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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, 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.

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