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Create Knitting Machine Punch Cards with OKnitMe

If you’re still in the act of using punch card-operated knitting machines, you may be interested in Italy-based Serpica Naro’s OKnitMe project, which can create virtual 24-hole punch cards (to be laser cut) over the web using a simple drag-n-drop interface. After you reduce your art to a 2-color …


At the Top of My Lungs: I Seem to Have Cancer Today

<i>"A poem begins with a lump in the throat." -- Robert Frost</i><p>Corpus Corrupted<p>I seem to have cancer today<p>A rude guest who won't go away<p>It hunts from inside<p>I have nowhere to hide<p>It is predator, I am its prey<p>I seem to have cancer this week<p>I'm stunned at the havoc it wreaks<p>My corpus corrupted<p>My life …

How-To: Air Conditioned Shirt

Minimize your air conditioning costs by taking your cooling system everywhere you go with this ingenious Air Conditioned Shirt tutorial from Instructables editor Mikeasaurus.<p>This air-conditioned shirt has two fans (on either side near the back of this dress shirt) that force cool air under the …

How-To: Make Your Own Lick-and-Stick Stickers

Make your own custom lick-and-stick stickers out of scrap paper or pretty magazine clippings with this simple tutorial that Heather from Dollar Store Crafts shared on Home Made Simple!

Knitted VW Passat Gearbag

Ravelry user Florentine executed a clever automotive intervention by knitting this gearbag cover for her VW Passat.<p>[via knithacker]

CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

Here are some cool things we saw in the CRAFT Flickr Pool this week:<p>miniature origami ball earrings, by mohu mohu<p>pom happy, by jessica wilson {jek in the box}<p>Custom Robot Wedding Cake Topper: Red and Black Geekery, by HerArtSheLoves<p>See Emily Play, by oschene<p>caterpillar, by jacqueline.p

Inspiration: Doctor Who-Inspired TARDIS Shoes

Looking for a dose of geek craft inspiration? Check out these awesome Doctor Who-inspired TARDIS shoes from Ashlee at My So Called Crafty Life!

Tunisian Crochet Basics

Tunisian crochet (also called afghan stitch) is my newest yarn crafting obsession, and I love the luxuriously thick and beautifully textured fabric it produces. Because it’s an old technique that’s a fairly new crafting trend, there aren’t a ton of modern resources out there for beginners, so I’m …

How-To: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollup

Relive your fruit snack-filled childhood with this handy tutorial from fifteen spatulas, which shows you how to make homemade strawberry fruit rollups from just three ingredients.<p>[via frickyeah1990s]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Dried Fruit Rolls<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Make Homemade Fruit Leather<br>• MAKE | How-To: Dry …

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

<b>For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates.</b><p>It's a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and …

Pecan, Caramel, Crawfish: Food Dialect Maps

"ALL-monds," "AH-monds," or "I say something between 'l' and nothing"<p>Bert Vaux and Marius L. Jøhndal at the University of Cambridge surveyed around 11,500 people to study the ways we in the colonies have grown to speak. Joshua Katz, a doctoral student in linguistics at N.C. State, made these …

Can you pass GCSE Science?

GCSE exams are almost upon us. With many discrediting the qualification as "too easy", it's time to ask – can you pass GCSE Science?<p>GCSEs have come in for plenty of criticism recently. From <b>top schools switching to the supposedly tougher International GCSE</b> to <b>Michael Gove's aborted plan to scrap them</b> …