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It’s Been a Classy Run… And Now For My Valentine’s Day Post!
February 9, 2010, 3:58 PM
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Free Valentine’s Day Pattern: Edible Knitted Thong
by Dawn Payne

Valentine's Day Knitting

Licorice Knitted Valentine's Day Thong

This Valentine’s Day, adult entertainment star Dawn Payne presents her newest excursion into the realm of all-things-naughty via her pattern entitled “302 Calories” (a.k.a. an Edible Knitted Red Lace Thong).

Materials? One set of chopsticks, and a couple packs of Red Lace licorice.

Dawn Payne, my friend, you are a laugh riot. And I quote, “Always wanted a pair of edible panties?.. Cast on at the beginning of a movie, and the panties will be ready for dessert after the credits!”

For the full pattern, visit: 302 Calories


Becky Stern’s Body Technology Interfaces
January 28, 2010, 1:40 AM
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Becky Stern

Make Magazine blog writer Becky Stern of Sternlab.org has spent the past year knitting a humorous series of Body Technology Interfaces that spotlight our engrossment in modern technology. Unlike knitwear, which is designed to move with the body, Stern’s wares emphasize the lack of motion involved with technological interfacing, and are instead intended to provide comfort, warmth, and privacy in public settings. Her hope is to bring critical awareness to our absorption in personal electronic devices, and ways they mentally and physically dominate our everyday behaviors and public activities.

To encourage personal communication, Stern invites participants to design and sketch their own Body Technology Interface with her. These designs are then packaged as a kit containing parts and assembly instructions. She asks that participants photograph and document their thoughts and experiences using these creations to Becky@sternlab.org for the project website.

Laptop Compubody Sock for privacy, warmth, and concentration in public spaces

Cell Phone Ski Mask

Keyboard Interface for Computer Programming

More images are available on Flickr™.

Three New Custom Completions

Alice holding a Flamingo in Wonderland, for Sarah Page

German Coat of Arms, for Allison Boehm

Pooh playing Pooh Sticks, for Hannah Kinney

To request a custom commission, e-mail me at spinhandspun@gmail.com or visit my Alchemy page on Etsy.

Two New Custom Completions
November 29, 2009, 2:17 AM
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Faun with Flute Glasses Case, for Cody “the Floaty” Goulette

Old Skool Owl, for Liam Watkins