Norwegian TV Station to Air Five Straight Hours of Competitive Knitting

Ah, Norway! Land of my people! A Norwegian television station has announced that they plan to broadcast the world knitting record for the fastest time from "sheep to actual finished sweater"—earmarking a full five contiguous hours for the purpose. That's five hours of shearing, spinning, and knitting (plus four hours… »10/08/13 5:15pm10/08/13 5:15pm

Knitting Is A 'Good Thing For Girls,' In Case You Were Wondering

Today in gendered toys, we learn that juggling (or its later-in-life equivalent: hackey sack) is a male pursuit, while knitting (or its later-in-life equivalent: knitting scarves for Male Life Mate and the three beautiful Post-Uteran Flowers that you two have together, who—heteronormatively!—frolic in the backyard… »12/01/12 1:30pm12/01/12 1:30pm

The Worldwide Campaign To Knit Sweaters For Penguins

Skeinz, a yarn store in New Zealand, is calling on knitters throughout the world to knit sweaters for the penguins affected by a massive oil spill that occurred earlier this month. The tiny sweaters, while eliciting aww's and squee's, serve a very important function: they prevent the oil-soaked birds from poisoning… »10/20/11 12:40pm10/20/11 12:40pm