WWW: Knitting Leads to STEM, Spider Silk, Crochet for Preemies and Knit Ithaca

An article making the rounds this week talks about how knitting can foster the love of math and science in girls (and boys) and get them excited about STEM careers.


This editorial talks about looking and knitting ahead, and finding unexpected common ground at at yarn shop.


I love this story of how a crocheted octopus can help a premature babies thrive in the NICU. The Danish Octo Project has being crocheting octopi for babies since 2013. Here’s a pattern they recommend.


Image from Bolt Threads

Image from Bolt Threads

In science is amazing news, Bolt Threads has figured out how to create spider silk in a laboratory. Cool, no? The bad news, right now, a tie woven from spider’s silk costs $314.


Laura Nelkin always has the best ideas! She and our own Kate Atherley are having a knitting retreat November 10th-13th in Laura’s hometown of Ithaca, New York. You can find more info on Laura’s website.

 


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