Transcending the Material

by meanlouise May 11, 2011 art

Last year, artist Ben Cuevas created a multi-media piece that included an astonishingly beautiful knitted skeleton. Go check out the pictures.

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I (heart) Franklin

by meanlouise November 6, 2010 crafty

Franklin is a cult figure to knitters. Thanks to this hilarious cartoon, he’s probably going to be a cult figure to the loved ones of knitters who have horrible gifts inflicted upon them. I was talking about this [holiday gift knitting] with my therapist just last week. She suggested that I deal with my holiday […]

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Stefanie Japel design workshop

by meanlouise November 3, 2010 crafty

update: I am not attending this workshop after all due to injury. Forgot it was posted so I’ll add this note instead of just deleting it. I was very excited about the possibility of studying the Art of the Reliquary with one of my all-time favorite sculptors, Novie Trump, this weekend. Then a spot opened […]

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A horse is a horse, of course, of course

by meanlouise July 6, 2010 art

Old Town Alexandria is full of landmarks. One of these is a life-sized fiberglass horse that proudly stands in the bed of a classic pickup truck on King Street in front of the Hard Times Cafe. Last night we were driving home and we noticed the horse was sporting what looked like knitted clothing. We […]

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by meanlouise May 1, 2010 crafty

Destiny is a funny thing. Is there such a thing as destiny? How do you know what your destiny is? Can people recognize their own destiny, or do they need someone else to provide a sign? Who can help you find your destiny? I can. I can help you to recognize your destiny, because I’m […]

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Mimosas, a speed-knitting contest benefiting breast cancer patients, & Michelle Whittaker's goals

by meanlouise April 8, 2010 true life 2010

Husband and I went on our first Real Date on April 15, 1991. That means our 19th anniversary is coming up. I know, crazy! I don’t know when or where we’re going to Officially Celebrate. Maybe we’ll go to the Center for the Use, Overuse and Abuse of Random Capital Letters. Who can say? Actually, […]

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Mo Rocca learns to knit

by meanlouise April 2, 2010 true life 2010

A long time ago in a galaxy far away (Chicago, 2009, to be precise) Mo Rocca disparaged hand knitted sweaters as itchy. Since then, Rocca has apologized, been presented with a hand-knitted garment, and, most recently, learned to knit from Debbie Stoller and a 10 year old named Felix. Danielle posted the video on the […]

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UFOs (close encounters of the knitting kind)

by meanlouise November 19, 2009 crafty

I had to take a little vacation from knitting. Consequently, I have an abnormally large number of unfinished objects (UFOs) hanging around. Now that I’m off my feet with an injured foot maybe I’ll get caught up. The painkillers make knitting a little more, um, freeform, than some of the patterns require, so the lace […]

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The Almighty All-Powerful Reeling Machine

by meanlouise October 11, 2009 crafty

Recently, I acquired an object. An almighty and all-powerful object, to be precise. I didn’t set out to acquire an object of such importance, I just wanted a swift to hold my yarn while I wind it up into a ball so I can knit it up into cozy things. This was the model that […]

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Free Range Crazy, Knitting,

by meanlouise July 12, 2009 artomatic

Oh my but do I have stories for you, kids. Right now, however, I have a headache, I need a shower, and I need to head to Artomatic for a manager’s shift. Artomatic is closed to the public now. Only participating artists are allowed in the building right now and they must show ID. Photo […]

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