Probably the strangest knitting-related news of the week (and this is a week when someone was sentenced to knitting following a road rage incident) is the case of a woman accused of smuggling fake $100 into the United States in knitting spindles. I assume by that they mean spools that should have held yarn but instead held $85,000 each in fake bills. Alejandrina Elsa Quispe Ramirez was nabbed at Logan International Airport in Boston.
Faroe Islanders are used to doing things their own way, and when they decided they wanted Google street view, instead of waiting for a Google car to show up, they strapped cameras to five sheep so they can take pictures while they are grazing. The video is actually pretty awesome. OK, maybe that one is the strangest knitting-related story of the week.
I’m sure you know all about those gigantic arm-knit blankets that sell for hundreds of dollars on etsy. For some reason Tech Insider decided to make a series of GIFs telling the story of the blankets and showing the process. They clearly don’t know much about fiber, but it’s still pretty cool.
In other amazing feats of knitting, check out Samantha’s wedding dress on the Natural Stitches blog. This dress overlay is knit with Berroco Folio in a lace pattern with a pink ribbon accent (and some pretty awesome sneakers to go with it). Spectacular!