Hello 2013 and hello lovely internet stalkers of Whodunnknit! MWA AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA! What evil woolly plans I have for 2013! Soon, soooooon you will all be prey to my knitted squid army!
But while they’re being conjured in my Evil Squid Cave of Doom I’ll be giving you peeks at a couple of woolly wonders that have crept off my needles in the last couple of months.
Lomography meets Whodunnknit
How I love seeing the world through the eye of a shiny camera. As you might have noticed from my obsession with Instagram it’s pretty rare that my life won’t grind to a ‘hang on a minute while I just take a picture of this’ halt at least a few times a day. If it’s a really exciting day then it’s pretty much like my camera is welded to my face (I’m so much fun to hang out with).
So when the fine folks at Lomography (home of the most hipster cameras known to bespectacled coffee-drinking man) asked me to use my woolly magic to customise one of their fabulous new Lomography DIY Sardina cameras I shouted “HELL YES!” at them rather too loudly and was blessed with this rather fine beast:
The idea of the DIY Sardina is that you take it and make it your own. To celebrate this kooky customised camera they invited a few of us arty types to show what can be done.
In the whirlwind of wool that I’m caught up in I managed to find time to work a little woolly wonder on it. I call my souped-up Sardina The Snake-ridden Snapper. It comes complete with a shiny apple-red core that has been slithered through by a disturbingly cute smiling stitched snake. Woo hoo!
It kicks off in London at Lomography Gallery Store East London, 117 Commercial Street, London E1 6BG on Thursday 17th January and runs until the end of April.
After that the tour will wander to other Lomography stores around the country so keep your beady eyes open for it at a store near you. But watch your fingers. Snakes get bitey. Apologies in advance for any digits lost.