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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…

BBC wonders why knitting is popular

“Knitting is no longer the pastime of an older generation, it is increasingly appealing to a younger demographic who are engaging with the idea of expressing themselves through knitting as a creative art. The advance of the internet and social media has also been key to the emergence of new close-knit communities.” via BBC News […]

Crochet statistics: data visualization by RUSSIAN SPHINX

This Russian blogger came up with a warming way of visualizing population growth data: RUSSIAN SPHINX: Population of Russia from 1500 to 2000. She wrote that the advantages of this method of visualization are : – it’s environment friendly, you don’t need electricity – it’s cat-entertaining – cold-protective – easy to create. I would add […]

Young and creative?

Amanda Hess at  XXFactor asks an interesting question about youth and creativity:. Why is it that youth seems to be a fueling factor to inspire the creativity of screenwriters and directors, but we rarely take the creations of those who are actually young seriously? Hess takes issue with the criticism Lena Dunham has received for […]