Why I Knit, #20

Wooo! 20! I feel like I have accomplished something today! (Note to self – brainstorm accomplishment for tomorrow)

I knit, because it can be really beautiful:

[The creator of the awesomeness says: “This is a small prototype of what I’ll be showing at the 2009 Maker Faire, May 30-31st in San Mateo. Come find my booth!MUSIC:Ratatat, “Imperials” from their album LP3 (on tour now!)”]

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Fluid Sculpture on Vimeo“, posted with vodpod

lace knitting by Amanda Woodward.
(Lace scarf from here.)

Trekking Lace by MinivanNinja.

Test Knit: Algernon by miss88keys.

Cherry Leaf Lace shawl by amazing_podgirl.
(Lace from here.)

I was a painter in college, and to me, knitting is just another medium. I really love the challenge of making beautiful art with string (I also do bobbin lace from time to time, so I’m not knitting-biased, although I am not a crocheter by any stretch of the imagination).

And also? Ratatat is awesome. Go listen.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to Why I Knit, #20

  1. Ratatat IS awesome. So is that video. The painter in you might like to take a look at the latest Twist Collective. There is an article in there about painting lace with dye after it is knitted. Theenk of the possibilities…………….

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