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Life-Size Knits Li­isa Hi­eta­nen from Finland hand-knits and cro­chets life-size peo­ple based on real peo­ple from around her home vil­lage. These sculp­tural por­traits cap­ture a dis­tinct con­nec­tion as she hones in on the tini­est of de­tails to present in fiber form. Li­isa writes, “The tech­nique has be­come a way of think­ing. It is con­tin­u­ous and present and al­lows a por­trait to slowly find its char­ac­ter.” The re­sults are both in­spir­ing and in­ti­mate, show­ing how “mak­ing” con­nects us all. See more of Li­isa’s amaz­ing work at her site: li­isahi­eta­nen.com. Cam­ou­flage Knits Pho­tog­ra­pher Joseph Ford and knitwear artist Nina Dodd paired up to cre­ate a stun­ning pho­to­graphic se­ries of knits cam­ou­flaged. Hours of work goes into each piece and ev­ery sin­gle pho­to­graph, from de­sign­ing the sweater to align­ing the pat­tern just so. Whether blend­ing into bus seat up­hol­stery or hun­dreds of tiny ce­ramic tiles, the pho­tos high­light just how per­fectly knit­ting in­te­grates into real life. Check it out at joseph­ford.net. Knit Makes the List Knit­ting makes the list. The emoji list, that is. This past June, mo­bile users gained ac­cess to a lit­tle ball of yarn with nee­dles! A spool of thread and a llama made the cut, as well, bring­ing fibers and craft a lit­tle more into the tech­no­log­i­cal spot­light, emo­jily-speak­ing, that is.

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