Monday, 14 October 2013

It's Knitting Week!


Happy Knitting Week,  fellow crafters! 


I never really need an excuse to knit, as you can imagine... but all the same it's nice to celebrate the ancient art of fashioning things conjured by artfully manipulating two sticks and some fibre into something new.


There are *lots* of knitter-friendly things going on this week!

Here are my picks:

• Free knitting patterns on the UK Hand Knitting Association website - here.

• Knitting as a spectator sport? Well believe it or not, it happens in Norway!

• Win a fabulous knitting holiday in Shetland (yes please!)

• Fancy a freebie? How about a nice ball of Bergère De France yarn? (info here)


It also happens to be Wool Week here in the UK as well (how convenient!). 

If you're in London or Edinburgh and fancy learning a new skill or want to boost your knitterly abilities, check out the Knit Nation events (including workshops and drop-in sessions) hosted by John Lewis stores and run in conjunction with the Campaign for Wool folks as part of Wool Week. Did I mention they're free?!

3 comments:

Claira said...

Fabulous round up of links :) PS. Is that your knitting bag? So cute! xx

Cat McLaughlin said...

Thank you! & yes, that is my knitting bag (one of them anyway...) that I bought a few years ago, it's vintage, from Armstrong's, they had a concession at the Edinburgh Miss Selfridge when I was the Stockroom Manager there :) It was handy being friendly with the Concession Manager!!

[side note-why can't you edit your own blooming comments after posting, argh!]

Claira said...

Ah ha, very handy indeed! An inside job! ;) Love it xx