Hats For Refugees Tally

Kathie Mack just posted in Facebook that the first box of hats is on its way to Lebanon for Syrian refugee babies and children. She thanks all the dedicated knitters who have, so far, donated over 300 hats (I am not sure that this includes all the hats at GBOW), and...

Better Knitting Through Felting?

Joann inadvertently tested Noro Sock Yarn, complete with needles, through a full washing cycle. She reports that the needles survived with all stitches on….and yarn was actually easier to knit after she’d spent two full hours in Zen mode, untangling the...

Mother Of The Craft – Part 4

Here’s the last excerpt from Afi-Odelia Scruggs’ essay on Elizabeth Zimmermann.The last sentence of Part 3 was:”Anyone can knit and more and more people continue to do so.””We have Zimmermann to thank for this. She had a passionate desire...

Mother Of The Craft – Part 3

Here is the third installment of the essay on Elizabeth Zimmermann.”When her first pattern appeared in Woman’s Day magazine [in the mid-1950s], Zimmermann didn’t receive a dime. Instead, the magazine published her name and address as the source for...

Controversial Woollies

London Fashion Week is one of the “Big Four” apparel trade shows, keeping company with Milan, Paris and New York. And perhaps it is also the show most likely to have some really wacky outfits. One show that received a lot of attention for wackiness was by...