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« on: October 02, 2004 01:17:43 PM »

I have often made the point that knitting is just like computer programming. It is digital (stitches = discreet units!), it has all the same structures (loop through these instructions 3 times, etc...). Apparently Modern Needle/Craft magazine recognized this analogy immediately at the dawn of "the computer age."


Under the headline is written this slightly incomprehensible technological mish-mash:

"Geometric ribbings to knit-- 2 by 2, clickety clack-- horizontal plus vertical equals-- Wm. Unger stripes across and Reynolds Yarn stripes it all the way up. Punch card designs to crochet for the computer age."

But, my favorite is this description of a typical 70s crocheted tunic and skullcap on the next page:

"A space helmet and low neck top with capsule sleeves conceived in crochet for weightlessness by Wm. Unger. For take off see pages 73 and 74."
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Why can't puffins eat pancakes instead?


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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2004 05:58:04 PM »

From now on, every hat I knit will secretly be a gravity defying space helmet. Hurray!
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2004 09:13:25 PM »

Ha! That's fantastic! I like how there's a space between "computer" and "ific"-- that's like saying it's okay to be a knit ter. HAHA!
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2005 10:20:24 AM »

Ha! That's fantastic! I like how there's a space between "computer" and "ific"-- that's like saying it's okay to be a knit ter. HAHA!

I was sitting here trying to figure out what an "ific" was until I read your coment...
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