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”.