Tattooed.

28 05 2010

Hello friend,

my original sketch

So last night I shared a wonderful bond with my bro over a tattoo gun on my

forearm.    The tattoo took as long as one SNFU album (something green and

leafy this way comes) and two Minor Threat albums. Quality time with family… there is nothing better.

Nick and Dustin were both quite happy with my

A Collection of Tattoo Guns

little knitted tokens of thanks, if I am lead to believe correctly.  The guys at Five Fathoms are solid and Ben stayed late to allow Nicko to finish up on me.  Nice guys.

Lastly, I positively love love LOVE my new tattoo.  It’s just so… ME!  My favourite part is the simple addition of the little sparkles that Nick added.  They really make it, and also tie it to the four point stars that surround the Nuu Chah Nulth moon a bit further up on my arm.

My New Tattoo!!!

knitified, out.

http://www.whatsa-matovich-you.com

http://www.fivefathoms.net





I’m sort of a genious. (And not at all modest.)

26 05 2010

Hello friend,

So, I’ve just finished my two little knitted tattoo guns.  They’re SO CUTE!!!  I think they quailfy me as a JEENYUS!

I want to make more, but I’ll do those for me when I have more time… These two, as I mentioned in a previous post, are for my brutha, Nick Matovich (http://www.whatsa-matovich-you.com) who is in town this week doing a guest spot at Five Fathoms, and for Dustin at Five Fathoms who is rad and has a great shop (http://www.fivefathoms.net) and they are made in trade for the work Nick’s giving me tomorrow after work.\

Oh, and did I mention: YIKES!!! It’s been a while…

I’m super happy with how they turned out since it’s been such a long time since I’ve had to actually LOOK at a tattoo machine. Yes, all those hours doing sterilisation actually served a purpose in my life and now seem strangely relevant.

Anywho, goodnight for now. I’ll probably post again tomorrow night with pics of my new tattoo, if I’m not too much of a vegetable and if I remember to charge the batteries in my camera.  I want a picture of Nick tattooing with my knitting.  It’s a beautiful circle, really.  Me, interpretting Nick’s art form through mine; Nick likewise interpreting mine through his…

Knit or Die!

knitified, out.





Knit Shit

21 05 2010

For Anita.  Here’s to knit shits. Oh yea. And it’s made of phentex, and for all the world, the ONLY thing I can think of worthy of using phentex is shit.  Otherwise, it should be banished.

And now I’m dedicated to knitted tattoo guns.





Emergency Knitting

21 05 2010

Hey, Friend.

I just made a deal to trade knitting for tattoos. Now I have to knit up 2 tattoo machines before Thursday. All other WIPs are on HOLD UNTIL I FINISH THESE!!! Well, I will finish the little knit shit I’m making for Anita, because I only have about 30 minutes left work on it. But after that…
Or maybe one of them could be felt?
I’ll get this under control and keep updated.

Suggestions on execution are greatly appreciated, because I have no idea how this is going to work.

knitified out.





Quick update before GLEE starts!!!

19 05 2010

Okay this has to be fast.  Glee starts in 10.  Here’s an old one from two weeks ago (it’s gone now) and the new one from 25 minutes ago.  Some creepy dude did this driveby watching thing followed by a driveby watching thing in the other direction.  Weirdo! Maybe he’s a bylaw guy. Hope not.  A LOT of my knitifications have been taken down lately.  The flowers on Main, the parking meter cozy, this red one… Lots.  So I think I’m gonna lay off the outdoors ones for a bit so i can do some indoor ones.  I have some great ideas.  And also, I think I might be in Kamloops soon, so I’ll knitify that fair city by the river.

Okay, gotta run, Glee’s starting, and then I gotta watch Things We Lost in the Fire with Benecio del Toro.  Because anyone who knows me knows it’s all about the Benecio. That man is fucking HOT. I know it’s weird.  I can’t explain it.  Nom nom nom.

Word to ya mutha.





Nice night for knitting.

16 05 2010

Hey friend,
I have a really nice night planned for me and the Man. I’m going to crack a bottle of malbec and make somes nice foods. Then we’re gonna watch a movie and I’m gonna knit. My goal us to finish the shawl i’ve been working on (for a month) and get into Stompin Tom. I mean really get it going. I wanna be able to take some pics before Knit Knit BOOOM! on Tuesday.
Also, my next yarn bomb is almost done. Out soon.
Ciao peeps. Knitified out.





Knitified Shennanigans

6 05 2010

Hey, friend.

Here’s downtown Vernon last night.  Fun stuff.

Also, here’s my next project:

Should be fun.  I cast on for it last night at Stitch & Bitch when I got sick of weaving in ends.  Fun stuff.

I still need ideas for who’s next in my series, so let me know who you think I should do.





Trailer Park Boys. Fuck yeA, I did!

4 05 2010

It is with great happiness that I present Julian, Bubbles and Ricky in knitting.

I just have to weave in all the ends.  Guess what I’ll be doing at Stitch & Bitch tomorrow… It should only take forever.

I’m still looking for suggestions of who could be in this series of knitted Canadian pop cultural icons. Send me who you think should be included and why.  Like I said in my last post, I want a goodly number of relevant Canadians to render into intarsia for posterity.  Sort of.





The Great Canadian Pop Cultural Intarsia Series

1 05 2010

I’m looking for suggestions for who should be included in my series of Canadian Pop Cultural Icons. As I wrap up my Trailer Park Boys, I’ll be starting on Stompin’ Tom later in the week (if all goes as planned) and I’d like to have a queue ready so that when i finish one, I can move to the next. I’d like to have 6 or 8 and make an exhibition out of them.
So, who do you think should be included and WHY? I’d love your suggestions and I’d really love to know your reasoning. I’m looking for Canadians that are recognisable, relevant and… enduring, perhaps?
Ciao for now, peeps!








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