This awesome OpenKnit machine can weave a sweater from a digital pattern in about an hour—that's cool. I mean, look at it go! Even cooler is that you can actually construct this awesome OpenKnit machine yourself. Welcome to a brave new world of textile design.
If a girlfriend body pillow doesn't ring your bell, don't worry, there's now a male alternative that includes all of its limbs and body parts—or at least most of them.
I've knitted a few scarves in my lifetime, and have a cupboard full of cables, so I'm thinking of whipping up a few winter-warmers like Japanese fashion designer Kosuke Tsumura. Though it doesn't look nearly as soft as merino wool...