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Norway prepares for live knitathon programme

Great-grandad shows knitting not just for girls (iStockPhoto)

Norwegian craft fans can look forward to an evening-long knitathon on their TV screens next month.

This is all part of the country's latest trend for 'Slow TV', which has seen them offer programming such as a fireplace burning for 12 hours and 130 hours of a cruise ship sailing live.

NRK, Norway'... read more

Cat charity appeals for knitted treats

Care home residents attempt mice mile record (iStockphoto)

Cat lovers with a penchant for knitting are being urged to get involved with a new project and make some extra special moggy treats.

Leading charity Cats Protection currently looks after more than 6,000 cats and is appealing for feline fans to help provide them with some comfort and fun while the... read more

Rare sheep help create special shawl

Winchcombe hit by yarnbombing (Comstock)

Sheep growers are in for a surprise at their annual convention this weekend as the Great Plains Zoo has made a unique contribution to the event.

The zoo, located in Sioux, South Dakota, donated wool from a pair of their Jacob sheep which was used to make a one-of-a-kind practice shawl. The shawl ... read more

Pensioner overwhelmed by lifetime supply of wool

Outdoor knitters get into Olympic spirit

An 81-year-old man from Middlesbrough is still feeling shocked after winning a lifetime supply of yarn balls.

Eric Prowls, told the Gazette Live that he now has a mountain of wool at his home after subscribing to a knitting magazine which was offering it as a prize.

The former clerical worker rev... read more

Carers knit dementia patients gifts

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

A group of carers from Warrington have been hard at work knitting extra special gifts for patients with dementia.

Volunteers, keen to help those with dementia, have been making twiddle muffs, which are knitted bands with attachments on the outside and inside, Warrington Guardian reports. These in... read more

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