For their SPAMpoetry project Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet Sola collected SPAM from local people, mangled it through a poetry generator to create Renga poems, and sent it directly to their knitting machine.
Who would ever have expected that SPAM could be condensed into something so warm, so cozy, and as beautiful as these three stanzas of japanese poetry:
Pills, the website, the hope of
This has a solicitor
System. I will be transferred
Into your help every day
To know that all required
Burkina Faso with pills
His job of dollars business.
Inspired by this project Davey Taylor released kh940knit - a standalone pattern manager and uploader for Brother Knitting Machines, which is now also used by the Pattern Uploader published by Mar Canet Sola.
It really looks like 2012 is the year of the Open Source Knitting Revolution!