Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Songferret

Yep, my bff's birthday is today. 
I asked the cast and crew of the Dinosaur Musical to help mark this event.

Feel free to leave your birthday wishes in the comments.  I'll make sure he gets them.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Amazing Knit Skeleton

Amazing Knit Skeleton: "




Fiber artist Ben Cuevas knit up this totally incredibly detailed skeleton for his installation Transcending the Material at the Wassaic Project in NY. Look at those little kneecaps! *swoon*

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No Bones About It

this is one creative idea for a knitting project. 

A knitted skeleton was include in the Transcending the Material installation.

Go to the post to see the great knitting that went into this skeleton.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

St Francis statue

St Francis statue
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I snapped this photo almost 4 years ago at the M's former place. The landlord spent a lot of time planting her gardens and making a few interesting ornamentation choices.

I chuckle when I remember this statue of St Francis with its head sitting in the bird bath. An unexpected and curious item to have in a garden. Yes, I like it.

Have you seen the Dr Who episode called Blink? Creepy and well written. I would like to have a statue of an angel covering its eyes. Do you know where I can get one? I have no garden ornaments. We have a few items hanging in the fence and two pink flamingoes but no gnomes, angels. I do look for garden gnomes when I'm visiting the garden centers but have no luck finding just the right gnome for our garden. I expect him to find me. ;)

Other than flowers and plants, what do you have in your garden that makes you grin?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Could I Knit A Hat Like This?

One of the cast members has this nice hat that I like. He let me snap a few photos. I like the back of the hat.

Have you seen a knitted hat pattern similar to this? I have been wondering how I would knit this. Do you have suggestions for me?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Baby Dinosaur Backstage

Baby Dinosaur Backstage
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
This is one of the props I made for the Dinosaur Musical currently in performances at the Columbus Children's Theatre. This was opening weekend and performances have been consistently good.

I am thrilled with the quality of this cast. These are people I want to work with again.

Isn't the baby cute? I was backstage when I snapped this photo.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Legally Knitting

Legally Knitting
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
knitSB and I kicked off this season's Broadway Across America by attending Legally Blonde. This high energy show has some rather nice moments and a few catchy tunes. There were quite a few young ladies wearing pink. (like omigod, I couldn't believe it. omigod). I was happy to hear some of the one-liners that got good laughs from the movies. We enjoyed the show.

I snapped this photo of my knitting in front of the screen at intermission. These are knitSB's orange socks. I just need to complete the gusset decreases and knit to the toe decreases. I will need another skein of this yarn. these are turning out to be expensive short socks. I love the color and the recipient, so they are like totally worth it, OMIGOD!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cookie Cutters Galore

Cookie Cutters Galore
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I'm working on props for the Dinosaur Musical at the Columbus Children's Theatre which opens in just less than two weeks! ack

A prop needed for the show is an edible lizard that gets killed and eaten. I'm going to use krispy treats, covered in green fondant. I'll be using cookie cutters to make the form that is small enough to be eaten quickly. I have been unsuccessfully searching in the usual places I visit for props. A quick internet search lead me to Columbus Cake Craft. I called and found out they had the cookie cutter I thought would work.

Today, I stopped at http://www.columbuscakecraft.comand snapped this photo of the wall, yes wall of cookie cutters.

Wow. I picked up three different cutters that should look like a lizard on stage. I'll post a picture of the progress.

Oh, and I am making the krispy treats red so it will look like blood. It is a small detail I think makes props really cool. :)