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Oh Look, It’s the Perfect Visual Representation of Men Taking up Too Much Space

Sue Montgomery, the mayor of a Montreal borough, shared a picture of her current knitting project online. It is (as she admits) not the prettiest piece of knitting, but that's not the point. The piece was made during a city council meeting where Mayor Montgomery says knitting not only helps her concentrate, but she's started using the craft to track the amount of time taken up by council members.

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Pixar’s Purl Is a Charming and Insightful Yarn About Women in the Workplace

Female animators take on the male-dominated field in this witty metaphor.

Purl follows the adventures of a plucky pink ball of yarn on her first day of work at B.R.O. Capital.

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Krysten Ritter Teaching Stephen Colbert How to Knit Is the Wholesome Content You Need Today

The two talking about Netflix's upcoming new season Jessica Jones which has all-female directors.

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Things We Saw Today: 92 Year Old Frances Goldin Has Been Showing Support For Her Lesbian Daughters at Pride For 30 Years

Not everything in the world is horrible. Case in point, Frances Goldin, who has been showing support for her two lesbian daughters at Pride for over 30 years!

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Dallas Pokéstops Might Be Hiding a Knitted Pokémon Surprise Thanks to This Artist

Oddish's epic yarn.

Pokémon GO has fostered all kinds of unique social interaction and made the real world feel just a little more magical, but finding digital Pokémon in our surroundings wasn't enough for Nichole's Nerdy Knots. The nerdy knitter has been stitching up some Pokémon and hiding them around Pokéstops in the real world for random people to find, which we can only imagine is an incredibly rewarding surprise.

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Things We Saw Today: A Cozy BB-8 Models the Cutest Knitwear

Bweeeep~

If you aren't following @BB8 on Twitter, what the hell are you even doing with your life?

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Nerdy Knittings: All Your Favorite Nerdy/Horror Characters Made Out of Yarn

I need to learn to knit now...

Oxford-based Hannah Simpson sells knitted dolls based on her favorite nerdy and horror movies!

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Put “Learn to Knit” on Your To-Do List so You Can Make This Wonder Woman Sweater for Your Very Own Self

What the hell do I do with these sticks?!

Or you can make it for someone else who might appreciate... nah. Make it for yourself.

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Tortoises Nude No More Thanks to Neat Knitted Cozies

Do Try This At Home

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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The Internet Loves Making Penguin Sweaters

But what about bow ties to match their tuxedos?

Dear Internet: if you are currently knitting a sweater for a penguin impacted by an oil spill, pause! Philip Island Penguin Foundation made a public plea for sweaters yesterday, but use your yarn cautiously; in the past, these requests have resulted in thousands of unnecessary sweaters. Internet, for once, you are being too kind.

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Beautiful Astronomically Accurate Shawl For Chilly Stargazing Nights

Do Try This At Home

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: LEGO Minifig Mittens

Things We Saw Today

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

and let it be known

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

Do Try This At Home

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

Meanwhile...

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

Fans Do Cool Things

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)

Do Try This At Home

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: The Argo-Vengers Are Here to Save the Day

Things We Saw Today

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

this exists

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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Who Are You Calling Yarn-for-Brains? (Is it This Yarn Brain?)

Braaaaiiiinnnnns

Psychiatrist Dr. Karen Norberg knit this atomically accurate brain that is now on display at the Boston Museum of Science because she felt that knit yarn could best convey the wrinkly ripply nature of our brains. There's even a functional zipper that connects the two lobes! You can read more about how and why she made it at the The Telegraph. Previously in Awesome Crafts

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