This Woman Is Extreme Knitting Giant Blankets And They Look So Cosy

    I must have one of those huge blankets.

    This is Jacqui Fink, a 42-year-old Australian artist who specialises in extreme knitting.

    Jacqui specialises in making throws, blankets, and installations, and in April 2012 launched her own business, Little Dandelion.

    Jacqui told Buzzfeed News that the idea came to her in the days following her mother's lung transplant back in 2009. "While I was asleep, a big loud booming voice said to me, 'You have to knit and it needs to be big'".

    "The command was as terrifying as it was profound and it woke me from my sleep. But I had asked for guidance from the universe for so long that I didn't dare question my vision. There was no way I wasn't going to listen to it."

    She sometimes uses giant knitting needles to create her pieces.

    For others, she uses her hands in what she refers to as "arm knitting".

    A standard throw uses about 5 kilos of yarn, but bigger installation pieces can weigh up to 80 kilos.

    Jacqui says it has a therapeutic effect. "Knitting is an exercise in mindfulness. Extreme knitting is mindfulness on steroids".