Knitting has transcended the realm of just scarves and sweaters. Extremely creative folks are using needle and yarn as their medium to create everything from political statements to high fashion to avant-garde installations. KnitKnit, a newly released book by knitting zine-creator Sabrina Gschwandtner and photographer Kiriko Shirobayashi, illustrates this cross-section of uses. The substantial hardcover has photographs of tiny, penny-sized sweaters, a 35-by-20-foot American flag, a couch emblazoned with the words “I’m So Angry” and lots of things you probably wouldn’t have thought could be made of yarn. For example, Isabel Berglund’s “City of Stitches” is a giant, cartoon-like tree in a white room (it took 14 people to knit both tree and room). KnitKnit, already featured in art museums around the world, includes profiles on knitting artists and designers, pictures of the artists and their work, as well as patterns for all kinds of stuff — from totally wearable sweaters to wall panels, and everything in-between. Gschwandtner will read from and sign the book at 6 p.m. today. DOMY Books, 1709 Westheimer. For information, call 713-523-3669 or visit Free.
Sun., Oct. 21, 6 p.m., 2007

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