Works of Art

Thursday, December 13th, 2007
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Malabrigo Warhol

Malabrigo in Guernica

Malabrigo with Dogs Playing Poker

You can imagine what this post is about. I bit the bullet and bought myself some Malabrigo. It is soft, and wonderful, and will become a neckwarmer on the bus to Kingston on Sunday as a celebration of finishing my last paper of the year.

Oh my goodness, I can’t get over how soft it is. I’m so glad I live near Romni Wools! On the way back I kept looking into the bag and touching it. The Beau spent a lot of that trip rolling his eyes.

LOL… Swallow

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
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Swallow

Any of you folks heard of lov.li? It looks like a smaller site that does stuff similar to etsy, focusing mostly on jewelry. There are some nice things on here. At first glance, here’s a pretty Swooping Swallow Necklace. Most of the knitting is NFS, unfortch. (That’s “Not For Sale,” not “Not Safe For Work.” You can look at the knitting, don’t worry.) I like that there is the option to show your work without offering it for sale, which turns it into a half-blog, half-store. You can keep everything in one spot without having to sell everything off. Great for a pack rat like me!

Flocktober

Monday, October 8th, 2007
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I’m not sure I love the illustration on this t-shirt, but I love the expression on the front sheep’s face. They’ve even got a wolf and sheep combo in the clouds! Actually, now I love this t-shirt. Ba-a-a-ah!

Hide And Sheep

Double points for being my favourite colour.

OMG, I love this too:

Transfarmers

They’re Transfarmers! There’s something about farming that I’ve really fallen in love with recently. I think it’s my move to the big city, I miss rolling hills and sheep and 3-storey buildings.

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United Colours of Benetton like Knitting?

Monday, October 1st, 2007
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United Colours of Benetton Ad

At first when I saw this picture (a close-up on the girl in the middle), I thought they were trying to go for a hip, “with it” Marie Antoinette look. Makes sense, because this ad campaign seems to be going for a French historical feel (maybe? I don’t know anything about French fashion). And yarn is hip, right? So we combine the hipness of yarn with the hipness of self-indulgent French queens and bam, fancy hip ad for fany hip clothes.

But looking at it now, I realize with falling spirits that… they’re wearing hairnets. Yes, girls, newsflash: knitting and yarn still makes people thing of grannies with hair nets.

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Know Your Cuts of Lamb

Thursday, July 26th, 2007
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I love this shirt!

Know Your Cuts of Lamb
(Photo by Ashley Shannon)

The t-shirts can be bought at this land-based store or over the phone, but I can’t find the distributor/producer of the tees for possible purchase online.

In knitting news, I’ve thrown together a swatch for my non-navy navy sweater, and I’m blocking it right now! Excitement!

I’ve whittled down the stripes to the following three, thanks to Carly (who should get a blog), Liz and April:

Sweater Stripes

Not exactly knitting, but still crafty

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
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They’re like tiny portly fairies. I’m glad that the guys are willing to de-manly themselves by holding embroidery needles in the photo, even though it appears they’re holding them the wrong way. That’s one small step for womankind!

The Embroidaries

They’ve also reprinted these!

Some 'Splaining to Do

Yay Magritte reference! I missed this one when it was first printed, so I’m so glad it’s going for another round.

This is not a pipe

Don’t buy too many! I can’t justify buying these just yet so I’m waiting for a bit. But I must have them!

Do the Brain

Monday, July 9th, 2007
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Via glittyknittykitty again, a “knitimation” called Do The Brane.

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Music by The Stabilisers. This song is really catchy, and it includes knitting, and it involves the brain! I’m not sure if I can forgive them for calling it the “cerebal cortex” instead of cerebral cortex, but then again that may have been a case of misheard lyrics. I won’t get revved up like a deuce about it.

String Theory

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007
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OMG String

Cute Overload says it’s string, but we all know what it really is.

I feel like we need to do a secret yarn handshake or something.

I need a glitter epi, STAT!

Monday, July 2nd, 2007
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Anyone know what an “epi” is? I’m not sure, but it works, so I’m not complaining.

Check out these awesome syringe needles! Recognize anything? [points up towards blog logo]

Knitting Syringes

Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007
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Benjamin FranklinThis yarn is called Benjamin Franklin because it’s a dark green colour with a hint of gold in it, which makes me think of money. It’s all about the Benjamins.

Stats!

Fibre content: 60% cotton, 20% wool, 20% nylon. I think the nylon is only at the cuffs (which I threw out), so it might actually be closer to 75% cotton, 25% wool.
Care instructions: Dry clean only, apparently, but with it being mostly cotton I’ll settle for hand-wash cold.
Purchased at: Value Village
Price: $10
Weight: ~400 grams or 1lb
Plans for the yarn: I have no idea yet. It could be good for fall, as it’s part wool but mostly cotton. Usually the plies lose their twist when I rip cotton, but due to the wool content they are sticking together and maintaining the twist which I mucho appreciate. There’s enough here for a sweater, so maybe this could become a green gable.

Benjamin Franklin