Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pieces of Pie

Pie still patiently waiting for seaming:

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Winter Drops

Some current inspirations from the ever-prolific Drops Design Studio. These are from the current book, Fall/Winter 2007.

A couple I'd love to make:


A couple that are supercute, but I probably won't get around to making:


A couple that I love the look of, but just can't face the thought of that much stockinette:



And a couple that I think are cute, but just don't see them being right for me:


Why oh why aren't there more hours in the day?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

real knitting nature

I've been checking out the work of Janet Morton, a Canadian artist who often uses knitting as her tool. Check out the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art for pages of photos of her vast body of work. I especially love the Newsflash Blanket and the Domestic Interiors (household furniture all cozied up!).

I also just love the aesthetic of this:

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Images can be found on the CCCA website.

The installation was made for the Toronto Zoo and on display in the summer of 2004. It used found lace pieces to cover a set of 13 locust trees. So impressive and pretty. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a personal website for her work, but you can read an extensive bio here.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

L.E.S. Destructo!

I came home from work yesterday to find this on my street near my apartment:

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Half of the block had been turned into a destruction scene for a movie filming.

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I couldn't find the title on IMDb (the production reservation signs said "Cheese"). My roommate thinks it will be this.

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When I left for work this morning, all of the wreckage had been cleared and there was no sign that anything was ever there.

It's kind of fun to see these things. There have actually been a bunch of filmings nearby. In the past few days I've walked by at least four different productions. This one, though, was the most interesting with all the chaos. Though it didn't quite live up to the Bollywood movie from last fall. Loudest. Music. Ever.