I saw this article on our Knitting News and just had to link it. I’m partially amazed that Hazel Tindell (55 from Scotland) was able to average nearly 90 stitches per minute in front of 50,000 spectators. But I’m even more amazed that 50,000 people attended the event at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota! It’s so cool that a knitting competition had a better turn-out than most rock-and-roll concerts. And it was televised, to boot!
After her win, Hazel had this to say: “There’s plenty that can knit fast – I’m sure I could be challenged. But sadly, probably not by anyone under 50 because hand knitting is a skill which is rapidly vanishing.” Now, maybe I’m a bit biased but my wife is only 27 this year. I’d like to see her give Ms. Tindell some competition! Hand knitting is a rare skill these days, I think.
How can we get more young ladies (and gentlemen) into it? Share your ideas!