As it happens, the history of knitting is somewhat obscure – artifacts have been discovered as far back as 1000 AD, but because of the fragile nature of textiles, it’s likely that the craft is older than that. Interesting speculation suggests that it evolved from the Middle East, where language is read from right to left, because knitting is from right to left.
Learn more about the history of knitting at this interesting article on AllFreeKnitting.com:
So, this is a thing….
How to Knit Chicken Sweaters
If you do a Google Image search for “Chicken Sweaters,” this is a partial result of what you find:
I’m not judging. I know nothing about chickens and their need for sweaters.
Stay tuned for more knitting posts, shortly. For now, two two-cat pictures. The grey cat on the chair is Iris, and she claims me. The yellow tiger is – I think – Tigger, who lives across the road and is fed by my parents. This is the first time that Tigger has visited our house, which is why I am not 100% convinced of his identity. Iris was not impressed, though Tigger really wanted to be her friend. Note – Iris could see through the mesh of the chair, and she kept a careful eye on Tigger.
From the website:
Footnotes: A Sockumentary is a ridiculous web series that explores history from an unlikely perspective: socks.
What would the Founding Fathers’ socks say about them, literally? If George Washington’s socks were made in England, could they still have respect for him?
The Footnotes series combines the content of Drunk History and the format of Between Two Ferns with The Muppet Show’s whimsy and the educational value of Reading Rainbow.
This is a fun and educational website, intended for youth, but robust enough for adult amusement and enlightenment.
Check it out:
Footnotes: A Sockumentary
Interesting concept. Very nice results. I would be interested in seeing this in different colors, and in having patterns available for purchase.
For unique scarves, with a mathematically-generated pattern, check out Knit Yak.
Check out the article on Engadget: KnitYak
I kid you not. Read more at:
You know, some things we just should not do.
Interlude – Cross Stitch. Supposed to be a quick and easy project, but I’ve not managed to spend much time on it. Cute and whimsical, I have designs on it as an eyeglasses case when completed. Seems rather basic crafting, but (1) it’s cute and (2) I really do need another eyeglass case for my ever-growing stash of reading glasses.