May 26, 2007

Knitting for the advanced

I have a couple of knitting friends (waves to Sravana and Paula) and so of course I thought of them when I went to our museum of arts and crafts to see the Knitnic exhibit. Objects and advertisements were made from knitting. I especially enjoyed the entire white wool living room set which included side table, chair, TV, lamp and telephone, right down to the power cords. A cute idea was a pointed bit of orange purlknit still tethered to its ball of yarn, entitled "Making a Carrot". Equally cute was the miniature red quillotine. Artists. They do think of the darnedest things. (More photos here, also showing the artists.)

The picture above is of a teddy bear knit from bronze thread. We were warned that it would look very soft to touch, but would give us nasty metal splinters if we did. I wasn't sure if I was allowed to photograph, so used my two youngest friends as alibis for taking a picture. Recently confirmated Odd Erling on the left, and his older sister Ann-Kristin on the right (and now I've linked to you, grrl, so you'd better update your blog!).

Ann-Kristin got to be my alibi again for one of the rudest but also funniest pieces of art we've seen in a good while. And this was the one that really made me think of my knitting friends. ;-) The quality of the piece is like a fine jersey. Click on the photo to read all the funny blurbs, including "Nudist knitting colony discovered in Wales".

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG Keera! I want to see this when we're there. it looks fantastic.

Keera Ann Fox said...

It'll be here when you get here. :-)

Miz UV said...

That is cute! :) I am not an official knitter yet unfortunately. But I will triumph over the tangled yarn mass!!

Mark said...

So, will Keera be the next Knit Uncensored Knitmate? I can hardly wait for my next copy to arrive...

Keera Ann Fox said...

Paula, if you don't triumph, just call it art.

Mark, knowing how I do things, it'll be the censored version. For your own safety.

Mark said...

"knowing how I do things,"

Drop all the stitches you want, The more the better!

:oD>

Keera Ann Fox said...

Oh, but then you wouldn't see anything! It's knitting, y'know?

Webmiztris said...

yarn with metal splinters in it? sounds like that would be a JOY to work with. ;)

Keera Ann Fox said...

The teady bear has a core around which they've put the knitted bronze thread. And they did so with heavy work gloves and a mask on. Joy, indeed. :-)

Jeff said...

Where can I get a subscription?!

Keera Ann Fox said...

In need of a good yarn, Jeff? You do want to read the articles, yes? ;-)