It's the Compubody Sock by instructables user bekathwia. You know. For when you need private time on a plane.
You can find this photo and more on the instructable page showing you how to make one of these things. I think I would make mine out of cotton.
From the site:
These are more sculptures than they are practical devices, and as such they're a fun challenge for knitting because of the complex form
Guess I'm going to have to pick up the latest copy of Vogue Knitting!
I've had this Luna cotton hanging around that I wanted to stash bust the heck out of but couldn't get the right gauge on any of the sweaters I wanted to knit and then I saw this in my twitter feed:
Yummy yummy! It's Eileen Fisher's latest addition to the Fall Vogue Knitting and I'm going to slink off to the grocery store in just a few to see if I can get a hard copy. If not I'll download the darned thing because this is a must knit if I ever saw one. (photo by Soho Publishing). I've got my fingers crossed that this might look ok on my boobs and if not, then maybe my MIL will wear it. Maybe?
Looks like the pressure has come down on Addi to lower prices on their Click line of interchangeable knitting needles. Before Knit Picks and Knitters Pride came along Addi, Denise and Boye were the only interchangeable knitting needles on the market. The Addi clicks were so clearly superior that they could manage to charge $250+ for each set. Once Knit Picks and Knitters Pride came along with full sets for under $100 it was only a matter of time before Addi would have to do something to stay competitive -even if their needle quality was superior.
Check out our video about the Addi Click interchangeable knitting needles below and the rest of our interchangeable knitting needle guide here.
Addi Click Lace Long Tip ($124.50)
Addi Clicks Basic Turbos ($127.94)
Addi Click Bamboo ($128.97)
Which are your favorite interchangeable knitting needles? Let me know in the comments!
Poorly written knitting patterns. They're the number one reason that I don't design knitting patterns myself. I am not joking that they are a danger to knitters, especially if they want to keep their knitting addiction habit well into their 80's. I've been knitting a baby sweater to donate to my preschool's fundraising auction and bad on me for not reading the instructions ahead of time, but it pretty much broke me of my knitting habit. It was such an annoying pattern, utilizing techniques that were completely unnecessary to the end product and put so much tension on my hands, wrists and a very beautiful yarn that I have stopped knitting since. Somehow my brain has now associated knitting with frustration and anger instead of relaxation.
It came as a surprise because this free baby cardigan pattern is very popular. The designer went on to write an entire book of knitting patterns. I consider myself to be an advanced knitter. I've knitted cardigans, felted bags, made blankets. I can knit lace in the presence of two toddlers. It came as a bit of a whallop that for some reason what should have been a straightforward knitting pattern became an acrobatic program for my wrists that made me hate knitting, hate yarn and question the cuteness of babies.
I'm sure that I will knit again. Especially after publishing this little tidbit, but this confirms something for me. I don't really want to be a knitting pattern designer. I don't think I could handle the responsibility if something I designed turned someone off knitting.
Here's to hoping that I get back to the needles soon.
I don't know about you, but that whole Nanny Modern Parenting Crisis Article has me all bent out of shape.
I'm all for giving parents good parenting information, but I'm really sick of hearing about "crises" regarding parenting. What we have are multiple problems, some of them related to poor parenting skills that contribute to the lack of perspective and patience in children. That isn't to say that children should not be taught to be patient, respectful individuals who follow instructions, but I get irritated whenever I hear parenting as the only reason that children behave this way. It disregards the societal and cultural reasons parents may be behaving the way that they are - not to mention one of the biggest influences on parents today: their own childhoods.
When we solve some of the more pressing crises I'll feel better about putting even more pressure on parents regarding the behavior of their children:
1) Housing costs that require both parents to work full time and multiple jobs
2) Childcare that costs as much as a mortgage every month
3) TV commercials aimed at children with no regard for age appropriateness
4) Healthcare costs that force families to work longer hours/additional jobs
5) The widespread availability of guns
6) A federal government that prioritizes military action over education and infrastructure
7) An economy that is more focused on consumerism rather than on supporting the family unit.
8) The high cost of mental health services
9) Lack of mental health services in public schools
10) The lack of community parenting support. Every parent feels like they have to reinvent the wheel.
I could go on and on.
Furthermore, I doubt that any generation of parents has had more focus put on their parenting skills.
Let me know when our local and state governments start making legislative changes to support all families and I'll start giving more parents hell about their parenting decisions.
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