Thursday, March 11, 2010

Studio Madness & Learning to Knit

Greetings & Salutations!
Well it's been a crazy week as usual and I have managed to get one Shrug knitted for my little Art Doll. I have been wanting to learn this skill for many years, and have tried it numerous times over the years, but never managed to grasp the whole knit and purl and all the other things you have to do. Not to mention, how to hold those darn sticks in your hands while controlling the tension on the yarn. LOL
I must say, this is a wonderful art form to learn and I'm having a blast at it! Here are some pics of my little Art Doll with her new knitted Shrug on. I think it came out pretty good for a first try at this.

This little Art Doll still has a lot of work left to do...but once she is completed, she will be hanging out with me in my Studio. I so have to keep her! Especially with this little Shrug goodness! LOL
Now if learning how to knit wasn't enough to keep me busy, I had to purchase this book on Crocheting. If you love Crocheting, this is a great book. Very basic, but it goes into some really advance stitches and patterns. The girls that wrote this book also wrote the other book that I got on Knitting called "Chicks with Sticks." Another fantastic book. Order them off of Amazon. They are so much cheaper than running to your local book store.

Had to get a Knitting Basket and stuff with all kinds of new yarns, needles, accessories, etc. It's ready to take with me where ever I go! The other thing is, make sure you get a knitting needle carrier too. I also took a sharpie and put the numbers of each knitting needle on the top. This way you don't have to fumble with your knitting gauge and try and figure out the metric system. LOL

So, do you think I should clean up this section of my Studio? I think so...with Spring right around the corner, it might be a good idea to have a major clear-out!

Okay, I have been waiting to get this DVD for some time now, and it finally came. If you are a Michael Jackson fan and even if you are not, this is a great DVD. After watching it, I threw in my Michael Jackson CDs and started dancing around in the Studio. I must warn you though, you will watch it over and over again...that's how good it is. I cried at the end...what an amazing artist he was.

On Joe Perry. Yes, I love this dude! LOL My husband brought this home for me. His friend tore this out of a magazine so I could have it for my Studio. I must say, he so curls my toes! LOL

Well, I'm off to have a meeting on Art and then heading into the Studio for the entire weekend. Yes, I'm starting early because I have numerous commission pieces to complete and get some art dolls finished.
Until Next Time...Have a great weekend, keep creating art and make sure you remember to giggle at yourself.


Sonia ;) said...

Girl you are rocking arnt ya...Love Joe too, Steven always curled my toes....LOL

Miss ya

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh my gawd...I thought I was the only one that swooned over Joe Perry! I am so jealous that you have the picture!

You have been a busy bee...I love the shrug, you did a great job and it looks fabulous on your doll and the best part is, it's pink! (my favorite color!)


slommler said...

Congrats on your new knitting skills and now crochet? Whew!! You go girl! I think the shrug turned out beautifully. Well done!
And congrats on your commission pieces. Good for you!
Enjoy your weekend!

Kaerie Faerie said...

OK now I want to learn to knit, I think it might be a Summer Vaca thingie LOL
just love your doll, I would keep her too
Who knew you had a Rock Dude Love, he is dreamy, I love all things Rock, it rules, I'm a old metal head from the Midwest LOL
have fun in your studio
your fairy friend

Sue said...

Michelle, congrats at mastering those knitting sticks! I know how to knit a scarf. LOL

Used to crochet a lot in my younger, hippie years - macrame hangers? not for me - I would crochet them, also did some mixed media wall hangings before mixed media was ever a category in art.

Joe Perry? He does wear those leather pants well doesn't he?


Brenda LaBell said...

Wow Michele, very impressive first attempt at knitting, I love the doll shrug and of coarse your bamboo knitting needles as well, lol. Love the new doll!! You are one very busy girl. Can't wait to see more!!


Designs By CK said...

LOVED "This Is It" as well!

Have a great weekend and keep me posted when your goodies arrive!

CK (-'


Deborah said...

You must be a quick learner, that shrug looks great!

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Wow! you did an amazing job for your first time, I love the cuffs on her sleeve. I knit scarves but I can't seem to hold the needles properly. I have very small hands and lean my right needle against my body when putting the yarn over the needle. Can't wait to see more!

Anita Van Hal said...

OMG! Joe Perry...I'm sorry to say that he's mine...always has been...always will...well, him among others...since we have so many similar aren't by any chance a Sean Connery fan? Cause he's mine too...

Kymberly said...

Just had to tell you that the art dolls and their shrugs are adorable!


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