August 2013 News Archive

BBC2 boss opens up about Great British Knit Off suggestion

Natty Knitters create woollen garden

The Great British Bake Off has been a phenomenal TV success story in recent years, uniting the whole country in their love of scones and cakes and encouraging more people to try their luck in the kitchen.

Following on from this the BBC brought out Sewing Bee, which focused on various challenges w... read more

Girl scout knits for homeless community

Girl scout knits for homeless community (iStockphoto)

Knitting is a great community activity - helping to bring together people of all ages and allowing them to share craft skills with one another.

In Massachusetts, girl scout Jessica Thomson has taken it upon herself to get her local area knitting for good causes.

The student at North Middlesex Reg... read more

100-year-old ‘still crazy about knitting’

Outdoor knitters get into Olympic spirit

Throughout a lifetime many people will flit between different hobbies, from sports to crafts and reading to art.

But for some people there is nothing better than honing your favourite activity from childhood and sticking with it till you reach a ripe old age.

This is exactly what Mary Barry of Co... read more

Prayer Shawl Ministry praises generosity of charity knitters

107-year-old celebrates birthday by knitting

Church groups are a great place for knitters to share skills and work together on important charity projects.

Providing a community space to meet and plenty of willing volunteers you can often find many likeminded people who are keen to do their bit for the local area through the medium of craft.... read more

Sharon Osbourne 'knitting baby bonnet' for Simon Cowell

Sharon Osbourne 'knitting baby bonnet' for Simon Cowell (Getty)

With the prospect of a friend or family member having a baby it can be difficult to resist the urge to get knitting.

From bonnets to romper suits and knitted teddies there are many things you can make as gifts for newborns.

Sharon Osbourne may have already witnessed the birth of her first grandch... read more

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