Welcome to the second installment of our weekly update of knitting related news stories. I search the internet for the best and most interesting knitting related news.
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This week’s news:
- Arm Knitting
We all know that knitting has seen a revival in recent years and has become all trendy again. The most recent trend within that trend is most definitely arm knitting.
Arm knitting doesn’t require needles, just chunky yarn. The knitter uses his or her own arms as the needles; hence the name (duh, obviously!).
A quickGoogle of ‘arm knitting’ turns up a whole bunch of tutorials including videos if you want to check it out.
Due to the thick yarn used, arm knitting is a quick way to turn out a bunch of scarves and things.
Personally, I’m not convinced. Call me a purist, but I like needles with my yarn. I also suspect this is going to be one of those fads that nobody will remember about this time next year. Still, some trend followers might well graduate into real knitting and in any case, the more knitting gains in popularity, in whichever form, the better it is.
- The Knit Menagerie
I just love this. I mean, who wouldn’t? A group of knitters gets together and knits a zoo.
If that doesn’t put a smile on your face then I don’t know what would.
- Knitting in the Theatre
Normally, bringing your knitting into the theatre might earn you nothing but frowns from other people in the audience, but for her performances of ‘The Sweater Curse’ Elaine Liner encourages it.
That’s right, a theatre show by a knitter, for knitters.
Apparently Shakespeare mentions knitting in about half of his plays, so why not.