July 2012 News Archive

Ravelympics unravels US Olympic bureaucracy

The Ravelympics fought its corner against US Olympic bureaucracy

The Olympics is no stranger to controversy, but a knitting scandal is something very few people could have predicted.

This week the US Olympic Committee (USOC) sent a cease-and-desist letter to worldwide knitting forum Ravelry.com, claiming that its fun new 'Ravelympics' infringed on their copyri... read more

Woolfest proves a hit with knitters

Woolfest proved to be a big hit with knitters

Cockermouth's annual Woolfest has just finished, proving a huge hit with all involved.

Heavy showers didn't put off the crowds who made it up to Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth to get a load of the 160 stalls on offer.

Hand-knitted and crocheted items were in abundance, with s... read more

Are you joining the Big Knit 2012?

Are you joining the Big Knit 2012?

One of the most annoying things about knitting is inevitably all the leftover threads and balls of wool.

Rather than throwing them away, most people will keep these bits and bobs under the proviso that a use will be found!

Why not give them to charity?

Age UK is teaming up with Innocent Smooth... read more

Rihanna dons crochet skirt in St Tropez

Rihanna dons crochet skirt in St Tropez

As celebrities go, Rihanna is not noted for being particularly modest, therefore her cool cover up in St Tropez is sure to surprise her fans.

The Rudeboy singer was spotted exploring the streets of St Tropez wearing a green leaf-print bikini, while on her lower half she covered up with a high-wai... read more

Woolsack offers British wool cushions to Olympians

Woolsack offers British wool cushions to Olympic athletes

How would you welcome Olympic athletes? With a properly British gift of course!

Woolsack, a charitable organisation, has been hard at work gathering weavers, felters and quilters to help supply all Olympians and Paralympians participating in upcoming Games with handmade woollen cushions stuffed ... read more

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