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03-12-2011, 11:13 AM
By accident I ran across this video early this morning. OMG! What do you think? Just what I've been wanting to do....knit a mattress!:shock: Jeanie


Jan in CA
03-12-2011, 03:30 PM

03-12-2011, 08:03 PM
Holy crapola!

Looks comfy to sit/lie on!

03-13-2011, 06:02 AM
This is sooooooo cool! As I was watching them sort and sort and sort...I JUST KNEW they'd have to hoist it up to the loft! WOW!!!

Thanks for sharing this great link with us!

I uploaded the YouTube video for you into your post! It's so neat!

03-13-2011, 10:47 AM
Thanks so much for this video! I love the pictures of all the balls of yarn popping around as they unwind.
I wonder what her gauge was?

03-13-2011, 11:19 AM
Some negative, poo-poo people left negative comments on the YouTube EXTREME KNITTING page, like "what a waste of yarn!" and "what a waste of time!" and "WHY???!!!!!!!!!", etc. etc.

I left this message: "Folks prolly said the same thing about Michelangelo and his Sistine Chapel"

And in response to the very dumb question "WHY?????????!!!!!!"....
I answered, "Because she can......."

I personally think the "cushion" she created was gorgeous! Some people would PAY BIG BUCKS for it!!!!! Does anyone know, did she sell it?

03-13-2011, 12:22 PM
What an artistic endeavour! Loved watching it come together. Amazed that there wasn't more tangling of yarns. I spent an hour and a half yesterday untangling just two balls.

Would love to see it in person. Are those small trees she's knitting with?

03-13-2011, 01:30 PM

Here's more about Rachel John-Extreme Textiles/History of Extreme Knitting.

Wonder where she gets all that yarn to do this?:??

03-13-2011, 01:57 PM
I can't believe anyone has the patience to do this. It's certainly a work of art.