December 2012 News Archive

Knitting is secret to longevity, claims Australia's oldest person

Knitting is secret to longevity, claims Australia's oldest person (iStockphoto)

Australia's oldest resident has claimed that knitting is one of the secrets to living a long life.

Jane Gray, who was originally born in Angus, Scotland, reached 111 this week and celebrated her milestone in Sydney, STV reports.

Ms Gray is currently the 63rd oldest person in the world, although s... read more

US knitters reminded they can carry needles on planes

US knitters reminded they can carry needles on planes

Knitters in the US have been reminded that they can in fact carry their knitting needles on planes.

During the holiday season, many people choose to travel home or visit friends and family, likely incurring many hours of travelling.

For people wishing to journey by air, Lesley Carlin, from Trip A... read more

Festive yarn-bombers create Hampshire high street snowman

Festive yarn-bombers create Hampshire high street snowman

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to spread the festive spirit than with a spot of yarn-bombing.

There's no steadfast rules as to when you should try out some guerrilla knitting, but winter is certainly a great time to deck the streets with wool.

This is exactly what an anonymous ... read more

Crime spoof makes light of knitted jumper trend

Crime spoof makes light of knitted jumper trend

A new touring comedy is making light of the Danish crime series The Killing, focusing on knitting and using a whole host of knitted props.

Inspector Norse, inspired by the trend for Scandinavian crime thrillers, is a new play by LipService Theatre.

It follows a similar crime-fighting vein, but ma... read more

Eco knitting skills taught in St Helens schools

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

Knitting, sewing and crocheting are not often taught in schools anymore, however one town in Merseyside is hoping to encourage children to try their hands at them.

But, rather than using yarn and needles, schools in St Helens are going to be using old plastic and cloth.

This is part of a £22,000 ... read more

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