I missed an opportunity to make some sort of March of the Penguins/Happy Feet reference in my last post. Luckily, Chanel presented more than one intarsia penguin sweater for Fall 2007, giving me another excuse to post, and an opportunity to link to this hilarious promo bit for March of the Penguins.
Knitting News - March 8 2007
pureknits is offering a yarntini sock club membership! The first allotment of memberships sold out quickly, but a few more were added late yesterday. If you missed your chance, console yourself with something else from Yahaira's exquisitely curated shop. Perhaps the yummy looking kashmir dk ?
- You can now register for this year's Split Rock Arts Summer Workshops. A few highlights:
Natural Dyes: Techniques for Wool
A Feltmaker's Bag of Tricks: Exploring Hand-Felting Processes
Knitting: A Different Slant
- Dame Helen Mirren plans to knit a football kit for her Oscar.
The Daily Record - March 6 2007
The 61-year-old star, who last month won the best actress Academy Award for her role in The Queen, said she would do it "to keep him warm". [more]
- Knitting women unite to keep Navy dolphins warm
KOMO-TV - March 2 2007
A group of women gathered Friday at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center.
They are part of a knitting group growing across the United States.
It only It looks like a knitting club.
This is much more than knit one, purl two. This is politics.
"The whole problem of putting them on the dolphins is one of the things we have to consider in the future. It's an interesting thought," said Jan Bailey, one of the knitters.
The women are knitting sweaters for warm-water bottlenose dolphins. The Navy wants to put them on Homeland Security patrol here.
One of the knitters Karin Beran says that's cruel, but says the dolphins will know what to do with the sweaters.
"Well, I guess the dolphins are so smart, so they can figure it out, if and how and when. I'm just happy to knit for them," Beran said. [more]