Since 1955, Loes Veenstra has knitted over 550 sweaters and stored them in her home on the 2nd Carnissestraat in Rotterdam. The sweaters have never been worn. Until today. The sweater are all presented in a book called “Het Verzameld Breiwerk van Loes Veenstra uit de 2e Carnissestraat” designed by Christien Meindertsma. This book is published by Wandschappen for DNA Charlois. For orders: www.dnacharlois.nl.
Loes and the fruit of her decades of knitting were ‘discovered’ by Museum Rotterdam. The museum has put her sweaters on display as part of the exhibition ´Over leven in Carnisse´ (Life in Carnisse), on show until January 18, 2013 in Gemaal op Zuid (Pretorialaan 141, Rotterdam).
Things you may not realise as an absent-minded Australian:
houses here are not meant to be freezing cold! There are heaters and you can turn them on. They have the technology.
Just realised the reason my new apartment felt like an icebox was the heating was not on and I've been suffering through the cold huddled in blankets this whole time. Duh.
As a friendly warning to northerners:
in Australia most houses don't really have adequate heating so it can get pretty cold indoors during winter. Hot water bottles and electric blankets are not a thing of the past in Australia, especially since we're very mindful of wasting energy unnecessarily, such as creating a source of heat in order to survive as a species.
Therefore, I can put this mistake down to a fascinating cultural difference or just personal stupidity.
Some people have hobbies. Other people are obsessive. But when the two cross paths, this is what you get. Japanese twitter user @Kya7y recently unearthed an incredibly detailed maze that her father created almost 30 years ago. When pressed for details, the father explained that he spent 7 years creating the map on A1 size paper, which is about 33 x 23 inches.
Unsure what to do with the discovery, @Kya7y reached out on twitter but was quickly inundated with requests to receive copies. I wonder how long it would take to finish the maze?
[Update] People have been asking @Kya7y about her father. Everyone seems to want to know more about the man behind this amazing maze. This morning she wrote, “Where does my father work? At a public university!! In the athletic department!!! As a janitor.”