I don’t know if it’s the whisperings of autumn in the air, or the fact that schools are back in session, but, whatever the reason, things in the world of knitting are starting to liven up lately. I’ve been collecting these links from around the knittingverse, and I’m ready to unleash them now. Please enjoy the following:
- What the kids are doing: yarn-bombing on the University of Rochester campus.
- How learning to knit helps you learn to code. (thanks to martinimade for the last two links)
- Although the issue of Scottish independence has already been voted on, the campaigns for both sides have included some of the oddest political advertising I’ve ever seen. Check out reason #3. (And, although this isn’t knitting- or stitching-related, you’d be doing yourself a favor by watching John Oliver’s charming and hilarious plea to Scotland to remain part of the UK. Did you know that the unicorn is Scotland’s national animal? Seriously.)
- Exactly as advertised: Great Moments in Dystopian Knitwear. Full disclosure: I used to work for the woman who designed the sweaters for The Matrix. For years afterward, she was still getting requests to make Matrix-style deconstructed sweaters.
- Artist Carol Milne makes amazing knitted glass sculptures. Yes, you read that correctly: knitted glass. Be sure to click on the links to find out how she does it.
- Bunting! Need I say more?
- I know what I’m knitting for Halloween!
- The new “deep fall” Knitty is up! My favorite patterns in this issue are “Two Sides,” a reversible Aran scarf with a cabled edging, this pattern for a knitted, orange stuffed octopus, and Franklin Habit’s pattern for a “Jersey jacket for a child (1888).” Opus, the octopus, would make a super-cute friend for “The World’s Deadlist Crab,” a pattern from the summer 2009 issue.
2 thoughts on “All the News That’s Fit to Stitch: “These go to eleven.””
I wish I could have seen the glass knitter when we were in Seattle. But the design center was only open M-F 9-5 and by 3pm on Friday I was dead. Boo, work!
Too bad! It sounds like you two had a lot of fun, though — and you did see the Chihuly exhibit, which I hear is amazing.