Want a pair of mittens that don’t interfere with your love for photography? If you know how to knit, you can make your own! Norwegian knitter Bea created a nifty pair of mittens that have a hole your index finger can poke through when your camera shutter summons it. You can find the free pattern on her site if you’d like to make your own.
Knitting is getting quite a bit of coverage on PetaPixel this week. Just a couple days ago we featured the surreal knitting photographs of Daniela Edburg. The above is an creative commercial for natural gas by TBWA Brussels and directed by Olivier Babinet. What’s amazing is that all the stop-motion animation you see is done using wool and a team of super dedicated knitters. They’ve also released a behind the scenes video showing how the commercial was made.
I love this kind of effort because it shows you how much you can do with good ol’ fashioned hard work and perseverance.
Update: Rather than “knitting”, the process is probably better described as “un-knitting”.
Here’s a set of photographs by Daniela Edburg, who creates surreal scenes and landscapes around the theme of knitting:
She tells us,
I started knitting for a photograph where a girl is standing on a small knit garden, her own little safe spot in the midst of a desolate landscape, I was knitting for weeks, and the activity started taking on a strong significance. The work I am doing now has become all about knitting. Knitting as a compulsive action, as a form of occupational therapy and as a way of creating a safe place or a cushioned version of almost anything.