There are lots of analogies for the passage of time, yet the depiction of time passing – in clocks, watches and sundials – has, for obvious reasons, been based on numerals. It’s much easier for everyone to relate to 1 o’clock than, say, half a sleeve.
Nertheless, designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen has concocted a very analogue clock that captures the passage of time by knitting a scarf. Yes, it’s a scarf. The photo can be a bit misleading. I actually thought it was knitting a sleeve, which made me think of the Shakespearean verse, “Time knits up the ravelled sleeve of care.”
It takes a year to knit a 2m long scarf, so if you time it right you’ll have something to wear in winter.
Or, maybe you prefer to use them as leggings?