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Jim Henson statue yarn bomb to promote #GISHWHES

Statue of Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog from The Muppets @ College Park MD. Via Nikki Smalls who says, “Yarnbombing my favorite historic figure for #GISHWHES” — GISHWHES is an acronym for “Greatest International…

Knitting as local communication in Essen, Germany.

Submitted by Mythagorie who explains, “this artproject takes place in Essen, Germany. It is about using urban knitting for experimenting with a way of local communication. People can create a message for friends and combine…

Knitted Mesolithic Head Dress!

Made and shared by Mia Self who explains, “as found in Starr Carr Britain’s largest known Mesolithic settlement, in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire.” Based on this pattern.

Knithacked Wrist Sensors!

Amazing! Made with resistive yarn to detect movement and angles of the wrist. Read all about it over at How To Get What You Want (there’s even a video!). Hat tip to Make.

Brilliant LED-laden cape by Cherry Bomb Knits

This was submitted by Cherry Bomb Knits who explains the genius of her creation, “Top Down Button Front Capelet by Bernat Design Studio, knit in Noro Bonbori with liberal application of LED X-mas lights to…

the infamous clown sweater

This is Wil Wheaton wearing a horrible (and awesome) clown sweater. He’s always good-for-a-laugh, eh? Thank you to my friend Jen Brown for sharing this with me (inspired by this post which features the winning…

Star Trek: Star Fleet Uniform Dress

I’m in love. Doris Chan, crochet designer/author/space cadet, wore this amazing hack to the Crochet Guild of America conference last year. Read all about it!

How To Make Your Own Lightsaber Knitting Needles

“An Epic Battle With Every Stitch…” (hopefully not, heh heh) HELLO! These are AWESOME! Want ’em? You’re in luck! Random_Canadian posted instructions at instructables.com. “Ideally, a Jedi Knitter takes many months to construct the perfect…