Twelfth night has been and gone! 2012 is already unraveling. . .
Thanks to my friend Stacy, I can now experience that unraveling literally, with this most knitterly of calendars.
Such a satisfying representation of time’s passing. Thankyou, Stacy!
Posted on January 6, 2012 by Kate
Category: design, knitting
Tags: 2012, calendar, design, knitting
Amazing. WIll you try to knit anything with the yarn when the year is up?
Fun calendar! I didn’t even know such a thing existed :)
That is really a great visual!
That is so cool! Will you reclaim your calendar and make something out of it in 2013?
What a clever idea, if a little sobering!
That’s brilliant! Quite sinister in a way, though. Reminds me of the spinning fates. If I had a calendar like that I think I would definitely get more done as I would be so much more aware of the passing of time.
What a wonderful thing that is
Wow, that’s brilliant!!
Beautiful and poignant!
What a great gift that is!
What a fabulous gift…a very clever idea.
Tempus retexit! (Time unravels!)
wow, who makes that?
What a very very clever concept….. I think I could do with one of these but perhaps it might be a bit scary to see how quickly the fabric changes into a curling thread….Perhaps I would be wishing for time to hurry so that I could collect enough thread to knit more days and dates ….
Where in the world does one get such a calendar? What a great idea! And when it’s all pulled out, maybe it could be made into socks?
What a great visual of the passing of time.
Should I have been blessed with such a wonderful thing I would have needed to put it well away from the whippets or my year would have unravelled very fast, and I would have been deprived the satisfaction of unravelling it myself.
How do you keep your cat and dog from running around that house with that? The interior of my house would be ‘redecorated’ by the cats with swags of calendar.
I’m not at all sure that I’d be happy to watch that, at my age…
I MUST have that calendar!! Do you know where a person could find one??
That was my first thought too… Unfortunately the 2012 edition seems to be completely sold out…..The Gregor calendar is a design by Patrick Frey, German industrial designer. I hope I will have more luck to get it next year…. http://www.patrick-frey.com/
Wow how nice. I never seen anything like this. Yes knit something with it before the year is up. That would be great. Thanks for
That calendar speaks to me in a way my paper, printed calendar can not.
fabulous idea-did she make it? Where can one purchase such a thing?
I think I would be tempted to knit it into something NEW as it unraveled….
How funny is that? Love it!
It’s amazing! I want one! :)
What a clever idea!! I wonder if there’s anything like that here in Chicago? It actually sounds like something you could get at MOMA in New York. Continued improving health to you, Kate.
What an amazing/neat idea for a calendar! Wonder how big the pile of yarn will get on 12/31 :) neat neat neat…..
Happy New Year to you….here’s wishing you good health and happy knitting :)
What a cool idea! I’ve never seen anything like it! Best wishes in the new year to you and your family.
Wow, how fantastic your calendar is! That is everyone (me!)’s dream calendar, isn’t it? Wish you a very Happy New Year and looking forward to reading your blog and to knitting your design :)
I was so interested I went to look for the calendar ~ found it on Greener Grass Designs, tho I’m sure you’d be able to find it other places. It’s really fantastic ~ as you unravel it, you can knit it!
Wow! This one is from a genious i suppose!
Wow!! Also available from the V & A museum shop.
I too would love one. But I live with people who would unravel it to confuse me. I am a bear of very little brain you see – especially in the new part of the year.
Enjoy – and I’d love to see what you make out of it when it’s done.
Fantastic calendar! If, toward the end of the year, you could get one for 2013 and then graft the two together, then do likewise for each following year, you could keep unraveling time without end. . .
A super calendar – almost as good as the charity one I had two years ago of the naked braw laddies from the Borders – but at least yours is re-usable!!
This is cool!
Happy unraveling… I mean, happy new year!
Best wishes to you all
What kind of yarn is it and how much?
Wow, that is super cool, Kate.
Such teeny tiny stitches – is it all stockinette?
genius! and so so cool.
This is one place to get the calendar: http://www.gnr8.biz/product_info.php?products_id=1387
And here is the designer’s website: http://www.patrick-frey.com/?tag=calendar#trolley
After the initial amazement, I started joining the ranks of those who could imagine just staring in horror at the time dwindling away to nothing. Luckily, the optimists of the bunch who thought to knit it AS it unraveled made me realize that that would be a perfect way of showing/reminding that we do not lose time as it passes, rather it is converted into something entirely new, yet completely dependent on the passing.
Phew, disaster averted!
That’s a lovely thought!
A lovely thought indeed.
Om my giddy aunt, hyperventilating over that calendar!!!!
Love the calendar but not sure about the pile of unraveled wool (time); would it be an incentive to maximise the use you make of your life or something to sit, stare at and regret? Probably a bit of both I suspect. However, with all of the wonderful designs coming through the only regrets will be – not enough time to knit!
Thanks so much for all your inspirational blogs and patterns Kate, and keep Bruce well away from that pile of wool or you’ll be in 2013 before Easter!
Thought of you today when I met the lovely Lisa who runs the Create Place in Bethnal Green wearing an O W L S jumper she had made. The idea of connection through knitting seemed to be very real.
What a brilliant thing!
Amazing. My only question is: What do you plan to knit with the unravelled yarn?!? This is such a cool concept.
Oh I laughed at your lovely words – your skirt, and his and his antlers…. thank you for this. I know your smock publication is all done and published now but I wanted to send you some details from my partner’s mum’s book. Her name was Beverly Marshall and she wrote Smocks and Smocking, in I’m guessing, the mid seventies. She lived in Dorset. She died before I had met my partner but its an amazing read. Anyway, should you be interested its on my shelves… and Happy New Year!
how inventive, it’s the first time I see something like that
Wow! That’s a great calendar and a fabulous gift for a knitter!
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