Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bad Joan goes to Knit Culture Studio

It's starting to feel like Fall in Los Angeles so Bad Joan decided she needed some new knitting projects!  There is an adorable little knitting store right near the Badjoan.com office called Knit Culture Studio.  They have a variety of fabulous yarns and they also offer classes if you want to learn how to knit or even just improve your skills.  Plus, right now they have an amazing window display of the anatomically correct, knitted skeleton by artist Ben Cuevas!  You can see a picture of the skeleton below and for more info on this incredible piece click here.

Check out Bad Joan's latest trip to the knitting store...

When Bad Joan arrived at the knitting store she looked around at all the colorful yarn for inspiration ...

... she also looked through pattern books ...

... then she tried on readymade pieces to get some ideas; like this rosette and cable knit collar ...

... and this adorable chunky knit beanie ...

 ... eventually Bad Joan bought some yarn and hurried home to start on her new projects!  Check back soon to find out what Bad Joan ends up knitting this Fall/Winter! 


What Bad Joan is wearing:
- Scarf - hand knit by Bad Joan
- Flow Sweater by Beautiful People (We've got the Flow Top by Beautiful People available right now on Badjoan.com, it's the same silhouette in a lighter material)
- Jeans - Gap
- Boots - Fornarina
- Rings - Vintage
- Bag - Tiffany & Co
- Eternal Coil Bracelet by Josefina de Alba - Retail $58 / Sale $27
- Roman Bracelet by Josefina de Alba - Retail $65 / Sale $30

What hobbies or projects are you working on this weekend?

GTBB,
Bad Joan

Photo Credit - Erica Bardin

PS - If you live on the Westside of Los Angeles Bad Joan also recommends Jennifer Knits for equally fantastic yarns and inspirations!

84 comments:

Victoria said...

Your knitting creations are truly amazing! I can wait to see more creations :)

Closet Hound said...

Your hair is SOO gorgeous, I love it. And these knit creations are amazing

xo Sherrie
Psst.. have you entered our vintage Coach bag giveaway yet?
Closet Hound

Ale e Elis said...

Lovely post. I love your scarf.

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Miss L said...

Looks like very inspiring place :)

Neekoh said...

The knit collar makes me want to learn how to DIY!

XXo,
Neekoh

I'm Just Me said...

cool store!!! great post!!
thnx so much 4 stopping by & leaving me a comment :))

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♥ Ana Paula Xavier ♥ said...

Great pics!

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Michelle said...

Thanks for the lovely comment. :) Love all the bright and pretty colors....

Rocket Fashionista said...

Super cute shop! Amazing colours there! xx

India said...

lovely pics!

Carolyn´s Photography said...

Looks lovely!!

: )

Niki said...

Aw gosh, how wonderful! I love knit shops too :) Searching through piles of colourful wools and buckets of patterned buttons.

I know it sounds sad but that to me is a perfect day out!!

Thanks for sharing,

Niki @ LQM&M
xo

Sick by Trend said...

very very nice pictures and store :D there are tons of colors :D

xx

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YouCanBe said...

jajaj great pics!!!! thank you for your comment in my blog, would you like to follow each other??

Inhale | Fashion and Beauty said...

Loving Knit this season you have inspired me.
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Don't Think Twice said...

OHHHHHH!!!!! its like a doll girl world!!!!!!! love knit!!!!!!!!!

Rachel, xx :)

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

bellisime foto...molto sorridenti!!!

fashionscript.net said...

Loving the KNIT!

x Mallika
http://fashionscript.net

a story about M said...

just amazing! :) LOVE IT!
wanna follow each other?
xx

Courtney Erin said...

I wish I hadn't gotten so frustrated with knitting years ago and given it up...there are so many amazing things you can make.


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Kimberly said...

great photos love all the knitted goodness!

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Amber Blue Bird said...

I need to learn to knit and craft myself up that cute collar. Thanks bad Joan for the inspiration :)

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laura said...

Your knitting adventure makes me wish I knew how to knit! I am so awful at keeping count and knitting anything but a scarf.

Happy Monday!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

C'est La Viii said...

Awesome photos! Love the colors!

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Ms. Givens said...

Loving that knit is so in right now! It's about time.

Sandra Leiva said...

Cute pictures!
I love your boots! <3

She's Dressing Up said...

Love that collar! Great photos <3

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

This place looks like absolute heaven!!!

lapetiteblonde said...

like it!!
kisses=)

M.ery said...

wow! it seems like a knitted heaven ^^

Zeynep said...

It look likes that you had a great time! Lovely photos!

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Melissa said...

knitting galore!!

http://purpletweed.blogspot.com

X

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

This is such a great hobby! I would love to be able to knit, but as I probably mentioned before I'm not very good with DIY projects...I'm so much better at window shopping...

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the nyanzi report said...

i just love all the wonderful colours and textures here.

Anya adores said...

I am loving all this knit wear - so right for the pouring rain, wind and grey skies here - looking lovely :)
Happy monday sweets,
Axxx

SomeKindOfStyle said...

that is such cute knit wear, perfect for the upcoming winter! adore! x

Punctuation Mark said...

i've seen that place... when i lived in LA... it's so cool!

noura. said...

wonderful!

BlueVanilla said...

Cute! Knitting can be fun if your good at it or at least know whats you're doing (me not being one of those :)
xx

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Marcela Gmd said...

Hi lovely, the little knitting store it's adorable!! and the knitted skeleton is fantastic!!
Great post!
Have a lovely day!

Besos, desde España, Marcela

Raquel said...

So nice !! I like it !

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Kavery said...

Wish I had the patience to knit. I love going to stores like this one too!

Style, She Wrote said...

What a neat shopping trip! There are so many pretty yarns! p.s. your hair is gorgeous! xo style, she wrote

Cynthia said...

adore the scarf you wore to the shop.
please say you will create a tutorial for the eternity scarf -

Ty.

Rocker Chic said...

Joan you are just so talented. I want to be like you one day. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I know it will be spectacular.


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Fashion Pad said...

Loving the scarf around Bad Joan's neck ;-) I would love to take up knitting! It's an awesome craft.

Lu ♥ said...

So colorful!
Love it :)
xoxo

Lu ♥
http://meruborizo.blogspot.com

Meagan said...

I love the chunky knit beanie!! I want one!
xoxo Meagan
www.caseofcouture.com

Maria Bastida said...

love the necklace!!!! great idea ;)
xx

http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Ayu said...

you are seriously adorable. knitted hats have always been my favorite, even though it's never that cold in CA to wear one!

btw, thanks for your comment, please visit again!

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Clara said...

lovely look
xxx

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Wow, you really are multi-talented. I wish I knew how to knit pretty things (like the gorgeous scarf you are sporting).

P.S. The url for your other website (cookingjoan) made me giggle.

*Erin

Sara Shoemaker said...

how fun is this store?! It's like a magical yarn land hahah. you look so adorable. my favorite is the beanie!




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That Chelsea Girl™ said...

I can't wait to see what you'll create!

krissy rock said...

that place looks awesome! i don't know if i could ever leave...

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Lynn said...

Love your scarf!

xoxo
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Irene's Closet said...

You have a great blog!

Hope you'll have time to check out olso my blog!!

I follow you!

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Love Sushi and Fashion said...

I so love knitting! You got gorgeous hair! <3<3

☆ Rià ღ said...

Lovely colors!! :)

k f e d l a n d said...

This place looks amazing! If only I could knit! I love the collar too! x

Angela said...

Super photo!!!!
J adore!!!
Biz
Angela Donava
http://www.lookbooks.fr

GLAMOURMOES said...

That shop looks so lovely! Curious about your new projects!

xx

Marella said...

Amazing pics dear!

Krystal said...

aw, that looks really fun!!! I have bought yarn and i want to start, but i don't know how. it's a problem :)

hello, Friday said...

Such a cute store!! xoxo
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Roxana said...

So lovely :)

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Sofy M. said...

beautiful colors!love this!
following. please follow me too, if you like :)

inmyhansonshirt said...

I love these pictures!! Knits are the best part of fall.

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Leia said...

How fun!

Leia

Hazzelnut said...

Those knits are amazing!! I wish I could knit, but no patience to learn!

Hannah said...

i love this! i've just started knitting again


raspberrykitsch.blogspot.com

xx

beckaboots said...

Love the chunky beanie! And your flow sweater. I'm into the big and baggy these days. :)

Bekah
If Work Permits

Kirstin Marie said...

Wow, that store has some gorgeous colors!! I love that chunky beanie - it's adorable on you!!! I can't wait to see what you create.

Posh.Kay said...

Amazing colors explosion!!
You gave me idea to get myself some knitted items!

Very nice post & blog!

Thanks a lot for lovely comment at my post!

K.
http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3008424/poshkay

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh you are so cute! Love these photos and multicolor scarf, so cute!!

Thanks for stopping by :)
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zrno radosti said...

You have beautiful smile. :) I am a follower, follow back? :)

CINDY NGO said...

ohhh wow. this looks fabulous!! i wish i knew how to knit! i'd go in here all day errr'day! hahaha

thanks for sharing! i gotta stop by sometime when i'm in west LA. :)

Luísa Lión said...

wow!! That looks like such ans amazing store is it in London? And you look so happy and smiley great pics!!

♥♥Style-Roulette♥♥

xoxo,
Luísa

thestyleflux said...

I really love those knits!

Kaye
Fashion Blogger
http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

Emmett Katherine said...

This post makes me want to relearn how to knit!

Carla McCarthy said...

You look beautiful with all these knittings! Nice colors!

Pretty Affair said...

wow, what a colour splash! :) nice hobby you have :)

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Beautiful beautiful knits, and u're perfectly sweet model!:))
kisses
Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

Pearl said...

You look so gorgeous! I love all the colors. I just discovered a yarn and bead store near in me in Paris and so badly want to take up some lessons, but unfortunately they are all in French and learning from the book may be a bit hard...

Pearl