Saturday, December 31, 2011
I came across this article as I was beginning my search for interesting knitting projects. Which one featured in the article is your favorite? For me, it is the hair rollers!
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Over my time here at KPOTD I have shared some vintage photographs of all types of people knitting for war efforts. While it is sad that there are still wars almost 100 years after this video was made, it is nice that hand knit garments are still appreciated.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I started ChemKnits because I was researching different earflap hat knitting patterns. When I was writing descriptions of each pattern, to help me keep track of the links, I wished that this list were already available online. I then decided that I could be the one to share this list. Happy Birthday, ChemKnits!
Do you have a knitting blog? Tell me about why you started it in a submission to KPOTD!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
An Artefact is something that shows up on EKG and is non cerebral in origin. This is the first example of a knitting artefact:
"One hypothesis might be that the wool being knitted by the patient causes a build up of static electricity either on the knitting needles or on the wool itself. During the transfer of the stitch from one needle to the other, the tapping of the needles together may cause the release of this static electricity and allow it be recorded on the EEG."
Monday, December 26, 2011
From the Artist:
"I wanted to break out of the basic black and white form of the QR code and try if I could somehow “hide” the code in the fabric, make it less obvious. Using more colours both in the background and in the figure itself seems to do that nicely. The only thing you have to keep in mind when using other or more colours than just black and white is to keep the contrast high enough. By the way, this is a perfect way to use leftover yarns – I didn’t have to buy any new materials for these pieces."
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas, from ChemKnits and the editors of KPOTD.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
How is this for a solution? A crochet settlers of catan board. Sure, this may work for travel purposes, and there are many other things that you need to play... but I love the concept!
LisaJedi designed and crocheted this Settlers of Catan board.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
She is currently out of her stock of yarn (at least as of the time when I was writing this post.) But will offer skeins for pre-order. Each set of yarn comes with the pattern so you can get the patterning to happen correctly.
The self patterning shapes include Watermelons, Santas, Ghosts, Mushrooms, and much more.
I really wish I knew how to make these patterns since I love dyeing yarn of my own. Of course, I don't expect the designer to share her secrets!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Just to give you a heads up, tomorrow's KPTOD will feature the Etsy store where you can purchase these fantastic handpainted yarns.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
I got contacted to review these apps, but I don't have an iPhone. Since I am not able to play with these applications myself, I wanted to find out what others think of them.
"I recently developed 3 iPhone applications for knitters, collectively known as Knit Suite. These are the start of what I hope will be a series of small, single focus apps for knitters.
The three applications on sale now are:
Kitchener Stitch, a photo and text tutorial
Abbreviations, knitting and crochet terms found on knitting patterns
Yarn Needs, the yardage required to knit many types of projects in many sizes and several yarn weights."
Sunday, December 18, 2011
- to embroider with gold or silver thread
- to edge or border with gold or silver embroider
- to knit in purl stitch
- to do knitting in purl stitch
Isn't it interesting that the word purl predates the word knit by 70 years (1526 for purl, 1596 for knit)?
Saturday, December 17, 2011
"Aloha! The worldwide hyperbolic crochet (and knit) coral reef phenomenon is finally making its way to Hawai’i! Take some inspiration from the marine life around the Hawaiian Archipelago and knit or crochet some models of marine life to contribute to this community art project. The exhibition will take place from 4-28 June 2011 at the Hawai’i Craftsmen window at Marks Garage, a gallery in the Chinatown arts district of Honolulu."
Friday, December 16, 2011
Convertible Fenway Mitts shown at Fenway Park in Boston.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thank you, Jessica for sharing this with me!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The asymmetric knit 14 cable hat, of my own design.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Nano neuro knitting repairs injured brain - published in 2006. "A team of scientists, led by Rutledge Ellis-Behnke (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA), have shown that a peptide-based nanofibre scaffold enables axons to regenerate and to knit brain tissue together after injury, which results in a functional return of behavior."
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
I like this tutorial because the instructor has written down the instructions on a sheet of paper that she refers to as she goes through how to do the stitches. I now use this cast on method as a provincial cast on alternative (with an extra needle if necessary.)
My only complaint is that the needles are pretty far from the camera, but this is really a minor complaint since I learned the technique.