Welcome to the third 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:
- Google gets knitting
Anyone familiar with Google (and who isn’t) has probably seen a Google Doodle at some point. This is what Google calls the little drawing they put in the place of their search engine logo to celebrate special occasions.
On December 21, the winter solstice in the Northern hemisphere and the start of winter, Google turned their logo into knitting. Apparently it didn’t appear in every country, so for those of you that didn’t catch it, here it is again:
There’s hands working the stitches and everything, though I have to say the technique used is very peculiar! I don’t think whoever made the doodle actually knits.
- Warm woolly hats for cold kids
I always love to see this sort of thing. A group of women gets together and knits 500 warm woolly items for primary school kids who desperately need them. Or how about this woman who on her own knit a thousand (!) for the homeless. Well done!
- Knitting yarns: writers on knitting
This recently published book, edited by Ann Hood, holds stories from a variety of writers explain what knitting means to them.
Knitting is much more than a hobby for so many of us, so this should be an interesting read.