December and someone’s switched off the lighting and hear ting 😦 After a crisp autumn it always comes as a shock.
Luckily I popped into Gold Thimble on Monday and bought some lovely wool mix and knitted up some fingerless mitts. Perfect for my commute but also to wear while continuing with my never ending crocheted granny square.
Talking of which it’s now the width of a double bed so I think I’ll start making it longer after I finish a lovely band of bright pink.
The pattern for the fingerless gloves can be found on Creativeyarn’s blog
Can my last post really have been at the beginning if summer? My, my I’ve been naughty. In my defence I’ve been working long hours and not a lot else. To get my sparkle back I took a trip to … Continue reading
Finally getting all my granny squares and knitting together for Scattercraft’s yarn bombing around Hampden Park, Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games. If you’d like to donate some knitting or crochet please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS they are also looking for some lovely people to help install the work on the 21st & 22nd July.
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Ooh it’s all getting very exciting. We’re only a month away for the full Craftbomb at the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow and everyone is a stitching frenzy. This Sunday – yes TOMORROW – is your chance to come and help us … Continue reading
Plans for the Craftbomb Glasgow at the Botanic Gardens are coming along very nicely.
I’ll give you a list of the crafty sessions we’re running on the 14th April and 11th May soon – I know I’m being a tease. However, if you fancy getting crafty I know Iona is running two crafty workshops as part of Say It Ain’t Sew! @ Hillhead Bookclub on the 2nd and 9th April starting at 6.30pm. All materials will be given.
If you want to involve your children why not pop over to West Kilbride on 10th April and get involved with Rebecca’s workshop. Lots of messy fun to help create for the final craftbomb.
I’m busy creating a flock of birds & planning some fun pieces. As for the rest of the gang…well you’ll just have to come along to find out. 😉
First I want to thank everyone who did a sun dance for us as the sun FINALLY made an appearance for day two of the installation. Poor Scattercraft and her posse suffered in the rain for their art on Monday. Just looking at the pictures on her blog made me feel for them so you can imagine how happy we all were to see the sun.
While we were working away the amount of people who stopped and chatted was lovely; there felt like a real community spirit which was after all why we were all doing it. Without exception they loved it and even the local police slowed down though they didn’t arrest us 🙂
There are a few people I’d like to thank for all their hard work and time all of which they gave for free:
I’m really tired so I’ll just leave you with a slide show of the day so you can see what it looks like. If you are around Mount Florida (from Bolton Drive to Mount Florida PR School on Cathcart Road) please stop and have a look or even add to it. The installation will be there until 4th August.
PS watch out for us on the STV blog or even Japanese tv which took an interest in us too!
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At the end of June I posted about an Olympic Yarnmobbing event happening in Glasgow in July as part of The Final Mile . As you know we want to give visitors to the Olympic football games a colourful welcome to Glasgow and as it’s now July we’re getting ready for the final push.
If you’d like to meet up why not come along to one (or both) of the events that have been organised to make more bunting, etc. All you need to do is bring your knitting, crochet or sewing needles, yarn of choice and lots of enthusiasm.
- Make It Glasgow in the Merchant City is holding a craft in on Wednesday 11th July from 4pm
- Gold Thimble in Shawlands is holding a craft in on Saturday 14th July from 2pm.
We hope you can make one or both of these events which are sure to be fun.
Scattercraft is also keeping a lovely blog of all our exploits so why not keep an eye on it and see you can spot your piece(s).
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You can’t have failed to have noticed that the Olympics are in London this summer. But did you know it’s also in Glasgow? We’ve got the football at Hampden starting on 25th July 2012. As well as some of the … Continue reading
Here are Jack and Victor the Arctic Terns I knitted for the Bird Yarns project. They were so much fun to make and I can’t wait to see them in position on Tobermory Pier (18-24 June 2012) and at the Dovecote Studios in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival.
I blogged about this project earlier this month and then set up a meeting with other knitters who wanted to be part of the project. Deirdre Nelson sent me a bundle of lovely wool from Ardalanish Isle of Mull Weavers which was lovely to work with.
We went to Stereo in Glasgow and over some food and beer the birds started to take shape. I also gave one of my colleagues a kit for her birthday and she had great fun making Terry the Tern.
A BIG thanks has to go to Judy Van Button who helped me to fashion the legs from wire and crocheted red wool. I’m sure from the pictures you’ll know which one she made – haha.
If you’re in Tobermory and see the flock which are flying in from all over the world I’d love to see your pictures. I know Deirdre Nelson would love them too.
Cape Farewell are working with over 30 artists and scientists of which Bird Yarns is just one project.