Thursday, 28 February 2008

Is there a need for knitted Easter eggs?

At Outcast, we love our chocolate but in the effort for healthy eating (we have been known to make the odd bit of knitted lettuce) I stumbled across these knitted eggs on the internet.

The pattern is really easy and free and available from little cotton rabbits blog. Very sweet

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Hyperbolic Crochet Reef

A fellow Outcastian sent me an email about *hyperbolic crochet reefs* and even if you had no idea what they are about, I bet you love it now.

The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef is a large-scale, constantly mutating, series of hand-made crochets that replicate the forms of natural coral. In 1997 Dr. Daina Taimina, a professor at Cornell University, astounded the scientific world by realising the first physical model of a hyperbolic plane, using crocheted wool. Using the same mathematical technique, two Australian sisters, Christine and Margaret Wertheim, created the idea for a Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. The project, organised by the Los Angeles based Institute for Figuring is a direct response to the plight of coral reef from pollution and global warming. Fusing science and mathematics with fine art and handicraft, The Reef is constantly updated by an ever-expanding group of participants from around the world. You can see it at The Hayward Gallery from Friday 6th June until Sunday 17th August 2008 - 73 days of possibilities.

There are hyperbolic crochet lectures by Margaret Wertheim at the Hayward on:

Saturday 15th March:
2-5pm Workshop

Sunday 16th March:
2-5pm Workshop

Margaret Wertheim will give an Intro talk about the whole project - the plight of reefs, global warming, plastic problem, and the crochet reef response - and then you will be able to begin to do hyperbolic crochet.... it is all open to the public!

(Not sure about prices yet for an update)

Thanks skeinqueen for the heads up!

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Knitted Landscape

Could you imagine a few of these cropping up in Forbury Gardens or Palmer Park?

And who would put them there? The magic fairies?
If you want to see more knitted toadstools, flowers, shells and pebbles which crop up in unexpected places, check out Knitted Landscape

Tuesday, 5 February 2008


I don't think that *radical-ness* is a correct word but I have been thinking about a card someone gave me when the wee bairns were born way back in 1997 - I was going to change the world but I could not find a babysitter

Sometimes that is what it feels like (not that I could possibly change THE world but maybe my own little world) so in light of that I am proposing that knit night starts at 7pm.... not 8pm, although everyone is welcome to come whenever they want ... it is just so that I get a little bit longer knitting and changing my own world, so maybe see you there?

In the meantime, how about trying something a little different

mmmmmmmmm, paper yarn, here is a post about it here

got anymore interesting links.....