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Month: July 2015

Neural Knitworks: knitted and crocheted dendrites, axons and ganglia

Want to contribute to a collaborative art/science project about mind and brain health? Neural Knitworks is a collaborative project about mind and brain health based on the principle that yarn craft helps keep our brains and minds sharp, engaged and healthy. “Neurons are electrically excitable cells of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The billions of neurons in your body connect to each other in neural networks. They receive signals from every sense, control movement, create memories and form the neural basis of every thought.” Scientifically informed knit, crotchet and knot patterns are available via Neural Knitworks, along...

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Skylanders Sprocket Cosplay by Jennifer Lori

Wow. Wow. Wow! Jennifer Lori sent me these fabulous pics of her absolutely off-the-hook Sprocket costume, made especially for last weekend’s ComicCon in Montreal. Here’s her breakdown: “I cosplayed as Sprocket from the kids’ video game series Skylanders, and made everything except the black pants/shirt. The wig is the only thing that had an existing pattern (it’s a very modified, doubled and stuffed Hallowig from and I made up everything else. The wig is knit, the goggles are plastic canvas with real lenses, the vest is knit, the gauge is plastic canvas, the gloves are knit with plastic...

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Flameless Tea Light Coasters

Oh boy, do I love a challenge. When the folks at Rams Wavy Candles invited me to review their Flameless Tea Lights, I knew I had to up my game and really learn how to make a crochet circle. In my head, I imagined these amazing little tea lights coupled with perfectly round yarn-based coasters. So I practiced and practiced and I think it works. I tested a ton of tutorials and the best ones for me were from Lisa Auch (making the circle) and How to Crochet a Heart (perfecting the magic circle). In terms of the lights,...

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

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