What do I say to a 4 day knitting project that requires two John Deere Excavators and a Genie to produce a knitted American Flag to be exhibited in a museum just in time for July 4th? 20 foot needles. O.o
Rock On. Happy Independence Day!
The Knitting Machine is Dave Cole's performance art piece that uses construction equipment and 20-foot long knitting needles to construct large-scale objects. Starting yesterday June 30th and throughout the weekend, the artist will use a pair of John Deere excavators to hold the needles and a Genie to wrap the yarn, creating an oversize American flag at MASS MoCA. The flag will then be folded military-style, housed in a diplay case about the size of a Volkswagen Bug, and become part of an exhibit in the museum along with other work by Cole. Something about the mix of domestic craft and construction seems like a fitting way to celebrate the 4th.
Though this does lead me to wonder about gauge and speed... And if they're going to pull a Christmas Yarn Harlot type action and knit around the clock.
I've seen this in the prototype form and I almost ran off with it. As you can see from the photos it has juuuust arrived in freshly packaged ball format at Full Thread Ahead. This means they are freecia-drool free for the moment. If you prefer your yarn without my drool, now is a good time to get it. Link - You've convinced me
In my own defense, it is July and that means it is the start of a new yarn budget month. Heh. Let's see just how long I can hold out for. It just may tempt me to do another 'Skein Wonder or another shrug.
I saw karaoke on the cone and kept on gravitating back to it, as if it were some particularly sweet little pet, carting it about Hollis' living room.
Note: This may be the only form of Karaoke I like for those of you who know [identity protected for my safety] and are still my friends despite that having experienced what [said person] considers entertainemt.