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Tags: absinthe, Aidan Knight, art, exhibition, guerrilla knitting, knit graffiti, knitified* in Vernon, knitting, New Zealand, Riot on the Roof, Vernon BC, Vernon Public Art Gallery, yarn bomb
Categories : knitified* in Vernon, Music
Well, there they are. Riot on the Roof isn’t until Saturday night, but I’ve installed early. Hopefully they make it until then. It’s only 50 hours away… Also, I think I made a good impression on the lady from Nighthawk security. She was doing her rounds and as I pulled out the camera to snap a few shots of my fancywork, she came over and asked why I “put that there?” so I told her about the event that the youth ambassador at the VPAG has put together and she said, “Oh yes, that’s right! I thought maybe that’s what you were up to, but I thought i should check” and she introduced herself and we shook hands, had a little chat and wished eachother a nice evening. Nice lady.
This little yarnbomb comes with a challenge. THINK. And so now the parkade is cozied and I’m sad that I’ll miss the event. I think it’s going to be really fun! Like I mentioned in my last post, if anyone is at the event and happens to get some pics of my little cozy during the event, I’d LOVE to put them up here. Sending them to knitified (at) yahoo (dot) ca would be very much appreciated.
In other news, I occasionally talk about music, because in addition to my knitting compulsion, I’m also a music freak. And quickly, I just have to tell about my end of summer party. We called it “See Out Summer With the Cool Kids” and we were lucky enough to be able to host Aidan Knight who wooed us with his melodic, dynamic and soulful tunes. I was a huge fan of Aidan’s already – I saw him play with Dan Mangan in Kelowna earlier this year – but talking to him, he’s such a nice guy and so talented and of course his song Knitting Something Nice proves just how cool he really is. (Moni, I know how sad you are that you couldn’t be there! You were in my heart all night long. TO is a long way away…) Seriously great guy and his band guys were awesome too. I’m going to knit them all mittens. I figure I can get 2 pairs done on the flight to New Zealand and holy fuck it just occured to me that I could guerilla knit on the plane ride!!! (I think I’ll stay away from the term “yarnbomb” when planes are involved… yea, good plan.) But back to Aidan: if you don’t know his music, look it up. Thanks be to Aidan, Dave, Olivier and Collin (if I remember correctly) for a great night and to all the lovelies that came out to support independant music and a good time. Um, and if anyone has any good pictures from Monday night, send me some. All mine suck. Mostly I blame the absinthe.
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Tags: knit or die, knitted tattoo gun, knitted tattoo machine, knitting, tattoo gun, tattoo machine, tattoos, trade work
Categories : knitting
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!
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Tags: canadian, intarsia, knitting, pop culture, Trailer Park Boys
Categories : Great Canadian Pop Culture Intarsia
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.
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Tags: art, canadian, exhibition, intarsia, knitting, pop culture, Stompin' Tom Connors, Trailer Park Boys
Categories : Great Canadian Pop Culture Intarsia
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!