meet the offensive knitter

It was 2009 when I was fired from my very first job in NYC.  So I did what any unemployed person would do, continuously updated my resume, hustled around the city for interviews, networked anywhere and everywhere. It was incredibly... boring.

I looked for something to both fill my time and my desire to create.  As a good midwestern girl in the throes of navigating New York City I'm perpetually fascinated with the balance of good and evil, so I figured it may be a good place to start. It turned out that knitting my feelings was not only a great way to ease the drudge of the job search but also to express myself in a delicately beautiful and provocative way.  Pretty Offensive was born.


SOMETIMES LOTS OF HARD WORK PAYS THE FUCK OFF 

I was never a great knitter.  My grandma tried to teach me when I was about 7, and of course I was 7 so I promptly forgot.  When I was in college I bought a knitting book and tried to teach myself. 

I sucked.

So I did what any self-respecting person did and quit.  It was only when my roommate borrowed my book, and actually succeeded in teaching herself to knit, that my competitive nature kicked in and I tried and tried and tried again like a motherfucker until I got it right.  

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"It’s been just a few hours, and the art elite are already talking about boobs in between sips of champagne."

- Lori Zimmer, PMC Mag