I thought I'd share some fun knitting facts with you!
Do you know that the earliest knitted garment was found in Egypt? And it was a pair of socks?
During World Wars I and II women were encouraged to make garments for soldiers. To this end, the phrase "Knit your Bit" was used by which organization?
The American Red Cross. "Knit your bit" appeared on a famous poster depicting a pair of knitted socks in progress and the line, "Our boys need sox!" Special patterns were designed for uniform garments, and required olive drab or navy blue yarn. The patterns are still available at the American Red Cross Museum website, and in 2004 a new "Knit your bit" kit was released to commemorate the dedication of the National World War II Monument in Washington DC.
Here are some people knitting with the world's largest knitting needles!
Photo found at: http://www.ukhandknitting.com/data/Knitting_Statistics.htm
How about some links for free patterns?
Don't know how to knit? There are some great online resources:
How old were you when you learned to knit? Who taught you? What was your first project? Any funny knitting moments?
Let's turn this into a contest: Just be a follower, and answer any of the questions above for a chance to win, leave a separate comment for each question for multiple entries!
giveaway will end at midnight on the 17th of July! Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!
Suppose you'd like to know what you'll win? How about a Crocheted (yes, knitters I know that's a nasty word!) hot pad set?! I'll have more options available when the giveaway ends, so the winner can choose her favorite two.