Tuesday, December 02, 2008

size does matter

I know I've blogged about Dutch artist Christien Meindertsma's HUMUNGOUS knits before...she of the ENORMOUS knitting needles:



--knits so humungous they make Twinkle's knits look like baby fine lacework---but have a look at this amazing cabled rug:





wow. wow. wow!
I find it's often the people who are not knitters "by trade" that seem to come up with the most ingenious stuff, and while I know her projects are more art installments based on the lives of the animals that she's involved with *in* those pieces, I can't help but marvel at the magnitude of it all.

10 comments:

Vero said...

Wow - that rug is amazing!

Also: you could seriously knock someone out with those knitting needles. Somehow I don't think they'd let you take those on a plane, although it would a fun way to experiment with CATSA policies...

whistlepeaknits said...

I feel a strong need to make that to cover my bare floors. I need to whittle me some flag poles.

ern said...

wow, that is insane.

how long would something like that take?!

i would loooove one of those.

Virtuous said...

Wow! That is just amazing!!

andrea said...

Ughhhh, I want to knit that rug so bad!

Jeanette said...

My god, that's the most fantastic thing I've ever seen. Can you imagine how comfortable standing/laying on that rug would be? (I guess that's assuming it's made of soft wool, not rope or whatever the heck you get that's got sts/foot guage)

I'm knitting something with size 35s right now and I thought THOSE were awkward. Jeeze.

Team Knit ! said...

I've been eyeballing this rug for a solid week, trying to figure out if it would be that hard to attempt at home.... I'm dying to have one for my own living room now!

- Julie

Julia said...

I still want to try to knock-off one of her "poof" footstool/seat thingies. They were in the Globe and Mail style section last Saturday and it rekindled an interest in Ms. Meinderstma. Perhaps I'll put it on my resolutions list?

dawn said...

Talk about carpel tunnel lol.

Grog said...

I find it's often the people who are not knitters "by trade" that seem to come up with the most ingenious stuff

I feel the same about music, in that the best stuff is created by people who don't have to do it for a living...