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A Knitted Legacy Women were leaving the rice fields of Uhaj, Ifugao in the Phillipines to find more work until two intrepid women, Candy Reyes-Alipio and Aurora Mangubat-Suarez, came in and taught them to knit. Now, with the income raised from handknit monsters, toys and scarves through the Knitting Expedition brand, they are able to stay in their ancestral lands, providing a sustaining legacy of community for future generations. Learn more at www.knitting-expedition. myshopify.com.
Yarn and Go It’s a growing trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon—yarn stores hitting the open road in trucks, RVs and pop-ups. From the Yarn Over Truck in California to Yarnbyrds RV in Ohio, at least eight mobile yarn stores can be found in the United States, in places such as open-air markets, festivals and parking lots, all with the hopes of raising curiosity and attracting new knitters. Keep an eye out for fibers rolling into your town!
People Knitting It’s not just knitters who are fascinated by yarn being slowly transformed into something useful. In her new book, People Knitting: A Century of Photographs, Barbara Levine uncovers, in over 100 historical photographs, what captures us all: the quietly contemplative and creative expression that knitting inspires. Learn more at www.papress.com.