2010
Kimberly Ellen Hall has been teaching people to knit in exchange for their first projects since 2007. Now, her collection of scarves made by people who have never knit before have earned an exhibit all of their own at the Textile Arts Center from November 5- December 16. Her inspiration for this project is truly lovely; "I learned to knit while I was struggling with a project about luck. I made all sorts of printed pieces with images of items considered lucky: pickles, frogs, black-eyed peas, the number 7, eggs, and so on. But none of the finished pieces felt truly lucky to me. Read More
BY Alison Berry
on Aug 03, 2010
Hey there knitters/crocheters/crafters! Do you have a loved one or someone you know deployed overseas in any branch of the military? Want to do something to do something to say "thank you" to the men and women of the U.S. Military? Well, you can!
Operation Gratitude is collecting warm scarves and caps for the their 2010 Holiday Drive. Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Mar 29, 2010
After Mo Rocca exclaimed at a taping of NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” that handmade sweaters were “itchy,” the subsequent backlash from the knitting community made him re-evaluate his position and learn how to knit. BUST’s Debbie Stoller was there to help him on his way. Check out the clip below. Read More