June 2013 News Archive

Knitters make 2-mile scarf for pub challenge

Vancouver grannies teach knitting to students (iStockphoto)

Knitters in Bradford on Avon have gone the extra two miles in aid of a new pub charity challenge.

The owners of The Rising Sun have chosen a very unusual way to show their support for the Dorothy House charity, Bath Chronicle reports.

A barmaid at the pub came up with the idea of knitting a scarf... read more

Grandma knits for Wounded Warrior Project

Mothers' Union knits balaclavas for Afghanistan troops (Thinkstock/Stocktrek)

A grandma from Milwaukee has used her crafty skills to help raise money to help injured service members.

Ginny Gallauer,84, from Oconomowoc has been knitting for the soldiers and donating all of her craft sales to the Wounded Warrior Project.

The widow of a former Marine told Fox6Now.com that she... read more

Knitting back in vogue, claims author

Unfinished knitted artworks on display in Norwich (iStockphoto)

As anyone with an interest in knitting and crocheting will no doubt have noticed, yarncrafts are currently very popular.

Enjoyed by men and women of all ages, these hobbies are very much in vogue, with no sign that the interest in them will wane anytime soon.

This is according to lifelong craftsw... read more

Albany woman crochets plastic bags

Detroit parishioners knit mats from carrier bags (Sainsbury's)

A woman from Albany, US has chosen to do her bit for the environment and begin recycling plastic bags.

But rather than simply reusing them she has begun cutting them up and crocheting with the bags.

Daily Tidings reports that Shirley Callahan has been doing this for almost 20 years and has become... read more

Louth knitters bring colour to summer festival

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

Knitters in Louth are bringing colour to the town's summer festivities.

Those who possess talents in crocheting and yarncraft are pooling their skills to help decorate the town with all manner of woollen items.

This is to help celebrate the three-week Zero Degrees arts and music festival, which b... read more

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