We are fortunate enough to have Denmark's Vithard Villumsen kick off our Knitter's in Residence Series this year. All workshops will be held in my pre-confederation log cabin and food will be served by our resident French Canadian Lumberjack.
I am heading to Denmark in a few weeks to attend one of my favourite festivals, Strikkefestival Fano, and to give a talk in Saeby on the Canadian men's knitting scene. Once again I will be sporting my knitted balls. If I have as much luck as I had last year, I will find some beautiful Danes who will have fun with them.
I knew that June would be a challenging month. A city move, patterns to complete, a fashion show to pull together, Board Meetings, an Annual General Meeting and Pride outfits to create. And then Orlando happened.
It has been a great summer for sports; the UEFA Euro 2016, Wimbledon, The Tour de France and now the Olympics. I always wanted to run in the Olympics, but didn't make it beyond the trials. At least I can participate in the Knitting Olympics. The yarn harlot http://www.yarnharlot.ca/ popularized this during the 2006 Olympics. The rules are simple, you cast-on during the opening ceremony, and complete the project by the closing ceremony. In traditional Olympic spirit, I grabbed my needles, yarn, shed my clothes and will have a blanket to cover me by the closing ceremony.
World AIDS Day & The Red Scarf Project
My daughter told me about the Red Scarf project in Peterborough and thought I might be interested. I saw this as an opportunity to participate in an HIV/AIDS initiative in a community outside of Toronto.