Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday Night Visitors

We're an eclectic bunch at Little Red Mitten.
You just never know who will pop by to sit 'n knit on a Friday night!
(Thanks for carpooling with these charmers, Michelle.)
Scott brought along some yummy cupcakes disguised as a turtle.
The turtle was made to honour another beautiful season at the Blooming Bog north of London.

And Isa brought along this cutie from the Patons "Monkey Business" booklet (available at LRM).
I feel like the luckiest woman alive when I get to sit and knit with the inspiring women and men who join us twice a week.
Thanks. You keep me in stitches.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Janet Morton: Tangled

If you're looking for something knitting related, and maybe a bit "out there," then try to visit the "Tangled" exhibit at Museum London.
The work of Guelph-based artist, Janet Morton, will put a smile on your face. You'll see knitted houses, a large wall overgrown with knitted vines, flowers and found objects, and a tree-like shape with its own knitted "sweater" and tangle of yarns at its base.
"She pays homage to the skill and time required to make hand made objects and resists the demand for mass-produced and ready made." And this lady once covered her home in knitted fabric!
If you're like me, you may come out dreaming about future yarn storming activities. Remember the flowered ankle bracelet idea for Jumbo??? Anybody with me?
The exhibit closes September 18, 2011.
Museum London is at the fork of the Thames, at Dundas and Ridout Streets.
If you're curious, you can read more about her as "Artist in Residence" at U of Wisconsin.