WWW: Productive daydreaming; sewer pipe turned knitting machine; Pens’ Knitting Lady quoted; the circle of life as it applies to yarn shops

This is something I’ve always felt: Your brain can only take so much focus. (This is why I’m a happy acres-of-stockinette knitter.) Interesting reading!


Bob Rutherford with his handmade sock-knitting machine. (thanks to Julianne Hazlewood/CBC News)

After building a knitting machine with tubing meant for sewers (the waste-transporting type, not tiny pointy needles and thread type), this lovely man has gone on to knit up thousands of pairs of socks for people in shelters in Saskatoon. You have to see what he came up with, the clever man.


We’ve all heard about the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Knitting Lady, right? Here’s some rather intelligent commentary on knitting as a behavior modification tool as it applies to rowdy sportsball¬†crowds.


It’s the way of the world. One yarn shop closes; another opens. Running a yarn shop is hard work, folks. Support your local LYS!

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2 thoughts on “WWW: Productive daydreaming; sewer pipe turned knitting machine; Pens’ Knitting Lady quoted; the circle of life as it applies to yarn shops

  1. Becky

    I’m actually surprised that my husband hasn’t mentioned this to me, considering he’s a huge Penguins fan.

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