Tech Knits: From Retro Robots to Space Rockets: 20 Technology-Inspired Projects for KnittersDe (autor) Sue Culligan
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 28 Mar 2013
There is next to nothing available on this subject already, but there is a wide market for geeky technology-inspired knitting
Sue Culligan studied graphics and photography at Brighton College of Art and, a passionate knitter since childhood, decided to start her own business designing and selling children's knitwear in a tiny shop in Brighton. In 1981 Kangaroo (woolly jumpers!) was born. The business evolved to become a yarn shop, then finally a busy Internet business. She recently sold the Kangaroo business and now runs residential knitting retreats and workshops in France, as well as designing knitting kits for her online business KnitKits. Sue works as a freelance pattern checker for Knitting magazine and has published three knitting books; The Knitting Stitch and Motif Directory (under her maiden name of Sue Pearce), Techno Cozies and Vintage Knit Knacks. Sue lives in France with her architect husband and two dogs.
IntroductionSection One: The BasicsMaterials and EquipmentTechniquesSection Two: The ProjectsSuppliersConversion ChartsIndex
Knitting and nerdiness are actually quite compatible. They both involve being passionate and knowledgeable (occasionally to the point of obsession) about your hobby. People have tried to combine the two into pattern books before, with much potential but disappointing results, I have to admit. Not so with Sue Culligan's new book, Tech Knits. This is for the knitter who not only wants to make a cute nerd rocket mobile for their children but also recognise the retro irony in a cassette tape smart phone cover, a circuit board scarf or ray gun placemats. Embrace you inner geek with these quirky, cool projects.