NO COLD SHOULDERS
A new knitting festival has just been
announced, The Inverness Loch Ness International Knitting
festival hopes to attract 3,000 visitors
in September 2016. Exhibitions and fashion shows will keep visitors entertained, plus there’s an attempt to set a world record for covering Dores
beach in knitted Loch Ness monsters.
Warrington craftivists knitted outside Starbucks to encourage people to take in reuseable cups instead of using and then discarding
the coffee shop’s disposable versions.
Knitting experienced a boom in the 1940s with women at home making hats and gloves for the troops overseas. Wartime designers developed patterns to make them more practical, such as the balaclava helmet with ear flaps that could be used in telephone operations. Download vintage patterns from this era for free via the Victoria and Albert Museum online at vam.ac.uk