Friday, January 7, 2011

A Stitch in time.....

Award winning young Danish designer Siren Elsie Wilhelmsen has designed this amazing clock

The knitting clock project was designed to measure & register time in a three dimensional form to visualise the otherwise invisible time factor , which connects us all.

The project can best be described as a merge of a knitting machine and a cuckoo clock.

Each passing of a half hour is marked by the knitting of a mesh , a full day is registered in 48 hours and a year results in an approximate two metre long scarf......


1. Would you have the patience to wait a year for the scarf ?
(it probably knits faster than I could , so yes)

2. I wonder does it cast off automatically ?
(something as a child I could never grasp)

3. If the idea is to visualise the otherwise invisible time factor , time must go really really slow dont you think ? 
(maybe it would be a great meditation tool or would it be like watching paint dry ?)

I never cease to be amazed by peoples ideas , inventions & designs and wonder why did I miss out on this amazing  gene pool .

Karyn x

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P.S   I finally increased my computer speed yesterday & I can finally blog again ! 


  1. That is faster than I can knit, but no way would I have the patience to wait.

  2. That is so unique! I sympathise with your slow Internet issues - have had similar problems here this week. Enjoy your weekend x


Love reading all of your comments.
Karyn x