Welcome to the sixth 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:
- Yarn bombing
We all know about yarn bombing. It’s hardly news at this stage. But I did come across some remarkable yarn bombed items this week that I’d thought I’d share
What about this yarn bombed sheep for one?
And it appears the latest craze is to replace boring old garden fences with knitted ones. I love this idea. If I had a garden to put a fence around, I’d definitively consider doing it.
I’m not sure how practical it is, but yarn bombed lawnmower does look awesome.
And if you fancy participating in a bit of yarn bombing of your own, why not contribute to this initiative to knit, get this, a *beach hut cozy*!
- Russia’s largest hat
I know, I know, the upcoming winter Olympics in Russia are the topic of much controversy.
Still, I think everybody can approve of Russia’s largest hat being knitted to celebrate the occassion. Everybody likes hats, surely? Especially hand knit ones.
The woolly hat will be 20 ft tall and will fit a head 65 ft in diameter. About 160 pounds of yarn will be required for the project which is worked on by a team of knitters.
Check the story here.
- The Guardian calls for pictures of knitted scarves
The renowned UK newspaper, the Guardian, has a section on it’s website called the Guardian Witness, where it allows the public to upload their own pictures.
They are now calling for submissions of hand knit scarves. The best pictures will be featured in the paper in February. This is your chance to make your knitting famous!
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