Sunday, 27 February 2011

Back to the Bombing - Walrus and Space Invader

I've not been feeling 100% this week, I think I caught some disease floating around at work. I decided to skip gyming and spend the evenings on the sofa knitting up some pieces for public display - its been far too long.

I've noticed Gaol Ferry Bridge is becoming a bit of a Bristol yarn bombing Mecca, so I wanted to get in the mix.

Following the finger tache success, I made a big one for the railings so people can squat down in front of it and pretend they have a super large walrus.

I also put up a mini classic

As this seem to be a knitting friendly location I'm hoping these two bad boys stay up for a while, but they are at grab level so I'm probably being too optimistic

Tuesday, 22 February 2011


Annalisa at work asked me to make some finger puppets for her daughters but a search on Ravelry revealed something much more fun:

They are super easy and quick to make so I've been going 'tache crazy. I've made about 20 so far and will continue until all of Bristol is tached up!

Thanks to my models: JP, Siany, Bobby, Ollie, Catatonic, Cary Grant, William Penn, Thomas Chatterton, Paul, Tony, Maria, David, Saskia, Tash, Emma, Lara, Alex, Mike, Duffy, Mark, Andy, Sarah, Hannah, Martin Clunes, Richard Bucket,John Inman, Annabel Croft, Babs, Shane Richtea, Liam, Lizzy, Nigel, Marion and Evan . There will doubtless be many more to come.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Getting back into it

I've had a lull I'm my knitting activities over the past month. This is mainly due to my complete absorbtion in the millennium trilogy (excellent bday pressy Siany!). I haven't quite finished the third book but I'm defo back in the knitting zone. Last weekend we spent lots of time in the pub with our wonderful friends. We were supposed to see Black Swan but left it a bit late and opted for the Bank for 5 hours of drinks, nobby's nuts and banter- bliss. Plenty of opportunity for public knitting too. I cracked on with a hat I promised to make J before Crimbo. He is a super starwars fan, so this pattern I found on ravelry is perfect, I just adapted it for an adult size:

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out but I really need to fine tune my colour technique, so I don't have back colours showing through.

I've also been making a few mobile socks for people.
Here are two I made for Hazel at work's daughter

Here is one for my lovely Siany

My next projects are going to be Yarn Bombing related. The majority of my space invaders and pacman ghosties have been taken down so I need to get new ones up! 

I have also discovered there is a knitting group at work so I'm going to tag along next thursday lunchtime. I don't usually go in for communal knitting so it will be nice to give it a try.

Ta Ta