Weekly wrap up

Longest crochet chain while running a marathon

Susie broke her own world record for making the longest crochet chain while running a marathon. She plans to undo all her hard work and re-crochet it into a blanket to donate to someone suffering from Alzheimer's. 

To help Susie raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK click here.

Crochet wrapped bus promotes Fargo

Street artist Olek crocheted a cosy for a double decker bus to promote the new mini series based on the movie Fargo.


The Spring 2014 Twist Collective was released last weekend. 

Mark your calendars — Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People 7 comes out on 22 April.

Amy Herzog announced her second annual Make Wear Love retreat with Clara Parkes. 

Colette released two patterns for knit fabrics this week: Mabel and Moneta.

You can read more about them here. We love the versions that members of the Curvy Collective have blogged about. Colette also released a new book on sewing with knits that I'm eager to take a look at. 

And I got home from Cambodia,  I've been slowly trying to recover from the long journey and time change. Fortunately the weather has made the reentry as easy as possible and knitting is something that can be done when you feel like a bit of a zombie! And since I already feel topsy-turvy it's not too odd to be working on stuff for autumn. 

A treasure trove of old knitting footage

Swatching in pattern

Swatching in pattern