Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Knitting for Knit-In (ABC Local Radio)

There's a whole fascinating knitting community online, swapping hints, experiences, ideas and encouragement and many, many, pictures of their knitted objects.
It ranges from very domesticated versions through various degrees of dedicated crafty types to the 'textile art' end. Between — or beyond — are all kinds of tributaries and bayous in the range of expression — some of the less usual manifestations of human creativity.
I thought you might appreciate these pictures of some unusual & challenging knitting projects. photos/ 72906716@N00/ sets/ 72057594095330901/

The 2006 ABC Sydney 702BL Knit-In

Moebius knitting — UPDATE: Changed knitting link from 4-jan-06

To see a Universe in a grain of sand

There are some spectacular and beautiful images, selected as finalists in the scientific illustration competition in this gallery:

Biomedical Image Award 2006 (Wellcome)
Whereas this is an older and far less visual contribution to human culture, available at what look like quite useful sites for online literature. authors/ voltaire/ candide/ library/ historical/ voltaire/ candide.html

Thursday, 6 July 2006

There are times words fail

Crepes in Spaaaace!
The site and idea of 'Pets In Uniform' is weird enough. Then they just took that step or two more ...