Learning Finnish through knitting patterns

Task based language learning is supposed to give one the focus to learn language faster through general familiarity with the task and limited vocabulary. This approach fails spectacularly for one hard core knitter. Fortunately, internet is there to help. (via LanguageHat)

And if this situation is common for you, NativeText (WayBackMachine archive) is hoping to make a business (or at least a website) around the distributed human translation.