May 31, 2006

Breast Cancer Knitting Charity

A new knitting charity project for breast cancer has been started on the Internet. The Think Pink Challenge is charity knitting challenge to support breast cancer awareness.

Started by Sydney Tyler Thomas of Soulful Knitting Ministries, the goal is to collect 1000 knitted or crocheted scarves by September 2006 to be given to women facing breast cancer. The scarves will be distributed in October for Breast Awareness month.

To participate, knit or crochet at least one pink scarf in a pattern of your choice. You may use any yarn you prefer.

Then send the scarves to Syndey. She will arrange to have them sent to the American Cancer Society.

Find out more at The Think Pink Challenge website.

Stitch n' Pitch Baseball Knitting Event

Stitch n' Pitch knitting event will be held on July 20th at the San Francisco Giants AT&T park. Knitters are encouraged to bring their knitting projects to the baseball game and meet other knitters all while enjoying Giants baseball.

Specially priced tickets include admission to the Giants vs. San Diego Padres game as well as a Giants Stitch n' Pitch tote bag.

Stitch n' Pitch

May 29, 2006

Spin Out - June 24, 2006

Spin Out will be held in New York City's Central Park at Cherry Hill Fountain on Saturday, June 24, 2006. The event is free and open to the public.

Expect to see lots of knitters and spinners. And expect to see spindles and spinning wheels. And knitting.

The raindate will be the following day, Sunday, June 25th.

Spin Out information.

May 24, 2006 Spring 2006 Surprise Knitting Patterns Released

Three new knitting patterns have been added to the Spring 2006 Issue of

- A crazy skirt pattern from Pinpilan Wangsai that demands proper accessorization[accessory notes are in the pattern] called Blossom
- An adorable baby halter pattern from Tisra Fadely, for babies in warmer climates called Katja.
- a special felted tea cosy pattern, designed especially for Knitty by Kristin Nicholas...knitted and embroidered in an irresistable array of colors.

See all knitting patterns at

New Knitting Podcast - BritKnitCast

Carrie Anne Dennison has posted her first episode of BritKnitCast, a knittng and crochet podcast from north east England.

May 20, 2006

Upcoming Knitting and Fiber Related Events

The Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair - Cummington, MA May 27-28, 2006
Great Lakes Fiber Show - Wooster, OH May 27-28, 2006
Pagosa Fiber Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO May 27-28, 2006
Camp Stitches NC 2006 - Lake Junaluska, NC Jun 1-5, 2006
Northwest Regional Spinners Association Conference - Tacoma, WA Jun 1-4, 2006
Heart of America Sheep Show and Fiber Fest - Nevada, MO Jun 2-4, 2006
IwannaKnit ReTreat - Rome City, IN Jun 2-4, 2006
Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival - Franklin, IN Jun 3, 2006
SoXperience 2006 - Stanardsville, VA Jun 3-4, 2006
Celebration of Textiles - Washington, DC Jun 3-4, 2006
Stitch 'n Bitch with Debbie Stoller - Cartona, Italy Jun 3-10, 2006
Texas Folklife Festival - San Antonio, TX Jun 8-11, 2006
Alpacalachin Farms' Harvest Festival - Apalachin, NY Jun 10, 2006
Iowa Summmer Sheep and Wool Festival - Adel, IA Jun 10-11, 2006
Maine Fiber Frolic - Windsor, ME Jun 11-12, 2006
Estes Park Wool Market - Estes Park, CO Jun 17-18, 2006
Fiberfest - Kirtland, OH Jun 17-18, 2006
Black Sheep Gathering - Eugene, OR Jun 23-25, 2006
Virginia Angora Goat & Mohair Association Show and Sale - Lewisburg, WV Jun 23-26, 2006

May 19, 2006

Interesting Knitting Finds

Needle Primer - Every thing you wanted to know about knitting needles but were afraid to ask. Carol writes an informative article on knitting needles, their structure and methods of use.

Stitchcraft To Re-Air - Scheduled to appear on the Oxygen Network on Saturday, May 20: 6 pm and Sunday, May 21: 2 pm. Stitchcraft is a knitting show featuring Lily Chin and Vogue Knitting.

Free Patterns for Crocheted & Knitted Flowers - Chloe has compile a list of free patterns for crocheted and knitted flowers.

Ask Crafty - Vickie Howell, host of Knitty Gritty on the DIY network, is starting a new craft related column on her website. E-mail her your craft and knitting questions.

StitchCraft Review

Peggy Smith of All Info About Family Screen Scene has written a review on two crafty shows on the Oxygen network including StitchCraft starring Lily Chin.

Read Crafty Girls On Oxygen.

May 16, 2006

2006 Knitting World Cup

The 2006 Knitting World Cup to run along with the Soccer 2006 World cup starts on June 9, 2006 and will run until the final whistle on July 9, 2006.

Each knitter should pick a challenging projects that can be completed in the alloted time. The project should not be started before the start of the Soccer 2006 World Cup and must be finished before it finishes.

Knitters can participate alone or in groups. To find out more and to sign up your team, go to 2006 Knitting World Cup.

World Wide Knit In Public Day

World Wide Knit In Public Day - June 10,2006

The second annual World Wide Knit in Public Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2006. This world wide knitting event was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a way for knitters to take pride in their knitting.

By knitting in public, either alone or with a group, at a park or in a coffee house, knitters will know that they are not alone because other knitters will be doing the same thing world-wide on the same day.

Danielle writes, "This is a way to help knitters feel good about their hobby, and maybe introduce more people to the craft."

Knitters can register their groups or themselves on the website in order to find other knitters to knit with.

So get out your pointy sticks and some yarn and show your knitting pride!

For more information, go to the World Wide Knit In Public website.

May 14, 2006

New National Knitting Program

New National Knitting Program

Lion Brand Yarn Company and Purple Tree, Inc have joined forces to promote a new national knitting program for knitters in the United States.

The companies are offering a knitter instructor program that allows knitters to earn money while teaching others to knit. A turnkey program uses exclusive knitting projects geared towards new knitters that have been designed with these types of knitters in mind.

Instructors will receive professional training and business advice to help them manage their Knitting Instruction business.

In order to register, Knitting Instructors will need to submit at least 4 class orders in a 12 month period. They will alos receive orders and collect payment from students.

Find out more about the knitting instructor program.

May 06, 2006

Interesting Knitting Finds

Interesting Knitting Finds
Knitting Patterns
Tuplip - this is sassy top with a key hole neckline

Upcoming Knitting Events
1st Annual Yarn Rant - an email crusade to take place all on one day, letting yarn manufacturers know how knitters feel about poor yarn quality. Thursday, June 1, 2006. More information available at KnitSpot

New Yarn and Knitting Gadgets
Knit Lite - allows knitters to knit in dimly-lit places at any time of day or night.
Pure - 100% Silk - can't wait to see this yarn in person

Interweave Summer 2006 Preview - check out a preview of the knitting magazine that will be available May 16, 2006. Several free patterns are already available including a set of knitted socks, the pea pod baby set and the painted desert shawl.

Finished Objects (FOs)Dyed Roving - great combination of colors: Pink and Orange!
Dyed Yarn Using Kool-Aid - yummy looking yarns!

May 02, 2006

Interesting Knitting Finds

Interesting Knitting Finds


Secret Pal 8 questionnaire Posted - if you signed up for this (the deadline was April 30th), now is the time to post your questionnaire on your blog. Partners will be assigned by May 15th.

Southwest Traders Announces New KARAOKE yarn - 6 of the 12 new colors posted.


MagKnits May Issue - Patterns include cute knitted teddy bears with movable arms and legs; Argyle v-neck sweater; lace socks; and more.

The AntiCraft - Beltane 2006 issue is now available and includes a fair isle knit hat.

For The Love of Yarn - Spring 2006 issue with both knitting and crochet patterns.

Spindlicity - This spinning magazine has several great knitting patterns including a head wrap and a felted tea cozy.

Vickie Howell's Monthly Pattern - This month's pattern, Brimster, is a baseball cap style hat/beanie.


Sunrise Circle Jacket - great pink jacket.