Bad Brains capitol pin cushion

September 6, 2007 at 2:19 am (bad brains, pin cushion)

I just got back from a backyard show in our friends’ apartment across the street. One of the bands did both a Gorilla Biscuits and Bad Brains cover, which reminded me to post this quick project that took me all of maybe 2 hours:

It’s a pin cushion! (See the pins?) Modelled after the capitol building on the cover of the self titled Bad Brains record (and arguably one of the best releases of the 80s.. or ever..)

(By the way, the cover was “Pay to Cum,” introduced by “this is a cover.. you can sing along if you want but no one understands the words anyway.” Fair enough.)

Oh, if you have cats, don’t keep this (or any pin cushion) in reach of them. They look all cute next to your projects, but then they try to eat your pins. For those who aren’t all that savvy on pet care, that’s bad.

Listening to: Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today



  1. Kirsty said,

    It looks great! And, um, delicious..(?!?)
    Did you felt it to get the pins to stick in so firmly, or is it just knit very very tightly?

  2. flexyourthread said,

    Actually, I got a pantyhose sock and stuffed the amount I needed with sand, tied it off and cut off the rest, and put that inside.

  3. Colleen said,

    what a studly looking cat! and the pin cushion is neat too!

  4. Kirsty said,

    Cunning! I must bear that in mind- I seem to have endless slightly laddered tights which I can’t bear to throw away, in case they could be made into something…

  5. John Poverty said,

    Make this a knit hat!

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