Saturday, April 07, 2007

I Spy Handknits

Welcome to "I Spy Handknits" on Kung Fu Knitting.

I love seeing people walking around in their hand knits and thought this would be a good space to document it. My real intention is to get pictures and stories from random people in my community, but let me tell you, sometimes I feel a little bit freaky walking up to complete strangers and asking them about their sweaters and such. So my first featured hand knit comes from someone that I know. Meet the talented husband of one of my lovely coworkers.

Not only was this garter stitch scarf handknit, but it's also handspun! How cool is that? And check out the great jacket!

You should also check out his site, King Turtle. Oliver is a talented Ukulele artiste who was recently featured on NPR's Whad'ya Know show. He is also one of four finalists in their Whad'ya Idol contest! Good luck!

11 comments:

Holly of HollYarns said...

Sounds like a fun and great idea (to journal and photograph those handknitters you meet out in the world). I'm always being sort of weirdo-ish and asking people about their knit items, but curiosity overrides my worries about coming off as a creep and I am generally satisfied to hear their stories. I eagerly await your journey into exploring the world of random handknitting strangers!

Lori said...

How totally cute is he? :) And by that I mean he is totally cute! I love when husbands proudly display the wife's handiwork!

Larjmarj said...

That's awesome! I have been known to stalk people wearing handknits before I can work up the nerve to ask them about their scarf/sweater etc.
Very cool to document it though. I'll be looking forward to seeing more.

weaverknits said...

This is adorable. It made my day.

midgeling said...

What a great idea. I love that picture. And you even got a celebrity model, too! LOL!

Carrie said...

What a cool idea! I frequently want to ask people about their handknits, when I see them out and about =)

AR said...

Neat!!

I just go right up to most people and ask about their knitting things. My husband thinks I'm crazy, but oh well. hehe

Latoya said...

I think that everyone should own something hand knit. How cool!

Knit on!

Momo said...

Thanks gals! I hope to spy some more handknits soon ;-)

uvulabee said...

So, I'm totally randomly looking up info about the Droplet Hat, and I scroll down, and I think to myself, "Hmm, that looks like Oliver....naaaah, couldn't be..." But then I keep reading and it *is* Oliver!

I know Oliver from my college days in Santa Cruz! Tell him that Julia/lorax says hello!

Annie said...

That rocks! Great photo!