Monthly Archives: December 2012
… Thy leaves are so unchanging …
In this case, though, the ‘leaves’ will make for all sorts of positive change. This photo from Caron Internation Yarn shows a Christmas tree in a Norway department store made from 300 pairs of mittens. After the holiday, these ‘leaves’ are going to be distributed to needy families in the Ukraine.
What a beautiful way to celebrate the season with yarn.
The yarnbombing group known as the Graffit Grannies have struck again… just in time for Christmas. This time, the guerilla knitters decked a tree on Hayle’s Penpol Terrace.
After the installation went up, last Friday, the following message appeared on the group’s Facebook page: “Nightmare getting pictures as the wind was so strong, but they’re up in Penpol Terrace Hayle, Please leave them till after Christmas so people can enjoy the stars, pom-poms and zillions of snowflakes!!”
High winds aside, we think it’s beautiful. Hats off to another amazing group of YARN-A-HOLICS.
Wikipedia defines the Rube Goldberg machine as a “contraption, invention, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970).” Some of the best show up in the works of Dr Seuss: the posession I most covet being the clean-up mobile from The Cat in the Hat. Until now.
This week, Gizmodo.com’s Geek Out column featured the Unknitting Machine. A person pedals a bicycle, and the machine unravels knitwear, then rolls it into beautiful balls of yarn. Oh the fibers I could restore and reuse…
I hope the rest of the YARN-A-HOLICS enjoy this video as much as I did.