Extreme Knitting

Knitting has recently become my obsession. Whereas most people stay up into the early hours of the morning to watch movies or..heh…other things, I’ve been burning the midnight oil knitting as much as I can.

I ran across this story via Aunti and I have to say, I’m glad she sent it. Now, to go start that knitting blog. Muahahahhaa!

Extreme Knitting
by Joyce Gramza
06.22.06

Along with sunscreen and a book, knitting needles and yarn have become a staple of many vacationers’ beach bags. Now, as this ScienCentral News video reports, it turns out that knitters might hold in their hands the secrets of the brain, or the universe itself.

A Strange Yarn

Most people who knit or crochet know what their finished product will look like. But you never know what’s going to come from Daina Taimina’s crochet hook. And that’s the point, says her husband, David Henderson, as he holds up a convoluted piece that resembles lettuce, or a human brain — if lettuce or brains were purple, that is.

“It actually looks like a brain,” Henderson marvels. “And I had no idea it was going to look like that until Daina did it.” (More)

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