November 2013 News Archive

Brain injury patient reveals lofty aims for knitting hobby

Yarn bombers weave woolly magic in Northern Ireland

A brain injury patient has revealed how she hopes to break a world record one day by knitting the longest scarf ever seen.

Margaret Hardy lives in Cambridge and began visiting her local branch of the charity Headway after sustaining a brain injury eight years ago, the Cambridge Times reports.

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Learn more about Victorian crafts at Midlands Christmas event

Learn more about Victorian crafts at Midlands Christmas event

People living in the Midlands will be able to learn about the crafts that Victorian people enjoyed at Christmas soon, thanks to a special event at the Framework Knitters Museum in Nottingham.

On December 14th between 11:00 and 17:00 GMT, the attraction will open its doors for its annual festive e... read more

College students bond over love of knitting

Dallas yarn bombers decorate historic space

Students are perhaps better known for their love of partying than a penchant for handicrafts. However, that's not the way things are at the University of Iowa, where a knitting club is going from strength to strength.

It all started last year when Mackenzie Bean and Shyla Ruppert - who came from ... read more

Crocheting presents the perfect alternative to Black Friday in US

Yarn bombers weave woolly magic in Northern Ireland

Today (November 29th) marks Black Friday in the US, the day after Thanksgiving when stores put on special sales and everyone is expected to start their Christmas shopping with a vengeance.

Understandably, this is quite a daunting prospect for people who don't enjoy being jostled and having their ... read more

Young knitter proves it's never too early to start crafting

The Big Knitathon opens for registration

Amid the festivity and merriness of Christmas, the annual problem of what presents to buy certain friends and relatives always crops up. Eight-year old Eric Belanger, however, has taken the initiative and knitted a range of woollen hats for presents - for babies who haven't even been born yet.

A ... read more

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