Saturday, May 22, 2010

Knitters of every level of experience can make a difference

Today I came across a wonderful charity that provides "comfort scarves" to women in shelters for abused women.  While most of their donations are in the Southern California area, they are expanding throughout the US and internationally. 

One of the things I like about this type of project is that the scarves (which can be knit or crocheted) can be as simple or as complex as you want to make them, can be completed quickly, and provide an endless variety of options.  If you want to learn more, visit Handmade Especially For You.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Wind Knitting

Just when I thought I'd heard of every possible knitting-related invention, I was shocked today to discover wind knitting.  Some incredibly ingenious person has designed and built a small roof-top machine that knits by wind power.  It knits a circular tube, which is cut periodically and stitched by hand to secure the edges, and viola - you have a scarf!  Don't believe me?  See for yourself!

I just have one thing to say about this... I WANT ONE!!!