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Old 03-12-2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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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! Jeanie

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Old 03-12-2011, 03:30 PM   #2
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #3
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Holy crapola!

Looks comfy to sit/lie on!
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:02 AM   #4
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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!
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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?
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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?
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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?
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http://racheljohn.co.uk/historyek.asp

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Wonder where she gets all that yarn to do this?
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I can't believe anyone has the patience to do this. It's certainly a work of art.
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