Monday, July 18, 2011

A little bit less pretention, a little more action.

That's right, I'm channeling the Man from Memphis.  Pre-drug addiction and subsequent vampire conversion, of course.

I just wanted to take a break from all the introductory stuff, as well as all the pretentious art talk, and share something FUN that I'm actually working on!  As for getting to know me, well... all in good time.

First of all, anyone who knows me also knows that I've been knitting since I was about four years old.  Sometime in 2007, I joined the rest of the knitting and crochet community on Ravelry, the now ubiquitous social networking site for fiber artists (if you're a knitter and you're not on there, for shame!)  From the time I joined, I was incredibly active in a few of the groups, one of those being the Lost Knitters.  From 2007 until 2010, when Lost (RIP) went off the air, I spent much of my down time dissecting the episodes and characters, and researching quantum physics so that I could come up with elaborate theories about time travel, alternate realities, and free will.  Good times were had by all.

Alas, Lost ended approximately one year ago, and I needed something to fill the void.  What did I do?  Well, I turned to a show that had already been airing during the Lost time slot... Glee.  I spent last summer catching up, and by the end of July, I was no longer a wannabe physicist, but a full-blown, crazy-ass, iTunes-downloading, musical-listening Gleek.

So that brings me to what I'm working on right now... the Glee Cast Knits project, sponsored by the Glee group on Ravelry.  I, of course, signed up to knit for Santana, which will also not come as a surprise to those who know me well... I am a Santana FIEND (I'm sure you'll get to hear more about that later.)  I chose a yarn from my stash... a crazy, edgy, hot pink and camouflage colored sock yarn from Hazel Knits, and an awesome one row scarf pattern available from Turvid's Design.  And that is what I'm working on right now.

I think this will be perfect for Santana!  And I hope that Naya Rivera, the actress who portrays her, will love it as much as I do!  We've gotten the go-ahead to send this stuff in to the casting department, so all of the projects are due by the end of the month, and we're hoping that at least some of them will appear on the show.  If you're on Ravelry and want to read more about the project, then visit the Glee group there and check out the project thread!

The second thing that I wanted to share is that I had my first blog feature today, on a wonderful blog called EBN Art Studio.  She has been running a series on artists who take some of their inspiration from the ocean - I did the interview a few weeks ago, and she did a fabulous job with the feature!  So check out the link to read the interview and learn a bit more about me, as well as for a nice coupon that you can use on anything in my shop.

Well, I think that's it for tonight... a bit on the lighter side, no?  Until next time, four or five followers... Gleek Out!

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