Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sock it to me baby, stocking up on some beautiful knitting

As you can see from the title, this is all about our legs......


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Knitted vegetables

I thought that we would need some of our 5 a day so here are some veg....

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Knitted furniture

I have seen a lot of knitted furniture recently, of which the following are very interesting. Sometimes they are  akin to fence bombing and sometimes akin to fashion in their references. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Some strange pinterest knitted things

ah Pinterest what can I say..... 
It is a strange world and knitting has its place in this parallel universe.....Here are some of my current favourites....

I am not sure which is the wierdest........

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pringle of Scotland

Pringle of Scotland are very close to where I live and I thought that you might like to have a little look at their factory history.....

Saturday, February 25, 2012

1000 visitors

Dear visitors, thank-you for your support, in the 2 months since starting this blog we have reached the magic number of 1000 visitors....Thank-you so much for dropping by.
In celebration of this amazing show of love and support, I offer you a chance to sit down and watch the new "craftclub" video.

Cinema Knit-along with Craft Club from Crafts Council on Vimeo.

"Craftclub" is a new Crafts Council initiative to get volunteers to do crafts with young people... so even if you are not in the UK, check out the website and get involved....and then post back? comments are as always gratefully received...

On a side note... now is the time to help the planet and plant a tree seed...if all of the worlds population did that tomorrow we would have 7 billion more trees absorbing CO2 and helping to reduce the risks with climate change....

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A knitted cover for a chair that slips on like a sweater

I have just discovered Flipboard (an app for ipods)
and found this fascinating article about 3d knitting for a chair ( just think about what else it could be used for,  telephone box covers spring to mind !)
The original article came from a website called fastcodesign

A Chair Cover You Can Pull Off Like A Pantsuit, Thanks To Complex 3-D KnittingMAKING IT

The German creative studio Läufer & Keichel wanted to design the ultimate versatile chair--one that’d feel every bit at home in a family living room as in a swanky restaurant in Prenzlauer Berg. That meant it had to be chic, comfortable, and dead simple to clean. So, by tweaking an industrial 3-D knitting technique, the designers developed a chair cover that’s cozy like a bed and tailored “like a pantsuit,” they say. (And just as easy to pull off.)
Coupe, designed for the Swedish brand Offecct, has a curving metal and plywood frame covered top to bottom in a single piece of snug, ribbed wool upholstery. Originally sourced from mattress covers, the upholstery has three layers for max cushiness (a top, a bottom, and a filling sandwiched in between), and zippers along the legs that allow the fabric to be removed and laundered in a jiffy.
Creating a single garment in such a complex, three-dimensional shape was no easy feat. It’d be a bit like cutting a tux for a four-legged alien out of just one piece of fabric. Läufer & Keichel’s textile producers used a 3-D knitting machine, which can generate intricately patterned, mass-produced fabrics. But even their usual methods didn’t work here. Instead, they had to 3-D knit each chair cover one at a time. Läufer & Keichel’s Julia Läufer explains why:

By knitting meshes of the front and backside of a material together you can generate different patterns, and these materials have patterns with a modular grid so they are made in meters and you can get them meterwise. As the pattern of Coupe has conical lines, not parallel lines, we could not use or make a meter fabric. Which means each skin of the Coupe is produced as a single piece. So the machine knits one single piece after another.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A knitted room

Thanks to Tracey Hurley for this.....
( I am a bit worried about the excessive use of acrylic yarn however....)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Knitted and crocheted Russian dolls

well I was looking for some knitted accessories for one of my other blogs,
I caught out of the corner of my eye, some knitted Russian dolls, and thought I might go and see if I could find some more....well here they are...

Sunday, January 29, 2012