Ingenious Rocking Chair Knits a Hat for You as You Sway Back and Forth

Knitting and sitting in a rocking chair are both relaxing activities that designers Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex have combined into one innovative, low-tech piece of furniture. Aptly dubbed Rocking Knit, this multitasking chair uses kinetic energy, produced from the rocker's gliding motion, to knit a winter hat as you gently sway back and forth.

The chair both resembles and is used as a typical wooden glider. As you settle onto the bench, however, the machinery above goes to work. The gears start turning and draw the giant spool of yarn up and into the knitting round. With enough relaxation time, you'll have a red cap that Steve Zissou would be proud to wear.

Here's the machine in action:

via [Laughing Squid, Inhabitat]

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