Further Reading 3/28/14

Written by Sarah on March 28th, 2014 Posted in further reading

I’m obsessing over this video by artists Lernert & Sander of designer sweaters being unraveled. I’ve read some people describe it as maddening and unsettling but to me it is incredibly delicious and meditative. Frogging a piece can be just awful but watching stitches come undone can be just as fascinating as it is to see them created.

>> Everyone’s been sharing this article so I guess I ought to as well. In case you were unaware, knitting is good for you. It’s meditative and relaxing. Imagine that!

>> I’m not even sure what to say about this Captions for Models in Knitting Catalogues. So weird. Definitely funny.

>> Franklin Habit’s piece about his first encounter with needlecraft brought me to tears. Really beautiful. Please send tissues.

>> I have my eye on Stashbot this week. I might wait for the ebook version so I can carry it around on my phone for impulse yarn purchases. I am definitely afraid of how it will help to enhance my stash. Not that that’s every stopped me.

>>  Here is my high school’s Handicraft and Knitting Club, class of 1942. (Thanks, Dad!)

What are you knitting up this weekend? How do you like that unravelling video?

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Comments (3)

  • missagnes
    March 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm |

    I’m with you on the fascination part. More than that, this video is wonderfully ironic. Last season… Unraveling fabric that is no longer trendy. The choice of designer tags is a comment on our society obsessed with fashion and brands. It is irreverential, but in a good way. Would we be really upset if we did not know it was an overly priced item?
    And what do knitters think? Would you do this to one of your creations, if it was flawless. Unraveling mistakes is actually very satisfying, but why do this to a perfect sweater.

    The artists are basically telling us: it is only yarn. It is not sacred. I think they’re right.

    • March 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm |

      Yes! I love what you’re saying. I think what I love so much about the video is that there is yarn at the end, it looks so fresh and ready to become something new. Even though I’d have trouble doing the same to my favorite knits, I have that same instinct with any ball of yarn.

  • March 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm |

    My thoughts exactly! I also love the choice of music in the video. And If you think about your craft in an artistic way ( some patterns are for me pure arts) …could you paint a new painting on the last chef d’œuvre you hung in your gallery ? Any way the video is relaxing 🙂

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