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  • Software Engineer Hacks a Knitting Machine to Create Massive Stellar Map

    09/03/2018 7:05:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | September 3, 2018 07:54am ET | Chelsea Gohd,
    By hacking a domestic knitting machine, a software engineer advanced modern knitting and made a massive equatorial star map in tapestry form. Australian software engineer Sarah Spencer spent years hacking and programming a 1980s domestic knitting machine for fun. This hobby grew into much more, however, as Spencer developed a new computer algorithm that did something never before accomplished with such machines. Her accomplishment — knitting with bird's-eye backing using one knit per pixel in three colors — might not mean much to anyone outside of the knitting community. But this achievement allowed Spencer to make something truly out of...
  • Photographer's incredible photos show models blending into the environment in CAMOUFLAGE knitwear

    01/20/2018 9:03:58 AM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 January 2018 | Rod Ardehali
    For many creatives, blending into the background is something to be avoided. But one photographer has found a novel way of using camouflaged knitwear to make his artwork stand out. These astonishing pictures show various people merging into their backgrounds using perfectly matching clothing.
  • Vanity Affair Apologizes For Suggesting Hillary Clinton Take Up Knitting

    12/28/2017 10:46:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 28, 2017 | David Krayden
    Liberal elite magazine Vanity Fair says it is very sorry it offended its subscriber base by suggesting Hillary Clinton move on with life and take up new hobbies like knitting. The suggestion, part of an online video poking fun at the failed presidential candidate, was greeted with outrage, disdain and near-hysteria from Vanity Fair’s readership who immediately complained of sexism. "It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark," Beth Kseniak, a spokeswoman for Vanity Fair said Wednesday. The video can still be found on Twitter. Clinton supporters were so angry over incident that they...
  • Ready-to-knit meets ready-to-wear: Kniterate is the new 3D printer for knitwear

    04/03/2017 4:39:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    3Ders ^ | April 3, 2017 | Julia
    Kniterate, the 3D printer for Knitwear, has taken Kickstarter by storm with its new crowd-funding campaign. The digital knitting machine, which first crossed our radar back in June 2016, has recently resurfaced, catching the eye of design bloggers, knitters, and knitwear enthusiasts alike. And all the buzz may be just what Kniterate needs to hit the market: with almost $250,000 already pledged, the Kickstarter campaign has more than doubled its initial goal of $100,000. What is Kniterate exactly? It’s a computerized knitting machine that, by “bringing an affordable and compact version of industrial knitting machines to your workshop,” promises to...
  • Knitting Store Owner Tells Women’s March Supporters To Buy Their Yarn Elsewhere

    01/26/2017 7:55:39 AM PST · by knittnmom · 56 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 1/26/2017 | Rebecca Shapiro
    Things don’t seem so joyful over at The Joy of Knitting. Elizabeth Poe, the owner of the Franklin, Tennessee shop, published a post on her store’s Facebook page earlier this week that asked customers shopping for yarn in support of the Women’s March to take their business elsewhere. “The vulgarity, vile and evilness of this movement is absolutely despicable,” Poe wrote in a post that was shared over 5,000 times and attracted more than 7,000 comments. She added, “As the owner of this business and a Christian, I have a duty to my customers and my community to promote values...
  • Guerilla knitting in Leicester 'to reduce crime fear' (England is insane)

    03/08/2013 4:03:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-5-13 | unattributed
    Hundreds of pom-poms and knitted items have been strung from trees and lampposts to help reduce the fear of crime in an area of Leicester. Leicestershire Police hope the "guerilla knitting" or "yarn bombing" will encourage more people to use Bede Park and Great Central Way. Some of the park's users told BBC Radio Leicester the items - including tree warmers - do not make them feel safer. But criminologist Charlotte Bilby said they could have a positive effect. 'Something silly' Ms Bilby, a senior lecturer in criminology at Northumbria University, said: "I think that making an area look cosier...
  • Knitting making a comeback

    11/16/2010 2:27:11 PM PST · by T Minus Four · 76 replies ^ | November 16th, 2010 | By Mary Richards (yes, REALLY!)
    WEST JORDAN -- More women--and some men, too-- are turning to knitting or crocheting. It's something meaningful they can do for others without spending a lot of money. At Kamille's knit and crochet shop at Gardner Village, owner Kamille Bauer said their classes have never been so popular. "People will say, 'Where did you buy that? You made that? No way, how did you make that?' And it's really a fun confidence builder," she said. Bauer said people are finding out they can save a lot of money by making a cute beanie, headband, socks, blanket or gloves themselves. But...
  • Knitting women unite to keep Navy dolphins warm (Update with video)

    03/05/2007 8:18:47 AM PST · by Stoat · 84 replies · 1,992+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | March 2, 2007 | Bryan Johnson
    Knitting women unite to keep Navy dolphins warm Story Updated: Mar 2, 2007 at 5:50 PM PST By Bryan Johnson A group of women gathered Friday at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. They are part of a knitting group growing across the United States. It only It looks like a knitting club. This is much more than knit one, purl two. This is politics. "The whole problem of putting them on the dolphins is one of the things we have to consider in the future. It's an interesting thought," said Jan Bailey, one of the knitters. The women are...
  • VRWKNWC: Conservative Crafters of the World, Unite!

    12/07/2006 6:51:44 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 432 replies · 2,690+ views
    me | 12/7/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    OK. Who's still crafting? What are you doing? Got any pictures?
  • Sewing and Knitting for the Troops is at a year and counting

    11/12/2006 6:55:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 554+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — July 25 marked the one year anniversary of Sewing and Knitting for the Troops, a local military support group started by June Kennedy, a Sierra Vista resident. Kennedy sympathized with the plight of troops facing the brutal heat of summer and the sub-zero days of winter, both accompanied by relentless winds, in Iraq and Afghanistan. She realized soldiers faced an even greater risk to their lives when distracted from the mission at hand by such hardships. When she read about the need for neck cooler scarves and knitted helmet liners in a summer issue of the Sulpher...
  • Barb needles local knitters (This dog won't knit!)

    10/24/2006 5:01:30 PM PDT · by fanfan · 70 replies · 1,048+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Tue, October 24, 2006 | Earl McRae
    Belinda Stronach's use of the K word an insult to 'pretty dynamic bunch' of yarn masters The nation is still waiting for Belinda Stronach's apology for her vicious, uncalled for slur against those who knit. Not one slur, but two. The pampered, privileged, millionaire princess wants an apology from Peter MacKay for allegedly referring to her as a dog in the House of Commons. Never mind Peter MacKay -- you, Ms. Stronach, get off your royal buns right now and show you have what you say he hasn't, and apologize to the knitters of Canada and the world. "She did...
  • Ribs, purls and beer at NY men's knitting night

    02/01/2006 2:20:01 PM PST · by Kimmers · 63 replies · 705+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo news ^ | Jan. 18,2006 | Sharon Reich
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - If you're stuck for entertainment in New York on a Friday night, and as long as you're man enough, try learning to rib at "Boyz Nite" at a Greenwich Village venue from 9 until late.
  • Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle: Twas three days before Christmas...

    12/22/2005 6:34:12 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 15 replies · 307+ views
    12/22.05 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle 'Twas three days before Christmas, and all through the house, The panic was starting, and even the mouse Knew better than stand near the kitchen and stare, And away from the sewing room -don't even go there. The projects to finish, the work left to do, The presents to wrap, and more cooking, too As aunties and uncles, grandmas and pas and nieces and nephews expect Santa Claus, And husbands lay low, lest they get in the way, and children don't need an excuse to go play, On cookies, on bread dough,...
  • Vast Rightwing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle

    12/10/2005 10:50:07 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 26 replies · 358+ views
    12/10/05 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle 14 more days and counting!
  • Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needlework Circle: Weekend Chat!

    12/02/2005 10:03:48 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 26 replies · 426+ views
    12/2.05 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle Weekend Chat! Want to gripe? Want to share? Want to brag? Need some care? Then pull up your chair, get out your workbasket, and come tell us about it!
  • TSA to Allow Scissors, Tools on Planes

    11/30/2005 8:35:28 AM PST · by xjcsa · 133 replies · 3,020+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | November 30, 2005 | Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON - Airline passengers will be allowed to carry small scissors and tools onto planes, reversing a rule that led to confiscation of many thousands of sharp objects at airports since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a Homeland Security Department official said Wednesday. Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley on Friday will announce changes to the list of items prohibited in carry-on luggage and to the airport screening process, according to the official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the plan has yet to be announced. With federal air marshals on planes, bulletproof cockpit doors, armed pilots and...
  • Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworkers Circle: Weekend Chat - Turkey Time!

    11/19/2005 9:40:24 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 34 replies · 501+ views
    11/19/05 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle Ok, Weekend Chat. I was going to post last night but got way too involved with the live thread on the House vote last night. Too excited to even knit! But now Thanksgiving is upon us. I am busy deciding what we will finally have: Goose or turkey? Dressing? Low fat/lowcal desserts? Wanna talk about what you are doing, foodwise, craftwise, recipe wise?
  • Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworkers Circle: Afghan-imania and other things to throw around

    11/16/2005 7:10:15 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 31 replies · 484+ views
    11/16/05 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle afghans counterpanes, coverlets quilts throws bedspreads laprobes baby blankets whatever. If you can cover yourself in a sizable way, use it for a bedspread or throw, or blanket, someone is going to have tried to make it in multiple techniques, out of different materials, ornamented in just about every way imaginable. So, what do you make?
  • The Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle: Weekend Chat!

    11/11/2005 4:53:09 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 46 replies · 426+ views
    11/11/05 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle Want to gripe? Want to share? Want to brag? Need some care? Then pull up your chair, get out your workbasket, and come tell us about it!
  • Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworkers Circle: Scarf Crazy

    11/10/2005 6:11:29 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 40 replies · 513+ views
    11/10/05 | Knitting a Conundrum
    The Vast Right Wing Knitting and Needleworker's Circle Well, I walk by the knitting and crochet mags and what do I see on their covers and headlines besides the usual sweaters and afghans? Scarves! So let's talk about making scarves. Some are easy, some are tricky, some are just fun. And they tend to be great beginner projects, and can be great, fun gifts. Have you been making any scarves?