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Oct

Man knits 12-foot scarf while running marathon, breaks world recordKnitting marathoner David Babcock raises multitasking to a whole new level.

Man knits 12-foot scarf while running marathon, breaks world record
Knitting marathoner David Babcock raises multitasking to a whole new level.

18

Nov

A multitasking rocking chair the knits while you sitMove over nimble-fingered grannies: Just in time for winter comes ‘Rocking Knit, an exertion-free, beanie-knitting armchair conceived by a duo of Swiss design students for a low-tech design exhibition.

A multitasking rocking chair the knits while you sit
Move over nimble-fingered grannies: Just in time for winter comes ‘Rocking Knit, an exertion-free, beanie-knitting armchair conceived by a duo of Swiss design students for a low-tech design exhibition.

27

May

City streets get softer with guerrilla knitters’ creations

20

Oct

Want to knit a sweater for a penguin?New Zealand is calling on knitters to help penguins affected by the recent oil spill.

Want to knit a sweater for a penguin?
New Zealand is calling on knitters to help penguins affected by the recent oil spill.

29

Aug

truebluemeandyou:

Free Knitting Pattern for Confetti Mix Arm Warmers. Found another site that I check every day: 1funkyknitwit. Free Pattern here. It is in centimeters (how I wish the foreign blogs would convert for us in the USA whether it be food recipes or knitting patterns - but then they are probably thinking the same about us).

Mother Nature thinks this is a great DIY project to get ready for winter!

truebluemeandyou:

Free Knitting Pattern for Confetti Mix Arm Warmers. Found another site that I check every day: 1funkyknitwit. Free Pattern here. It is in centimeters (how I wish the foreign blogs would convert for us in the USA whether it be food recipes or knitting patterns - but then they are probably thinking the same about us).

Mother Nature thinks this is a great DIY project to get ready for winter!

26

Aug

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Plantbombing!

Yarnbombing — or the cozying up of the urban landscape with random acts of gorgeous knitting — has already been seen popping up in a number of cities. Now San Francisco-based urban knitter and guerilla gardeners Heather Powazek Champ and Derek Powazek have publicly come out with yarn bombing’s next evolution: planting low-maintenance species in beautifully hand-knitted yarn pockets all over their fair city.
Inspired after this year’s International Yarn Bombing Day, the husband and wife pair call their project “Plantbombing,” and it combines Heather’s love of “urban knitting” and Derek’s skill at gardening. Using yarn, a bit of soil, and some hardy plants, the result is a hands-off, smile-inducing work of art. 
For those of you who want to try making your own plant pockets, Heather’s site provides the instructions to get started.

(via Plantbombing: Colorful Yarn-Wrapped Plants Soften Up The City : TreeHugger)

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Plantbombing!

Yarnbombing — or the cozying up of the urban landscape with random acts of gorgeous knitting — has already been seen popping up in a number of cities. Now San Francisco-based urban knitter and guerilla gardeners Heather Powazek Champ and Derek Powazek have publicly come out with yarn bombing’s next evolution: planting low-maintenance species in beautifully hand-knitted yarn pockets all over their fair city.

Inspired after this year’s International Yarn Bombing Day, the husband and wife pair call their project “Plantbombing,” and it combines Heather’s love of “urban knitting” and Derek’s skill at gardening. Using yarn, a bit of soil, and some hardy plants, the result is a hands-off, smile-inducing work of art. 

For those of you who want to try making your own plant pockets, Heather’s site provides the instructions to get started.

(via Plantbombing: Colorful Yarn-Wrapped Plants Soften Up The City : TreeHugger)

19

Aug

A shopping cart knitted with pink, purple and green yarn stands near a 14th street intersection near the High Line in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on Aug. 15. The practice of graffiti knitting is believed to have originated in Texas around 2005, and since then, it has become an international phenomenon.The week in photos

A shopping cart knitted with pink, purple and green yarn stands near a 14th street intersection near the High Line in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on Aug. 15. The practice of graffiti knitting is believed to have originated in Texas around 2005, and since then, it has become an international phenomenon.
The week in photos

29

Jul

A "knitted" bicycle sits in downtown Saarbruecken, Germany, on July 24.  Guerilla knitting, also known as “knit graffiti” and “yarnbombing”  involves knitting around everyday objects like trees, pillars and  statues.
The week in photos

A "knitted" bicycle sits in downtown Saarbruecken, Germany, on July 24. Guerilla knitting, also known as “knit graffiti” and “yarnbombing” involves knitting around everyday objects like trees, pillars and statues.

The week in photos