Corinne Appleton sent us this one:
Seems Vickie Howell, familiar to many as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, has been browsing through Google Trends and found this chart representing the ebb and flow of interest in knitting and crochet over the years. Here are a few fun facts she discovered:
- Knitting hit its peak in popularity in 2005. Crochet? It's Right Now, Baby!
- In the US, the highest concentration of knitters are found in Spokane, Reno, & Boise
- American crocheters congregate primarily in Chicago, Atlanta, and LA
- But if you crochet, Argentina is the place to be
And Peggy Pye sent this one in. . .
A. C. Moore collects knitted and crocheted items to distribute to those in need in the US and in 20 different countries of Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Noted in the Winter 2014/2015 issue of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, an exhibit entitled Man-Made: The Masculine Aesthetic in Contemporary Quiltmaking is currently at the Craft & Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles through May 3.
Continuing in this vein of random miscellaneous:
|Our Kayleigh, ready for the runway.|