Sunday, March 9, 2008

World's fastest knitter

Results of the International Speed Knitting Contest at the Craft Yarn Council of America event in Minneapolis: The title of the world's fastest knitter went to Hazel Tindall, a member of the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers. Second prize was won by Miriam Tegels of the Netherlands, and a close third place by Wannietta Prescod of Canada.
You'll be able to meet Hazel on Shetland during the Scottish Skeins & Skerries Tour this July.
Hazel's comments on accepting her prize:
"I am delighted to have won the 2008 competition and grateful for the sponsorship of UK Hand Knitting Association. After hearing about the competition some people have been inspired to pick up their needles again. The best way to learn about knitting is to meet more experienced knitters so I'm pleased to see so much useful information about knitting groups/clubs listed on website where such help can be found.
I'd like to dedicate my success to all the speedy Shetland knitters whose work had to be top quality and quickly produced in order to keep their families from starvation."

Joyce James
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