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Month: February 2017

Finn's Pick: Crochet Aipom By PokeCrochet for Pokémon Day!

Happy Pokémon Day! For this week, Finn picks “Aipom,” a monkey-like Pokémon with a three-fingered hand at the end of its tail. He’s obsessed with this primate’s unique tail! Crocheted by PokeCrochet. #crochet #diy #handmade #iloveyarn #instayarn #yarnlove #yarngasm #yarnstagram #knithacker #yarnaddict #craft #crafts #butterfly #crochetlovers #instacrochet #crochetaddict #crochetersofinstagram #amigurumi #instaamigurumi #knit...

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Review: Unique Free Cinema Pass Metal Sign From Homebody Accents

It can’t all be about knitting around here! Sometimes I like to take a break from the hooks and needles to play house and decorate, so when I was asked if I would like to review a one-of-a-kind “Free Cinema Pass” metal sign from Homebody Accents, I said yes! Throughout my career, I’ve worked on several film projects too, so there’s a personal element here … it all works out nicely. Soon after the arrangements were made, the sign came in the mail and it was very well-packaged, already a great start. The 7″ x 17″ wood frame is...

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These Spellbinding Shawls Are Inspired by the Anatomy of Plants – Designed and Knit by Dr. Julia Riede

If you didn’t know otherwise, you might think the images below are from a pattern book for knitted shawls. In fact, they are illustrations from a 330+ year old book called the Anatomy of Plants and they inspired Dr. Julia Riede to create a collection of ten shawl designs, all around this natural theme. It’s a wonderful idea – she notes, “the book is full of detailed, beautiful illustrations of the microscopic anatomy of plants: mostly cells, and lots of interesting textures evolving naturally.” Riede is documenting her process from start to finish, which you can read about here,...

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Channing Hansen Knits Stunning Self-Portraits Based on His Own DNA

I caught “Channing Hansen: Self Portraits” exhibit in New York last week and it’s fantastic – totally worth the visit if you’re close to the city, but hurry – it’s at CRG Gallery and closes on February 25th. Here are some photos I took of many of the pieces: This slideshow requires JavaScript. “Hansen uses fiber mostly derived from “conservation breeds” of sheep, as well as synthetic materials. He cleans, dyes, spins and sometimes shears the wool that he knits into organic, often unwieldy, forms stretched over virtually bare wooden stretchers. Despite the seemingly erratic movements in dimension and...

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

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