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Works in Progress: The Chill, the Challenging, and the Almost-Finished

Every time I’m sitting down after a long day, mind empty but not yet ready to sleep, I take the knitting in my hand and I get reminded that there’s more to yarn than dyeing it! I’ve been working on several projects at once: something easy-peasy that can just keep my hands busy while I […]

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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, […]

On storms, playgrounds, and designs

So Hurricane Sandy came and went. We got lucky: no flooded basement, no trees falling on our car, didn’t even lose power. We invited some friends who live closer to the sea and were evacuated, but in the end biggest problems the storm meant to us was a closed daycare, a restless toddler, and some […]