WWW: The value of our work; yarny home decor ideas; festive turtle suit?

Blogger Karie Bookish writes a blog post on an important subject: the value of the work of our hands, and how to price a custom-knit project.

We may have seen these before, but it’s entirely worth looking again: Actor Eddie Redmayne modelled for Rowan 10 years ago.

Yarn-bombed light fixture! Love it!

Speaking of beautiful things to look at, French magazine Marie Claire shows knit-themed home decorating ideas for winter. The text is in French, but the pictures are self-explanatorily gorgeous.

Twitter-powered knitting machine. Funny, when I’m on Twitter my knitting productivity drops…

The UK marketing team for beer brand Budweiser has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of designated drivers. Like the #CaribouKnits campaign, it’s driven by the use of a specific hashtag on Twitter, this time “#jumpers4des”. A knitting machine will be powered by mentions of the hashtag, making sweaters featuring snowflakes and the Clydesdale horses used in countless Budweiser marketing campaigns in the UK. The resulting sweaters will be given away in a contest.

Yarn-bombers have been at work in Indianapolis. There’s a nice video story, with a nod to the history of the activity.

A knitter discovers that math is awesome! Blogger Amanda Watson talks about how her algebra studies helped her figure out a sweater neckline. Love it!

I know it’s crochet, but can you blame me? A shark costume for your pet tortoise!

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2 thoughts on “WWW: The value of our work; yarny home decor ideas; festive turtle suit?

  1. Twist

    Custom knit: could it be counted as couture knit patterns? Maybe a cable knit style could be. Who knows? I love the yarn-made charms…your work could really be smoothed on EVERYWHERE in a home!
    I bet that if you taught little girls how to put cute knitty charms on bracelets or tassels, they would want to learn how to knit right away!

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