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Evelyn Van Orden
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Descanso Gardens is beautiful this time of year...

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Another Extreme Knitting Project by Judy Gregory!
Here's Judy's third car sweater, this time for a 2014 VW R Cabriolet Convertible. Hand knit in the US, England, and Spain for Zurich Insurance Company. Pompom is 40" across.
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Another Extreme Knitting Project!
Judy Gregory's 3rd car sweater Extreme Knitting Project.
This time, the car was a 2014 VW Golf R Cabriolet Convertible, a model not available in the US.
First, large cabled panels were knit in California and Pennsylvania by Judy Gregory and her team. Then Judy Gregory and Sandra Canfield flew with the panels to Breedon on the Hill, England for assembly, fitting, and finishing. Finally, Judy Gregory and Sandra Canfield flew with the car sweater to Barcelona, Spain for final modifications at the hotel and styling at the photo shoot.
All 3 car sweaters were made for Zurich Insurance Company.
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Montrose Classic Car Show.

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Delightful things are coming out of PaleGray Labs, a collaboration between cartoonist/animator/quilter Nina Paley and scientist/author/software developer Theodore Gray. Based in Urbana, IL, this power duo is taking computerized stitching in creative new directions. They’ve done some machine embroidered animations like these... 
http://www.mrxstitch.com/category/gear-threads
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Researchers have found that people who engage in activities like crafting are 30-50% percent less likely to have memory problems than those who do not. The rhythmic movements of knitting offer the same kinds of benefits as meditation. Seeing a project take shape provides a deep sense of satisfaction.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/might-crafts-such-as-knitting-offer-long-term-health-benefits/2014/04/21/d05a8d40-c3ef-11e3-b574-f8748871856a_story.html
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