Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Wii knitting

Hardware. Software. Knitware.
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I have never knowingly knitted, nor do I own a Wii, but both look like fun.


You pick up two Wii remotes, select your yarn and needle size from the pull-down menu, and begin to knit.

As the simulated needles click-clack, your simulated knitwear grows on the screen before your very eye.

When you've finished that fetching cardigan, you can give it to Super Mario or his brother to wear in his on-screen japes.

MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 12 2007

Reminds me of http://www.workinga...cidental_hipst.html
third frame [globaltourniquet, Sep 13 2007]

wii Knitting http://www.kniittiing.com/about.html
which came first, the needles or the wool? [xenzag, May 16 2009]

Knitting with the NES http://www.ign.com/...ting-add-on-for-nes
[swimswim, Sep 03 2012]


       Also a great way to earn a living in Second Life.
kinemojo, Sep 12 2007

       Genius. I've played on a Wii, and although it is indeed great fun (and hard work), it gets a bit tiresome after a while. You need a plethora of different styles of game to keep it interesting. Although I've never knitted, I would gladly challenge someone to a Wii knitting race.[+]
jtp, Sep 12 2007

       (+) Export the finished garment to your Mii.
jutta, Sep 13 2007

       Nice. I'm not sure about the market for it though, whereas there would be a huge market for Wii Tai Chi - I'm slightly surprised no one's done this yet actually.
hippo, Sep 13 2007

       "What have you knitted there dear? It looks like a glove with one finger longer than the other two. Oh my Lord, Timothy, I knew video games would warp your mind."
marklar, Sep 13 2007

       "Export the finished garment to your Mii."
Call it a Mii-shirt.
st3f, Sep 13 2007

       Cyclopean knitting always used to be frought with danger, but now Polyphemus' pals can knit away without fear of having their eye out. Huzah! [+]
theleopard, Sep 13 2007

       Have a knitted croissant. +
xandram, Sep 13 2007

       ohmigod. No. The biggest enjoyment derived from knitting comes from creating something tangible from nothing. The act itself is very relaxing and calming, but hardly "fun".   

       While this is an interesting idea technologically, I think you'd find it to be like videogame sex: not nearly as fun as you might have hoped.
Noexit, Sep 13 2007

       Noexit: please speak for yourself.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 13 2007

       is it just me or is the 'bakery having a bad case of wii-arrhea?
k_sra, Sep 13 2007

       Don't you mean "diawiia"?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 13 2007

       perhaps i did.
k_sra, Sep 13 2007

       I made a note in my sketch book when I first saw one of the Wii systems : "Wii Knots" so I like this +
xenzag, Sep 13 2007

       Learning through muscle memory is baked, but to incorporate the Wii for knitting is brilliant. [+]
Klaatu, Sep 13 2007

       //Noexit: please speak for yourself.//   

       Ok. Personally, I think it's interesting. As a person who does both from time to time, I wouldn't want it. But to answer the question "Would other people like this?" I think the answer is "no". Wii-minded people will likely get bored with it fairly quickly. Knitters wouldn't even want to give it a go.   

       Or, are you saying you find computer simulated sex enjoyable? :)
Noexit, Sep 13 2007

       I find it OK, but those toner cartridges get bloody hot. That's one mistake I'm not making again.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 13 2007

       I would get this game but the problems with it are obvious. You would soon get bored with it and who would buy it anyway (except me.) Unless you charged £10 for it, no one would buy it.
Thomasunde, Feb 20 2008

       //and who would buy it anyway (except me.) Unless you charged £10 for it,// Well, that's our software development costs covered. Anything else is pure profit.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 20 2008

       I guess you could charge £15 but people are going to start think you're ripping them off. All your doing is kniiting on the wii and it would be much cheaper. In the long run however, you would be saving yourself some money. It really depends on how you look at at it.
Thomasunde, Feb 21 2008

       i wonder if the wii has dance notation software yet
beanangel, Mar 13 2008

       See last link. Careful what you post here... ideas are easily harvested, and credit is never given.
xenzag, May 16 2009

       Good lord. Well, if "Artist Rachel Beth Egenhoefer" (I thought that was some sort of piano) or "Scientist Kyle E. Jennings", then good luck to them. I just hope that guilt doesn't keep them awake at night, or prompt them to send me a large cheque to soothe their troubled consciences.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 16 2009

       In my experience, they never give you credit or cheques! Check out my idea for "Put Yourself On a Pedestal" then take a look at Antony Gormley's award winning idea for the blank plinth in London's Trafalgar square, then draw your own conclusions.
xenzag, May 16 2009

       // then draw your own conclusions.// ......and coincidentally, MaxComputer is proud to announce its new integrated spreadsheet-cum-graphics software - viola!
MaxwellBuchanan, May 16 2009

       // ideas are easily harvested, and credit is never given   

       Just because someone else has a similar idea as a post here doesn't mean that they actually copied the post. It's interesting to see the reference, but unless you know for sure that theft took place, let the readers draw their own conclusions from the time stamps and contents.   

       And no, ideas are not "easily harvested". What is that even supposed to mean?
jutta, May 17 2009

       Harvesting is little different to plagiarism. Even respected, published scientists, writers, politicians and other artists have been found guilty of this. It's pernicious and crosses all disciplines.   

       Did we not recently witness one of the speeches of former UK Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock being harvested by Joe Biden? (to make one recent high profile example)   

       I'm quite careful about that which I post here, because of this, but I do find it particularly irritating... but that's my ego problem with which I must deal.
xenzag, May 17 2009

       heh, I must be renting the same ego you are... but realistically that's like saying we stole all the ideas we come up with which turn out to have been baked, half-baked or patented already.
FlyingToaster, Aug 16 2009

       An NES version almost made it to reality. See link.
swimswim, Sep 03 2012


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