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Penguins and Peepguins, Oh My!

I’ve been on a bit of a knitting-sweaters-for-birds rampage this week. First I wrote about the call for penguin sweaters from a wildlife rescue organization in Australia. This call for sweaters spread like wildfire on social media, with a lighter … Continue reading

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science, journalism, and knitting on ice

This afternoon at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, I’m giving a talk with the clever title “Science, Journalism and Knitting on Ice: My Six-week Adventure in the Bering Sea.” I’ll be talking about my 2009 Bering Sea trip. I really … Continue reading

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pineapple purse

In other 19th-century accessory news, I’m not sure how I have managed to live this long without a pineapple purse. A modern adaptation of this pattern appears in the spring/summer 2012 issue of Knitty, a lovely online knitting magazine. The … Continue reading

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knitting technology

Who even knew that Knitting Industry News existed? But it’s a real publication, apparently, or at least a website, and it has a new article about Nike figuring out how to knit a shoe upper. Shoes are normally assembled from … Continue reading

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museum tourist: yarn edition

From the British Museum in London, I bring you a lady spinning fleece into yarn: The label says it was made in Athens around 490 BC. Some people who make their own yarn still spin this way, with a drop … Continue reading

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hyperbolic crochet coral reef update

Remember the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef? It’s an ongoing project – they’ll keep mounting exhibits of parts of it in different places. Right now there’s a show in Pasadena. But I heard good news recently about the Smithsonian Community Reef, … Continue reading

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crochet coral reef: last chance!

If you’ve been meaning to see the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at the Smithsonian, you only have a few more days; it closes this Sunday, April 24th. It’s surprising how much a bunch of knotted yarn can look like a … Continue reading

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A friend pointed out this nifty link to me: an artist who makes life-sized crochet versions of animals. Crochet + taxidermy = crochetdermy. Clever, eh? The writer seems to think “knit” and “crochet” can be used interchangeably, but as far … Continue reading

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crochet bull

Love this – a crocheter covering the Wall Street bull statue in her work. (In the dead of night.) Be sure to watch the video. Thanks to my friend Megan for pointing it out.

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museum tourist: coral reef, again

I couldn’t resist going back to the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef this weekend. And my mom said she hadn’t realized from my previous pictures quite how big it is. So here’s another picture, with a gaggle of Japanese teenagers for … Continue reading

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