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An outrageously excellent and nerdy art installation at Mediamatic in Amsterdam… participants play a video game – Multithreaded Banjo Dinosaur Knitting Adventure 2D Extreme! – and winners have their achievement knitted into a scarf.Â The knitting is done by a Brother knitting machine, driven by code generated by the game itself.
The post contains details on the game and how it was built, as well as some truly wonderful photos of the design and construction process.
Spinners can travel the world, learning about spinning and knitting in Peru, the Pacific Northwest and upstate New York. Through video, slide show and articles spinners will learn techniques from experts Kathryn Alexander, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts and Judith MacKenzie.
A 10-day initiative at a shopping mall in Riga, Latvia has resulted in a scarf over 107 feet long. Shoppers were invited to stop and knit a row or two (or more) with the goal of producing a long scarf in the national colors of Latvia. The scarf will be divided up and sold off to raise funds for local soup kitchens.
The video is great, with some lovely shots of colorwork and continental knitting!
Special Olympics Minnesota is an organization devoted to providing sports instruction and participation opportunities for adults and children with intellectual and physical disabilities. The organization has teamed up with Red Heart Yarn to kick off the 2011 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project.Â The committee is looking to collect 1,000 handmade scarves (knitted or crocheted) for athletes, coaches and volunteers participating in Winter Special Olympics events across the US this winter
More info here.