I don’t think I’ve watched a full soccer match since I was a U17 Defenceman, more than a few years ago…..but the international ferver over the FIFA World Cup has been contagious! It seems that people I have never heard speak of the sport are suddenly swept up and excited about it. It also brings up some serious rivalries!
So, of course, it’s time to do some World Cup Knitting. I’m a fan of the team scarf but that might not be too practical, as it’s June (a cold June here, but June none the less). For somethings a little simpler, you can add a soccer ball to anything you might be knitting. There is a great chart here (scroll down, it’s on the right).If your an England fan there’s a waving flag chart here. There is a team Germany hat here (easily adaptable to any striped flag).
The funniest World Cup knitting I’ve seen is definitely the soccer playing monkey! Check him out here.
Knitting brings more than fan fun to South Africa, it also brings jobs to knitting women. Anina shared this great article with me and I thought I would pass it on. Gogos Spread their 2010 Knitting Magic
And, of course, there is a Ravelry Group that are working on a Knitting Olympics-esque knit along for the games. You can check that out here.
Some shop news: Urban Yarns is on Facebook! You can check us out here to keep up with all our shop updates, share pattern ideas, and get some quick advice.
Our sale this week is Alessandra Super Kid Seta, regulat $14.95, now 25% off at $11.21. It’s a yarn that’s comparable to Rowan Kidsilk Haze so there are tons of patterns!