Few things are as relaxing as swaying in your favorite rocking chair. One that comes close is knitting, a repetitive action that is known to help reduce tension and anxiety. Thanks to designers Colin Peillex and Damien Ludi, you can now indulge in these de-stressing activities simultaneously, with what they are calling the Rocking Knit.
Envisioned as a multi-tasking chair, this ingenious, low-tech furniture item is designed to knit a winter hat, while you rock back and forth in a gentle, swaying motion. According to the developers, the contraption uses the kinetic energy, generated as a result of its oscillating movements, to create a wonderful woolen hat for the rocker.
The Rocking Knit, as the duo points out, is similar to a wooden glider. Once a person seats himself or herself in the chair, the machinery starts working. One can then see the gears turning, causing the yarn below to unfurl. The woolen thread is then drawn into the knitting round, with the user’s rocking motions powering the contraption until the hat is completed.
By the time you are done relaxing, you will have a comfy, red cap to brave the harsh winter winds. Watch the following video to see the Rocking Knit in action:
Via: Laughing Squid