Monday, October 3, 2011

A stitch in time

How does one measure a year? Apparently it's 2 meters long..

Time is an invisible factor that is made three-dimensional and tangible by the 365 knitting clock. Developed by the German designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, the clock consists of a circular knitting mechanism containing 48 needles. With each completion of a day, one round is knitted. Each year the yarn must be changed, leaving a different scarf for every year. Instead of just simply a repetitive cycle around the clock, the mechanism symbolizes the passing of time as an ongoing process.

You could see this as a really clever and artistic way to visualize time, or you could buy a bunch if you're too lazy to make the next year's christmas presents.

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