We’re ready to hit the road with the MINI. On our way out, we’re going to tag a few places around Austin and then have a picnic with some friends, where we’re gonna pig out on Franklin BBQ (YUMM). Nothing like an entire weekend to wander in Texas spring… More photos after the jump.
We’re diagnosing a case of wanderlust and taking a road trip. We got our hands on this pretty little MINI Countryman, but we’re making a few of our own adjustments before we begin. We had a ton of leftover (unclaimed) knitting from last month’s Knitted Wonderland over at the Blanton, so we decided to make this an Austin car by repurposing the creativity and passion of Austin’s knitters. With that project being so short-lived, we figured this would be a […]
We feel honored to be featured in the first issue of Eigenwerk, an online craft blog/magazine based out of Germany. It features all kinds of craft, knit designs, artists and generally quite hip stuff in the world of contemporary DIY/design. It’s totally worth checking out – even if you don’t speak German!! Flip through the entire issue online then tell Christian & team how cool it is at the magazine’s official facebook page. (P.S. Welcome to spring, northern hemisphere readers!)
There has been much clamoring for an extension, and we finally got the okay from UT’s Keeper of the Trees. We are so pleased to announce that Knitted Wonderland will stay up at the Blanton for another week, until March 25th. After you check out the photos below, click around these links to see the blog posts and flickr sites of all the hardworking volunteers. (I’m sure I’ve left some out, so if we’ve missed your link, please post to comments […]
Hold your horses. This is just the bumper (aka teaser trailer) for the Knitta documentary (!!) showing before 20 percent of all SXSW Film Fest screenings. We are so excited to work with Sarah Gonzalez as the project continues. Many thanks to her and her crew. For those of you following the Blanton Knitted Wonderland exhibit, Sarah filmed the March 4th installation and has been blogging about her experience. Check it out! And send her love on twitter too – […]
These knitted stairs are in the lobby at GSD&M, an Austin-based ad company that’s teaming up with Google to sponsor The Industry Party on Monday night. As an official SXSW event, musicians Mother Truckers and J Roddy Walston & the Business will be featured, along with local Austin artists – including the legendary Daniel Johnston, Hugh MacLeod, Ian McLagan, Dave Mead, and of course Yours Truly. Special thanks for this installation goes to our own Catherine Smith, without whom the project […]
In celebration of South by Southwest, Knitta’s been busy with a few goings-on this week. Above are the letters for Ink PR’s green room at the Austin Convention Center. Find more pictures and press about the thINK! room around the web: CNN, Ink’s blog, and Austin360. Also, we’re putting the finishing touches on an installation at the GSD&M office in preparation for The Industry Party, a SXSW event sponsored by the Austin-born ad company and Google on Monday night. Other […]
Part three of “meet our volunteers,” a series highlighting the Austin community crafters who are making A Knitted Wonderland happen. ____________________________ This semester, Magda has been an adjunct teacher at The Griffin School, a private Austin-area high school. Every Wednesday, she meets with a class of teenagers to teach the art and craft of knitting and hang out with some cool kids along the way. The group of 13 students is contributing to a total of 4 trees for the Blanton […]