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Month: February 2015

Working Mechanical Loom Made with Lego!

This is spectacular and it really works! Lego Small Mechanical Loom By Nico71 This incredible project is from Nico71, who generously offers a very detailed explanation of how he built his working loom AND he even has 96 page instruction booklet for the very low price of €5. Source: http://www.nico71.fr/small-mechanical-loom/ Hat tips: Knitting Relay and the San Diego Creative Knitter’s...

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15 Packs of String Gummies Make Up This Knitted, Edible Scarf!

via: Rocket News 24: Using only a pair of chopsticks and 18.9 meters (62 feet) of gummy string, one intrepid Twitter user from Japan managed to knit herself an edible scarf. The evidence and entire creation process coming at you after the jump! Our adventurous knitter, who goes by the name Overtime Queen on Twitter, started out with 15 packages of citrus soda and cola flavored Ultra-string Q gummy candies that are said to be the longest-ever at over 126 centimeters (50 inches). Reminds me of these 302-calorie edible undies that were featured in knitty awhile back...

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UPDATED: Artist Angela Teng Makes Art Yarn from Acrylic Paint

This is really something! Artist Angela Teng has perfected a process by which she creates yarn from acrylic paint and then uses it to crochet abstract paintings. The final product is nothing short of incredible. New interview in Canadian Art Magazine, plus three new pieces! Here are a few images of her amazing work (click to launch view larger): Close-up look at Angela Teng’s Acrylic Paint yarn Two Reds and Blue, crocheted acrylic paint on panel, 17”x17”, 2014 Multicolour Crochet, crocheted acrylic paint on panel, 29”x29”, 2013 Tit for Tat, crocheted acrylic paint on panel, 28”x33”, 2014 – Angela...

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A different take on "Create a Vacuum Day"

So here’s an odd one – today is “Create a Vacuum Day“! Here’s what nationalwhateverday.com has to say: Create a Vacuum Day is celebrated on February 4th of each year. In everyday usage, vacuum is a volume of space that is essentially empty of matter, such that its gaseous pressure is much less than atmospheric pressure. The word comes from the Latin term for “empty”. A perfect vacuum would be one with no particles in it at all, which is impossible to achieve in practice. Physicists often discuss ideal test results that would occur in a perfect vacuum, which...

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New Book! “Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany”

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