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Tiny crocheted animals by Canadian online retailer Mohustore (Mohú meaning ‘fuzzy’ or ‘wooly’ in Chinese).

Available here for about €20 each.

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Woollen Dublin and parts adjacent on show in the Knitted Together exhibition at the Mansion House as part of the Bealtine Festival.

Open today and tomorrow 11am – 3pm.

(Thanks Moira Cardiff)

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Oein DeBhairduin tweetz:

Banned?

Anyone?

‘Rocking Knit’ – (see it in action here) created by University of Art and Design Lausanne students Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex is even more useful than a rocking chair that charges your iPad.

To wit:

Rocking-Knit is a new interpretation of the rocking chair. It offers its user productive moments of relaxation. The to-and-fro movement of this armchair knits hats for the winter and requires no exertion whatsoever.

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How to make a nightcap (with hair extensions).

And a sock.

A knitting guide book for schoolgirls, 1832.

The book was published under the title ‘Simple Directions in Needlework and Cutting Out intended for the use of the National Female Schools of Ireland, to which are added specimens of work executed by pupils of the National Model Female School’. The Model Schools were set up to promote the education of the poor in Ireland. They often taught knitting, as did orphanages and workhouses, with the aim of providing the poor with a skill for gainful employment.

 

Simple Directions in Needlework and Cutting Out intended for the use of the National Female Schools of Ireland (V&A Collections)

Thanks Sibling of Daedalus

Transcending the Material by artist Ben Cuevas:

…features a knitted skeleton seated atop a pyramid of Borden’s condensed milk cans and a cloud of screen prints on Plexi glass suspended above it. The knitted skeleton is seated in the lotus position. The prints are of disembodied anatomical parts photographed in high resolution with diagrammatic illustrative overlays.

Now, say what you will about the condensed milk and plexiglass anatomical parts, but that is one god-damned impressive knitted skeleton.

More pix here.

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