Monday, May 04, 2009

And then....

Scientists have figured out how to add titanium to spider silk.

Article here.

Super-strong, unbreakable lace-weight yarn! SIGN ME UP, BABY!

9 comments:

Amy Lane said...

Reminds me of fairy tales--one of the tasks set before princes was inevitably to find a shawl so fine, it could fit through the eye of a needle... now it always seemed the spinner and the knitter or weaver should have gotten more credit for that...

historicstitcher said...

Ummm...wouldn't that be cobweb weight?

Julie said...

Booo. LOL

KnitTech said...

I can imagine getting on the plane: Is that spider silk? Sorry its been banned. You might garrot someone on the flight.

Shea said...

As long as it's still soft. At Stitches South last weekend I got to feel some of the stainless steel yarn that I've heard such good things about. Yuck! It couldn't be rougher. I don't think that I could stand touching it enough to make anything with it.

=Tamar said...

You wouldn't have to block it, either, right?

GrillTech said...

Now if I can convince KnitTech to get some of that I can finally have my bulletproof sweater..

Alwen said...

historicstitcher gets the rimshot!

Alwen said...

I liked the one about the sheep. 11,000 years of sheepherding. No wonder we like spinning & weaving so much. And I love that photo of the Soay sheep shedding its fleece!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227064.200-early-domestic-animals-surprisingly-well-bred.html