The water version

March 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm (Community, Crochet, internet, Unique)

Interestingly enough, just days after posting about the knitted English garden, I found this article from the New York Times about a crocheted coral reef.  The project, the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, is designed entirely from crochet and aims to raise awareness about the effects of global warming, similar to the AIDS quilt raising awareness for AIDS.

^crocheted coral reef

^Great Barrier Reef in Australia

Permalink 1 Comment

Another unique project

March 3, 2008 at 6:34 pm (Knit, Unique)

As far as knit projects go, this one is both unique and ambitious.  A woman in England, along with the help of over 300 others, created a replica of an English garden.  Overall, this project must have taken thousands, if not millions of knitting hours between everyone.

knitted snail

Jane Bolsover's knitted garden

Personally, I most likely would have given up after the first squirrel, so I admire the skill and patience of these people 🙂

Permalink Leave a Comment

Creativity with yarn

February 26, 2008 at 9:06 pm (Unique)

I have to say, I love this video.  It’s so amusing to see the melding of yarn people and real people in the yarn world, and it just goes to show you that you don’t have to knit or crochet (although some of the props are knitted and crocheted, and the girl is knitting) with yarn to make it interesting!

Permalink 1 Comment

Anything is possible

February 20, 2008 at 4:31 pm (Crochet, Unique)

Many people would be devastated if they lost their sight in high school, but not Heidi Piroso of New Hampshire.  She lost her sight at the age of 14, but did not let that stop her from doing anything.  She learned to crochet right around when she was losing the last of her sight, and to date she has crocheted more than 50 blankets for charity.

Personally, I know that if I were to lose my sight I would be devasted.  You can’t help but admire Piroso for overcoming her blindness so well.

Permalink 1 Comment

This is different

February 19, 2008 at 6:22 pm (Community, Knit, Unique)

I found this site online called KnittaPlease.com.  Upon browsing the site, I discovered that Knitta is a group of knitters who actually go around the world and use their knitting to decorate public places.  This is quite a unique concept, and if you look at the pictures, some of them are pretty cool.  I only wonder how they get permission to put up their decorations 🙂

Permalink Leave a Comment

This is really neat

February 17, 2008 at 5:20 pm (internet, Knit, Unique)

I was surfing a forum on Ravelry and came across a post about this YouTube video.  The song’s in French, but you don’t really need the sound to appreciate the artistic aspect of it.  It’s a bunch of knitted swatches that create a music video, sort of like when you draw little cartoons on post-it notes to make a mini cartoon.  If you look at the end of the video, the numbers on the bottoms of the panels show you that over 700 swatches were knitted to make the video.  Enjoy!

Permalink Leave a Comment