Knit or Die, bitches.

6 04 2011

Hello loves,

Sunday night was amazing.  Stucer and I drove out to Kelowna and had such a great night.  Yummy dinner and then the concert…  I’m short on words to describe it.

We were a bit late, arriving part way through Kingdom Cloud’s set.  I’d never heard of them but am SO GLAD that I caught what I did of their set.  I gotta say that the drummer was the best part – that girl was smiling the whole time as she worked her percussive magic.  Fun to watch and fun to listen to.

Aidan Knight was next up with the Friendly Friends (Julia, Olivier, Dave and Colin) and they fully blew my mind.  This group of people is so talented it makes my sick.  I’m already a huge fan of Aidan and his music (and so is Swimmy, evidently, as he swims around in my belly enthusiastically anytime I put Aidan’s music on) and I’ve seen him play three times, and each time it only gets better.  I love his music for all the complexities and intricacies, the instrumental nuances.  And the TRUMPET!!!  I get goosebumps when I hear Altar Boys.  But I have to say that my Very Favourite Part of their set this time round was Aidan’s friendly shout out from the stage before Knitting Something Nice For You, “this song is dedicated to my friend in Vernon and everyone else who loves to knit or bake or any craft that’s considered socially marginal.”  Rad.

Said the Whale was next and I loved every minute.  Their set seemed really short, but maybe that’s just because I was having a great time.  Awesome stage energy, great live show.

We Are The City closed the night and were also really awesome.  High energy and lots of fun.

Stucer and I rounded out the evening with a little yarnbomb I created just for the night.  I thought it was quite apropos.





best before (passed) & a yarnbomb for the weekend

12 11 2010

UPDATED WITH PICTURES!!!

Hello loves,

First, let me apologise for this long overdue post.  I’ve been working on all sorts of things, including a pair of socks that just won’t finish, Stompin’ Tom and a knitted city.  I think all will be great when they’re finished, but it hasn’t left me much time to post shenanigans from 2 weeks ago.

It is at this point of my writing that I notice that my camera has EATEN the photos I took of what follows.  Yes.  They are gone.  So I’ll describe as best I

can and see if I can draw some illustrations or something.

 

Meemats and I got up to some random guerrilla art in the Nature’s Fare

parking lot.  She made these great handbills for underneath the windshield wiper blades of parked cars.  A public service announcement, really.  She’s wonderful. It was a vintage looking mustachio awareness campaign. “Don’t let them happen to you – or the ones you love” great shit, really.

After that we headed off to do some stitchery and bitchery and then, you may have noticed, if you’ve driven PV Rd over the past 2 week,s that the penis tree has once again been adorned by a cozy.  But this time, it’s decidedly more G-rated. It’s a simple blue snugglie that says “STOP” on it in bright red.  Not too certain why, but it’s cute.  I’ll get some pics tomorrow when I got into town.

This weekend I’ll be “on vacation” in Kamloops (Camel Poops) to visit my B and I have a little yarnbomb planned for that… so I’ll post it as soon as I can.

In the meantime, this was so oddly tangential that I had to share.  Wordpress gives me the Top Searches on the stats page for my blog, and I don’t know what this is supposed to mean, but they are all somewhat related and yet not at all to what I post about here. I found it funny.  This is what it said today:

Top Searches

knitting for shits and giggles, (knit shit)

famous knitted art embarcadero, (yarnbomb in SF)

evacuate a building, (Auckland… ‘nuf said)

christchurch parking ticket, (Chch yarnbomb)

aidan knight (because he rocks and sings about knitting and everyone should become familiar with his music and go to shows and buy lots o records from this friendly chap.)

With that, I bid you all a good night and I promise pictures soon.

And now, for your patience, a bonus picture of something really great we found in the PV area.

knitified out.





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.





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.








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