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knitting

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Tortoises Nude No More Thanks to Neat Knitted Cozies

On Katie Bradley‘s blog, she says that she sort of stumbled into the rescue and rehabilitation of tortoises, but a dozen domed friends later, she’s hooked. And in her spare time she uses a crochet hook to make little cozies for them, selling them (and patterns for those enterprising friends of tortoises who are lucky enough to have opposable thumbs) on Etsy with a portion of the proceeds going towards International Reptile Rescue.

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Beautiful Astronomically Accurate Shawl For Chilly Stargazing Nights

Redditor Boothin shared this shawl their wife made by tweaking one pattern and combining it with another. The end result was a beautiful and cozy garment that is also an accurate map of our sky as seen from the North Pole. By all means, join me in the Jealous Corner.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: LEGO Minifig Mittens

Not practical, but oh-so-stylish. Carissa of Carissa Knits doesn’t sell these, but she has made the knitting pattern available free of charge on her site. (Fashionably Geek)

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In Norway, You Can Watch People Knit For 5 Hours On TV

Any time I happen upon Big Brother, I can’t fathom how it’s still on television. It looks so boring. And then I heard about watching people knit competitively. And my mind was blown.

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How To Knit Crochet Your Turtle a Bowser Cosy

I’m certain there is some space in the center of the Venn Diagram of people who own turtles and people who can knit crochet. I suggest the rest of you on that chart team up immediately.

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Leigh Martin Turns Yarn Into Realistic Mushrooms, Plants Them

Leigh Martin is an artist and knitter who lately has found an outlet for her passions in designing and creating fifty two different species of fungi out of yarn, and then photographing them in their “natural habitat.” She hopes that her work can offer viewers “a greater awareness of their natural surroundings, a sense of how complex every ecosystem is and greater vision for noticing and enjoying these details in their daily life.”

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Fans Do Cool Things

How to Knit a Woolen Face Hugger for Those Chilly Spring Nights

Is your face suffering from a deficit of hugs? Knit yourself up a huggy buddy. Who may or may not fill your belly with its woolen eggs. It’s okay! You’re growing more cuddly pals for everyone else!

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Knit All the Nerd References (Into This Blanket)

Leilaniac on Ravelry designed this blanket for her nephew to cover everything from the Muppets to the ThunderCats. That center square? It’s his name in binary. You had us at dinosuars, Leilaniac.

Previously in Crafts

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Argo-Vengers Are Here to Save the Day

Argo-Vengers, directed by Daredevil. Head to TheFW for more Oscar Movie Mashups We Want to See.

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Crocheting Tiger, Hidden TARDIS

Alright I admit it, I was reaching with that title. There’s not crocheting involved in this post, just knitting. And there’s no tiger, just a scarf that Brilliant Knitwit crafted for their dad. Due to some creative stitching, the TARDIS is only visible when you view the scarf from the right angle.

I’m not ashamed to say that if I had this I’d do nothing all day but make TARDIS noises with my mouth while making my scarf-TARDIS appear and disappear.

(via Boing Boing.)

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