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July 18, 2013

This is Your Brain on Knitting


Photo © Knitic

Your brain waves translated into the stitches and patterning of a scarf–what a beautiful marriage of science and art!

(Click here if you cannot see the video.)

For the first NeuroKnitting case study, Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” Aria and its first seven variations were used. If you would like to listen to the music that inspired these brain waves, click here.

Photo © Knitic

The EGG measured relaxation, excitement, and cognitive load to “make tangible our implicit states.”

Don’t you wonder what the same scarf would look like if different music been used?

Or perhaps reading? What if you were reading about NeuroKnitting?

To get truly meta, one might use the EGG to monitor their brain waves while knitting… to be translated into a knit scarf!

Visit the Knitic website.

April 3, 2012

Keep Calm Spud

Photo copyright Jennie Gee (Etsy storefront jenniegee)

As knitters and crocheters, yarn seems to permeate every part of our lives. From yarn storage solutions to the way we decorate our homes. “Keep Calm and Carry Yarn” is a personal favorite motto and seems like a must have piece of inspiration for my work and knitting areas.

Keeping Calm seems to be every where these days. It starts a person wondering, where did such a perfect little idea come from:

This concept, of Keep Calm and Carry On does resonate. From the classic World War II poster to every modern update and twist for people’s favorite things.

Of course, if carrying yarn isn’t helping that day, there’s always my personal standby:

Photo copyright Kat Ammann (Etsy storefront CheshireKat)

Take care Spud & Chloë Pals

March 16, 2012

A Yarn Bomb Tribute

The summer Olympics this year take place in London. An anonymous Yarnbomber in Saltburn, in North Yorkshire has created a worthy tribute for the honor bestowed upon England.

Photo copyright North News & Pictures Ltd

The town’s pier is covered with a 50 yard long scarf! Almost every Olympic event is represented on this woolie wonder! The knit athletes are quite detailed and range from swimmers to sharp shooters and gymnasts.

To read the full article, click here.

I wonder if the Saltburn Yarnbomber’s identity will ever be known. Or if the motivation and cost, both time and financial, will ever be learned.

Take care Spud & Chloë Pals!