Yarnbomb IV

26 01 2015

According to my own rules on yarn-bombing, I recently refreshed my rainbow pole outside the local school.

The crochet version lasts so much longer than a knitted version, and so I left it to replace until just before school starts again.

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Above: old one and new one … see how I once again put the colours upside-down … tricky!

If you’re ever in the ‘hood, I hope it makes you smile as you pass by.





Crochet … crochet like the wind

9 11 2013

Obsessed may be a little too strong a word …
… but I’ve been absolutely loving comfort-crochet lately.

Presenting my new snuggle blanket.

new snuggle rug

new snuggle rug

The specifics:

Sooooo snuggly.





Yarnbomb III

27 09 2013

According to my own rules on yarn-bombing, I recently refreshed my rainbow pole outside the local school.

My first installation was 1st November 2011, as part of a 21 days to yarn bomb movement. And my second installation was 1st November 2012.

For this third installment I considered reinstalling on the same date, but I decided instead to bring it forward a little – somewhere around the spring equinox and school holidays (so I’m not spotted by the kiddies).

oldyarnbomb    newyarmbomb

Above: old one and new one … see how I put the colours upside-down this time … tricky!

I crocheted this version, as I did the second; it seemed to be more robust and wear so much better than the knitted version, requiring no repairs at all over the year (even though it was clearly mauled during the election, as the school was a voting centre).

I’ve chosen the rainbow colouring again (I had so much leftover yarn from last time). I recognise the rainbow has been adopted by the LGBTI community as their own, and while acknowledging that connection my intention is not for this yarnbomb to be any kind of statement but simply a colourful addition to the streetscape.

If you’re ever in the ‘hood, I hope it makes you smile as you pass by.





Lately…

11 08 2013

Though I haven’t been writing much, I’ve been making a little lately. Well, I say making, I mean knitting. Like a crazy demented knitting-lady.

Since I last wrote about my beanie knitting extravaganza I’ve made two cowls, two shawls, two pairs of socks and a cardigan, and have started a jumper.

I know – compulsive much?

Aside from knitting, my beautiful studio buddies and I had a big studio clean-up and re-organisation day recently – so I’m all ready to get in the studio next weekend. Jewellery making here I come!

There are also many jewellery exhibitions on right now. I tried to get to some last week but failed; so I hope to make it to many of them this coming week … working is totally cramping my social life (*urgh*).

Happy making!

Oh, for a bit of fun, this is a screen-shot of all my knitting and crochet projects since about this time last year … lots yes. I’m a member of a website called Ravelry, a community of knitters and crocheters, where I get most of my patterns and stuff.

projects 11Aug13

projects 11Aug13