Category Funny

Are you knitting ironically?

I have written before about the news media’s (and the general public’s)  fascination with knitting being *gasp!* popular, and *gasp squared!* popular among the non-grandkids-having group. Then I ran into this article from a Canadian weekly, which proposes that knitting isn’t just a fun hobby made even more fun by new contemporary yarns and specialized […]

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This Rocking Chair Knits a Wool Cap While You Kick Back and Relax

So, today seems to be the Day For Furniture and Housewares That Knit. After I posted yesterday about Siren Elise Wilhelmsen’s “365” knitting clock,  Gizmodo published a post about another imaginative use of knitting in a design thesis project: Damien Ludi and  Colin Peillex’s “Rocking Knit,”  a hat-knitting machine powered by human muscle, that is, […]

Knitting Clock Update: Artist explains her work in video

Knitting Clock Designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen talks about her thesis project, “365” a.k.a. the Knitting Clock. She explains that the clock, which knits in the round, is actually a functional clock that tells the time: it has a 24-hour face, knits one stitch each half hour and one row each day. It shows not only […]

Knitting Time: A clock that knits

I’ve always known that knitting passes the  time, but never thought it measures it. Norwegian designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen designed “365”, a clock that knits a 2-meter long scarf in one year. Each stitch marks the passage of time, and the yarn still unknitted is the future, full of possibilities. Wilhelmsen says of her project: […]

Originally posted on Exchanging Fire:
I love this image (it’s a perennial favorite on social media sites) and since scarf weather is starting, I thought that I would share it with all of you. I’d add to the list below, of course, and say that a knitter like me always needs something linen stitched on…

Artisanal Overload

Doctor Grumpy in the House: Artisanal Overload. This almost made squirt coffee over my laptop. I hereby solemnly swear not to call anything I make “artisanal.” Especially a website.