Posts Tagged ‘video’

28
Mar

Further Reading 3/28/14

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading

I’m obsessing over this video by artists Lernert & Sander of designer sweaters being unraveled. I’ve read some people describe it as maddening and unsettling but to me it is incredibly delicious and meditative. Frogging a piece can be just awful but watching stitches come undone can be just as fascinating as it is to see them created.

>> Everyone’s been sharing this article so I guess I ought to as well. In case you were unaware, knitting is good for you. It’s meditative and relaxing. Imagine that!

>> I’m not even sure what to say about this Captions for Models in Knitting Catalogues. So weird. Definitely funny.

>> Franklin Habit’s piece about his first encounter with needlecraft brought me to tears. Really beautiful. Please send tissues.

>> I have my eye on Stashbot this week. I might wait for the ebook version so I can carry it around on my phone for impulse yarn purchases. I am definitely afraid of how it will help to enhance my stash. Not that that’s every stopped me.

>>  Here is my high school’s Handicraft and Knitting Club, class of 1942. (Thanks, Dad!)

What are you knitting up this weekend? How do you like that unravelling video?

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17
Jan

Further Reading 1/16/14

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading

oud knitscene

I’m still feeling all dreamy over the Oud tank. I just love how it’s styled! Seriously, pick up a copy of Knitscene.  I’ve been so crazy trying to get Faro off the needles (it’s such a quick knit!) to wear to Vogue Knitting Live this weekend, I haven’t had time for much of anything else. (Also, I may have gotten sucked into reading Gone Girl. The book has completely taken over my life this week. I haven’t finished yet but I’m pretty close so save your spoilers!)

>>  CBS lists the five best knitting stores in NYC. I have a hard time choosing my favorite LYS in the city. I get asked that a lot. My answer: whichever one is closest! (Purl Soho, which I consider to be the most well known, got snubbed. Interesting!)

>> If you aren’t spending all of you money at VKL this weekend, don’t forget that Mochimochi Land is offering 20% off PDF patterns! Anna’s patterns are so crazy cute. If you haven’t knit one yet, you should!

>> Saw The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug two weeks ago. More on that soon, actually. But, hello! Look at these knitted Hobbit characters! I would totally knit a Gandalf.

>> What do we think about this hand-knit merino (shorts!) onesie from Sibling? I’m surprisingly ok with it but really that model could pull anything off.

>> This is a video about a party for sheep. You’re welcome.

So, who am I going to be seeing at VKL this weekend? I’m already there. Who knows what I’m wearing since Faro is still not finished. Come say hey, though! Like I always say, I’m really shy so, really, come say hi. Happy knitting!

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18
Jun

Great Knitscape

Written by Sarah. Posted in design, DIY, famous knits, knits, movies, Uncategorized

How perfect is it that this video came out over Father’s Day weekend? My dad is a biker and a big fan of Steve McQueen so I’m obsessed with this animation by Ruth Herring and the Baker-bunch. The scene, re-creating the climactic moment of the film, was made in honor of the 50th anniversary of the film’s release. The bike chase scene was allegedly added to the film in order to appease Steve McQueen when when he refused to swap costumes with James Garner (you can read more about it in the video’s description).

Knitted stop motion animation is something that I’ve always wanted to try and what better way to do it than paying homage a classic cinematic moment. (As an aside, stop motion is the most tedious thing I’ve ever attempted. Big props to anyone who’s successfully animated anything without jumping off of a building!) I really love the great little set including plastic soldiers and  great fair isle German signs.

I forgot how awesome Steve McQueen’s sweatshirt is in the film! (Another something I’d love to make for myself.) I highly recommend you check out this video! And, as I was preaching last week, make sure you like and subscribe to the K1P1 youtube channel!

And while we’re on the subject, Eddie Izzard on The Great Escape. Back to the cooler!

ps. Dad, I can’t knit you a motorcycle right now. I know you were thinking it!

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10
Jun

Nora Meets Me!

Written by Sarah. Posted in accesories, design, DIY, FO, knits, kollabora, KYC Presents, movies, press, sweater

So much going on! I hardly have time to write. Summer is here and everything is happening. I feel like I haven’t sat still in weeks but there’s lots of fun stuff going on that I will be able to tell you about in the future. Until then, there are some cool things that I’m ready to report. So listen up!

I recently had the honor of appearing as a guest on Kollabora’s new web series Nora Meets the Maker. The series is great, featuring lots of different crafters and cool projects. I’m really excited for more episodes to come out! My episode features a cool i-cord headband that I designed. It’s a really cute and simple project with tons of options for embellishment. I hope I have time to make a few more of them, actually, because I really feel like the possibilities are endless.

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It was tons of fun shooting with Nora and the rest of the ladies at Kollabora. They are always such a treat to work with! The green screen concept is so great to play around with. It’s very silly in a public access TV show kind of awesome. I’m awkward as all goddamn but you can see my Poolside top in action! Nora cracks me up.

Check out the free pattern for the Libby headband on Kollabora and take a look at the other episodes!

Are you following me on Kollabora yet? Let’s be friends!

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20
Nov

Skein of Thought and Threadpanda Guest Post!

Written by Sarah. Posted in knits, KYC Presents, toys

Hello lovely readers! I have some cool news to share with you. Today I’m releasing a new video! It’s is part of a new series that I am working on along side the KYC Presents videos. These are called A Skein of Thought and they are shorter cuts from footage that did not make it into the original interviews. It’s like bonus material. It’s very groovy. The first one involves Anna Hrachovec from Mochimochi Land and stop motion animations and gifs.

“But where is the video? I can’t wait to see it!” you say. Well, I told you I had cool news. The video will make it’s debut on the Threadpanda blog. Amy has invited me to do a guest post and I thought it might be fun to release the video over there.

So. Get your butt over to Amy’s blog but don’t just check out my post. Amy has been blogging up a storm this month and I could not be more in awe of her dedication. There is a lot of yarny goodness going on there so stick around for all of that!

Now, all of this being said, I don’t think I’ll have time for another post before Thanksgiving. Jon and I are doing a lot of the cooking for Thanksgiving so there is much to be done! I hope you all have a lovely holiday and fantastic food and great people to share it with. I won’t begin to list here all of the things that I’m thankful for but I will say this: I’m thankful that there is over a month until Christmas. There are a lot of gifts to craft! See you on the flip side!

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Have you subscribed to KYC Presents on Youtube? Are you making holiday crafts? How awesome is Threadpanda?

Updated: I was a little premature posting this here. The post is now up on Amy’s blog!

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12
Oct

KYC at Rhinebeck!

Written by Sarah. Posted in knits, KYC Presents, life, travel, yarn

I just got a delivery of my new business cards! I’m so excited! I feel like a real person! They’re entirely designed by me which makes it even more fun. I can’t wait to give them away. And I’ll get my chance soon because

I’M GOING TO RHINEBECK.

That’s right, this will be my first year at Rhinebeck! And if I don’t faint from a yarn overdose as soon as I get there, I will be shooting all day (I’ll try to stop myself from shopping the whole time but, I mean, it’ll be tough.) for KYC Presents. It’s been a while since the last video, I admit, but there are cool things happening including the promised interview with Anna at Mochi Mochi!

I’m going to be setting up some awesome interviews at Rhinebeck and I want to talk to YOU! That’s right! Since it’s my first time, I want to share the festival experience with people who can’t be there and I want to talk to anybody and everybody about what they’re buying, who’s designs they’re wearing, where they’ve come from, I want to hear it all. If you see me at Rhinebeck (we’ll be the ones with the cameras), come say hey and tell us about your Rhinebeck experience.

 

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22
May

Intarsia in the Round

Written by Sarah. Posted in knits, movies, technique

Obviously when I was being all snarky and telling you “I know how knitting works”, I didn’t actually know. Meghan, who has an awesome quarterly out now, I can’t wait to get my hands on it, was nice enough to shoot me a message on Ravelry and share this amazing tip with me for doing intarsia in the round. And I’d love to share it with you. Even though now I’m embarassed and I’m starting to think this is something everyone might know about…

Well if you’re like me, listen up!

When knitting intarsia in the round, turn your work, purl and slip the stitches. Here’s a video that is a little more complicated but it explains the concept pretty well:

It’s so simple yet so brilliant and such a game-changer. I hope I’m not the only one that didn’t know this existed. Though, if I’d put my mind to it, maybe I would’ve figured it out myself. (Probably not.) I guess this is one of the things that keeps me loving this craft. Although I’ve been knitting for years and I like to consider myself a pretty advanced knitter, there is always something new to learn, some little surprise is out there to make life easier.

Thank you for actually explaining to me how knitting works, Meghan. You are free to judge me now.

I’m going to go re-knit those socks!

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10
Feb

Valentine’s Day is Coming!

Written by Sarah. Posted in holiday, life, new york city

Valentine’s Day is coming! Usually I am a cynical hater but this year I am a real romantic. This V-day is my one year anniversary with Jon. Even though I have to work Monday and we have an exam in the afternoon, Jon is planning something really fun and candle-lit. Actually, it’ll be a surprise to me so I can’t wait!

In the mean time, get yourself in a romantic mood with this adorable video by Kinga Burza for Kate Spade New York. It was floating around the web over the weekend so I wanted to share it closer to the big day. I love advertisements disguised as art. I think most people are against that idea because it sounds a little conniving but why can’t ads get our attention from being beautiful rather than obnoxious?

Enjoy!

photo by Peter Combe via Things Organized Neatly

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08
Feb

Super Simple Screenprinting

Written by Sarah. Posted in DIY

Jon was cruising LifeHacker this weekend. It’s such a fantastic, tech-savy DIY blog. It’s like crafting for nerdy boys. I’m a fan. I made him watch this instructional video. If I ever have a kid, I think she’ll be bubbly, clever, and creative like Mini-Maker Sylvia. She reminds me of the title character of B’s film Dot, which is now making the festival rounds.

Featured on Make’s online magazine, Sylvia shares how to screen print using budget-friendly tools. It’s so easy a kid can do it.

I haven’t tried this DIY yet but it looks like so much fun. As a big stencil-er in high school, I’ve always aspired to screen printing. Once things die down with work and redecorating (update about that coming soon), I will attempt this project. Until then, you’ll just have to enjoy the adorable video.

I’d love to see some other home-grown screen prints. Anybody have one?

photo by ATOZ

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