Monday, 8 April 2013

Inspiration - Obscure knitting links...

Usually I post nice pictures for everyone to look at but thought I'd try something a little different. I've been collecting links of things that inspire me, projects that are a little odd or experimental in the world of craft. Today I'm focusing on knitting. So here's your dose of stuff you should look at...

When music and knitting collide. Thanks to Betsy Greer for finding this one and sharing on her Twitter. It's pretty fascinating stuff, similarities between scores of music and knitting patterns resulting in a piece of music:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalmusic/9964932/Icelandic-composer-uses-knitting-pattern-to-write-score.html

This is mental. Want to see what an accurate representation of the human body looks like in wool? Look no further than here:
http://knittinganatomy.com

Glitz Knits 'It is too fucking cold' (indeed it is):
http://glitzknitsboutique.tumblr.com/post/38432587342/i-made-this-back-in-september-but-it-is

...and in contrast to the above, 'knit fast, die warm' patch by Jen Lui on Etsy which really needs to be relisted:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/66201044/knit-fast-die-warm-patch?ref=sr_gallery_33&ga_includes[0]=tags&ga_search_query=die&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

Nike 78. A project where 78 creatives were asked to challenge the function of shoes. THIS IS studio/knitter Connie Wright came up with this:
http://www.nike78.co.uk/this-is-studio

Brutal Knitting. I don't need to say any more than that:
http://brutal-knitting.tumblr.com

Knitting Behind Bars. Men giving back to their community via knitting.
http://knittingbehindbars.blogspot.co.uk

A very warm book. Knitting pattern available via Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/craftivore/a-very-warm-book-or-a-knitted-book-jacket

Lego interventions:
http://www.edparadis.com/legoballwinder/

Animal rights/animal wrongs. Make your cat a sweater by Christine Landry:
http://www.christinelandry.com/?cat=7

BRAINS! (by Sarah Maloney):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanmkr/266895606/in/photostream

Camille Chang's sweet skull socks, the pattern is yours for only $2.99:
http://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/hot-crossbones-socks.html

Creeping away from knit slightly here but this is worth a mention. Hand crocheted skeleton scarf by  Fabienne Gassmann via MAKE:
http://blog.makezine.com/craft/crocheted_skeleton_scarf

Anyone else have some unusual knit related links they want to share?

2 comments:

  1. Saw this and thought of you...

    http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/kellyconnordesigns/product/i-like-big-balls-t-shirt

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