I’m heading off-blog for a few days.
Ann: I’m leaving you in charge. No parties. More than two friends is a party. Lisa Downstairs is there if you need anything. (She’s also keeping an eye out, if you know what I’m saying.) (What I’m saying is: no parties.)
But before I go, a few summery snippets, as we welcome the season of peaches and sand.
YARN THE MOVIE
Has everybody been sending you links to the movie Yarn? Yeah, me too. It looks interesting. Here’s the official trailer:
And here’s a different, slightly sassier trailer:
Here’s a list of upcoming screenings in the US and Sweden. (New York, look sharp: it’s June 24, at the IFC.) I think they will revoke our knitter union cards if we don’t try to catch a screening. (Readers who have seen it, please tell us how you liked it in the comments.) Added bonus: I’m pretty sure I spotted Ragga Eiriksdottir, our queen of the Icelandic steek.
Missoni in London
If you’re in London or headed there, try to catch the Missoni Art Colour exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. The exhibition “showcases over 60 years of fashion alongside paintings by leading 20th century European artists, and previously unseen textile studies, paintings and Arazzi by Ottavio Missoni. The personal artwork of Missoni is mixed with modernist masterpieces, including the work of Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana and Gino Severini…” I could look at Missoni knitwear all day, and would love to see it juxtaposed with paintings. The exhibition runs through September 4.
1000 Dishcloths in Salzburg
Weeks ago, our faithful friend Cristina Shiffman sent me an article about Los Angeles artist Liza Lou’s recent work The Waves, which the New York Times describes as “1,000 white dishcloths hang[ing] side by side from floor to ceiling.”
Each of the dishcloths is beaded in Lou’s Durban studio by a South African artisan, using a 300 gram packet of white beads. The cloths are all the same dimensions, but no two are the same. The Waves can be viewed at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Salzburg through July 16.
Wearable Japanese Garden
I don’t want people to miss seeing Jana Huck’s newly released pattern, the Japanese Garden Shawl.
It’s imaginative and wearable, and the perfect thing to take in your knitting bag to the movies or while traveling to art exhibitions this summer.