Secret Knitting

I’ve got some secret knitting happening.  I can’t show you.  You’ll just have to take my word for it.  So, while we kill time waiting for the secret to reveal itself, let’s take another walk down memory lane!

Last year at this time, I saw a call for artist’s submissions to a Bill Murray art show.  The guidelines were pretty specific.  They talked about the type of wall mounts and lights that would be used.  They talked about not infringing on copyrights.  They talked about pedestals for sculptures.  They talked about Steve Zissou (mostly to say, don’t do that it’s too obvious.)  Mostly, the whole thing seemed pretty obvious, it was geared towards fine art.  It made no mention of fiber arts.   Naturally, this made me want to knit Bill Murray.

So, I did!  Why the heck not?

I knew I wanted young Murray, so I found a photo (the Stripes promo photo), converted it to black and white, and laid a grid over top to create my pattern.  I picked up a cheap-o knitting machine and knit myself a canvas.

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From there, I duplicate stitched the chart I made.

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It took a long time.

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I don’t ever want to do this much duplicate stitch again!

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Then I got to the Abe Lincoln Phase…

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I was nervous that my Bill Murray wouldn’t really look like Bill Murray!

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Facial features saved the day!

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And now I can say, I’ve had my work shown in a gallery.

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Shameless Self-Promotion:  Bill could be yours right now! Just click here! 

Tomorrow, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled knitting content!  There are WIPS for Wednesday!

10 thoughts on “Secret Knitting

  1. Stitch Boom Bang

    That’s awesome. Was this put on by the same people who did the Nic Cage show in San Fran and LA? I entered those – the most fun I’ve had stitching…

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    1. Yes, Nic Cage was first, then they did Bill Murray and since then they’ve done Christopher Walken and Robin Williams. I think they even did a BBC themed show. It was a lot of fun to attend the event!

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      1. Stitch Boom Bang

        Wait…you attended?! That’s awesome. I had to just mail them my stuff and then look at all of the photos after the fact. I hope you sell your Bill Murray, but I have to admit, I do love the sweater idea.

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      2. The local factor was definitely a motivator! Not sure I would have even considered it had it been one of the LA events…it was a lot of fun to mingle with the other artists and then stand back and spy on people as they reacted to my work!

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