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Who Knitted ThisThing?

Dear Ann,
Happy Palm Sunday to ya! Here is an amazing video. If anybody knows more about how it was made, whether the knitting is real, etc., do write!

Edited to add:
Thanks, readers, for the link to the most excellent “making of” movie. “C’est tres simple…..”

Love,
Kay

56 Comments

56 Comments

  1. Don’t know too much about it, but the first blog I saw this posted on also had this link to a ‘making of’ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ-mVJEbJpE&NR=1

  2. Don’t know the who, but here’s a little on the how: here’s the behind the scenes story – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ-mVJEbJpE&

  3. If you watch the “making of”, it’s pretty clear that the knitting is real. They filmed it in reverse, taking a picture as each stitch and row was frogged. Pretty neat, huh? Of course, you’d really only get one shot that way! And imagine the giant pile of kinked wool left over afterwards…

  4. Are you two planning your next adventure in film?

  5. I was GOING to leave you a link to the “making of” video that shows the real knitting being unravelled, but since several peoplel have already beat me to it…

  6. All that frogging…fascinating, but heart-wrenching at the same time.

  7. I see some commenters linked to the making-of video, which I first saw over at Kate’s blog: knitlit.blogspot.com. So very, very cool (or warm, be that as it may).

  8. Okay, the ad has totally sold me. Am I the only one who wants to go rip out all their electricity and put in natural gas?? I love this commercial. Makes me feel like staying home and cozying up in a nice warm afghan with a cup of tea. Too bad I live in Florida. :(

  9. I think I need the shower that spits out yarn like that…who needs to be clean when you have yarn on tap;)

  10. Yowza!
    That is incredible.

  11. Yowza!
    That is incredible.

  12. Oh, that is SO cool! Thanks for sharing! And thank you to the powers that be for publicly portraying knitting (finally) as warm, cozy and creative, rather than crazy grandmas knitting 3-armed sweaters…

  13. Oh, that is SO cool! Thanks for sharing! And thank you to the powers that be for publicly portraying knitting (finally) as warm, cozy and creative, rather than crazy grandmas knitting 3-armed sweaters…

  14. Oh, that is SO cool! Thanks for sharing! And thank you to the powers that be for publicly portraying knitting (finally) as warm, cozy and creative, rather than crazy grandmas knitting 3-armed sweaters…

  15. Oh, that is SO cool! Thanks for sharing! And thank you to the powers that be for publicly portraying knitting (finally) as warm, cozy and creative, rather than crazy grandmas knitting 3-armed sweaters…

  16. What a FUN video! Thanks for sharing. :)

  17. Well, whoever knitted it should have been very well paid!

  18. Yeah, I saw it last week on someone’s blog, maybe ChicKnits? Loved it!!! See you already got the behind the scenes link. Too cool.

  19. Isn’t that just fun!? How on earth do you suppose they did it? It must have taken immense patience.

  20. For some reason the thing that stuck with me from the Making Of video is that ..there’s no heat in the building they are shooitng in. They are all wearing parkas and layers. Why? Couldn’t they have heat it with natural gas.

  21. I just put this video and the making-of video on my blog earlier today. Great minds, etc.

  22. way cool! There are no other words for me!

  23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ-mVJEbJpE&NR=1
    I guess you already got the 411, but here is the film on the making of it. So Neat!

  24. I also saw this elsewhere, and it was mentioned that it was a “Belgian Natural Gas” commercial.

  25. I just looked a little further and found this site that confirms that it is Belgian.
    http://www.coloribus.com/adsarchive/tv-commercials/natural-gas-wool-582305/
    Client: Aardgas (KVBG) – Gaz Naturel (ARGB)
    Contact: An De Backer – Isabelle Borremans
    Agency: TBWA\Brussels
    CD: Jan Macken
    Creation: Michael Mikiels – Eric Maerschalck
    Account: Christine Robie
    TV Producer: Mieke Vandewalle – Laurent Van Ausloos
    Production Company: Lovo
    Director: Olivier Babinet
    Producer: Bert Brulez
    D.O.P.: Frank Van den Eeden
    Music: Etienne Charry
    Media: Tv, Youtube, Print

  26. Those funky Belgians, eh?! x xx

  27. I love, love, love it, brilliant ad.

  28. That shower spitting out yarn is the BOMB! I need one of those, too. It sure would save a lot of money. I guess you’d set the temperature setting for the color you want, huh?

  29. Wow, i want to live in that house.

  30. That is so AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Thanks for finding out how it was made.

  32. Totally cool. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Oh, how completely magical and how very clever. I shall never, ever think of frogging in the same way again. Indeed, I may film it! Plus, it is even better to see funky Belgian filmakers painstakingly working with yarn. Thanks for sharing.

  34. What a totally cool ad! I loved both films. Thank you, Kay, and everyone who helped get the videos at MDK

  35. Also look on front page of today’s WSJ(3/29). A terrific story about how some truckers are taking up quilting/knitting/etc to fill up their extra time!

  36. C’est magnifigue!

  37. My kids and I got a big kick out of this!!! Thanks for posting.

  38. bon bon bon bon

  39. http://www.spike.com/video/walkie-talkie-man/2535202
    Please check out this totally rad video by Michel Gondry – Walkie Talkie man. It’s sort of the same idea – a creative, knitted music video! It’s cute and a bit offbeat. His work is amazing, he also made a movie called “The Science of Sleep.” I admire this creative genius!

  40. My knitting guild (Ol’ North State Knitting Guild) emailed it. I loved it — but all that unraveling was a bit unsettling.

  41. That is so cool!!!

  42. I saw this on Chic Knits as well and in fact, I commented that the floor reminded me of some of the rugs you guys have made. What sort of wool/cotton would you recommend for something like that?

  43. Amazing!

  44. Oh I do so love that video! And the “making of” video also! Gives me that warm cozy feeling. See…that is what knitting does to people. And people who knit, also tend to relax while doing it. It’s all good! Thanks for posting that. I’m going to share it with my fellow knitters on facebook! :D

  45. This video is amazing!!!!!

  46. just.so.awesome. thanks!

  47. Beautiful – fascinating. We should be friends with these people!

  48. happy passover

  49. greetings from Iceland ;o)

  50. Fabulous. I love that even after seeing the “making of” flick, it’s still totally facinating to watch the original. Over and over! I want to live in that house!

  51. LOVEit! thanks.

  52. wow…and that’s what I love about knitting…

  53. Fabulous. Also, very cute filmmakers.

  54. Very cool, but did it bother anyone else that there was not a knitter in sight in the making of video – we all know the stuff did not knit itself…

  55. that is the most amazing video(s) ever. i sort of LIKE that they didn’t show the knitters… we’re MAGICAL!