RSS Feed

A Dr Seuss (un)Knitting Machine

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,’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.


3 responses »

  1. Hi! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and always look forward to
    new posts.

  2. I appreciate you taking time to share such information. thanks!

  3. I am really glad to glance at this post. Fun facts.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: