Number three on BuzzFeed’s list of “Science Fictions that Became Science Facts“: genetically modified silk becomes stronger than steel. There are all sorts of wonderful benefits, but they forgot to mention the most important of all: the fiber will better withstand frogging and reknitting.
Take this one with a grain of salt, I think: both Harry Styles of the teen sensation band One Direction and actor Russell Crowe are reportedly knitters.
Interesting piece about the recent resurgence of knitting in Norway, and some history of Norwegian knitting. The absolutely stunning sweater in the picture on the left, known as the ‘Marius’Â was Â was designed in 1953 for war hero, skier and actorÂ Marius Eriksen, who wore it when playing a handsome ski instructor in the Norwegian film Troll i Ord. Â The company Lilunn makes and sells reproductions of the Marius sweater, and their website has a fascinating history of the design, and some amazing photographs of the design being worn, including screenshots of the original version in the film.
A free pattern for a snood (a.k.a. cowl) on the Guardian website. I love seeing craft patterns appearing in broad appeal media like this!