Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Cherie and I had a wonderful time up in the 'naki for the weekend. It was such an honour to be asked to take a workshop at the Govett-Brewster - one of NZ's best contemporary art galleries.
I'll leave the pictures to say all the words! And a big thanks to the G-V, and the freaking awesome Belt Road Holiday Park we stayed at. Their motel cabins are simply gorgeous - we honestly didn't want to leave!
Friday, July 30, 2010
Apparently 'You are doing ok' has been taken down - but I want to resurrect it. I'll need a crew to get up though - anyone keen?
Thursday, July 8, 2010
And here it is...(thanks also to Cherie for giving us a hand on a rather grotty Sunday)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
With over 500 contributions I was biting my nails a bit to see who was going to win - and at the last minute decided to do a second chance draw as well - although if I had my way everyone would get something. But the random number generator turned up 158 and 427 (you'll have to believe me - the screen shot doesn't work on this laptop).
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Despite all this torrential rain, the Trees are standing strong! Just goes to show how well knitting stands up to the elements :D
Sunday, May 23, 2010
And then Sarah, wow. Their heart weaving for her birthday looked like so much fun! More here
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
It took six hours, but It's a Tree! is now up and growing. Thanks so much to everyone who turned up - and the contributions so far. We still need more - I want both trees to live up to their woolly leafy potential - so keep them coming :D
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Cast on 40 stitches, leaving a 30cm tail
Knit for 8 - 10 rows
Bind off all stitches.
Using the bind off tail and tapestry needle, do a running stitch along the bottom edge, pulling tight as you go so the fabric gathers.
Pull it all together and make a few securing stitches so it holds. Stitch the free edge to the out side of the flower. Thread both tails through the needle, make a few stitches to carry both to the base of the flower. Leave these so we can attach it to the tree. Done!
It a Leaf!
CO - Cast on
K - knit
P - Purl
M1 - Using left needle, pick up stitch between needles, knit into back of new stitch using right needle
SL2, K1, P2SSO - slip 2 stitches to right needle, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over knit stitch
Cast On 10 stitches
Row 1: k10, CO 9
Row 2: k19
Row 3: k1, m1, k7, (sl2, k1, p2sso), k7, m1, k1
Row 4: p19
Row 5: p9, k1, p9
Row 6: k9, p1, k9
Row 7: k1, m1, k7, (sl2, k1, p2sso), k7, m1, k1
Repeat Rows 4 - 7 two times
Row 16: p19
Row 17: p9, k1, p9
Row 18: k9, p1, k9
Row 19: k8, (sl2, k1, p2sso), k8
Repeat rows 16 - 19, each time reducing K stitches on each side of decrease by 1.
When there are only 3 stitches left:
Row 41: k3tog
Cut yarn, pull through last stitch, and weave in end. Don’t weave in the cast on tail - we need this to attach it to our tree!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
It's a tree!
This is a collaborative community project, which means we need you.
The idea is this:
there are a few very tall lamp posts outside the New Dowse in Lower Hutt, and OutdoorKnit decided it would be a pretty fun idea to turn them into something different...trees!
What OutdoorKnit needs is lots of knitted, crochet or even sewn flowers, leaves and native birds to cover these 'trees'. The best medium for this is acrylic - it wears better when the weather gets a bit grotty.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I've finally perfected the art of the speedy heart, while keeping with my perfectionist tendencies which dictate that the yarn must all be wound the same way. (Smidgeon obsessive compulsive.) But I had nothing on the speed demons with the fluffy yarn. Best use (only use?) for novelty yarn ever.
We had a great time down there despite the threat (and sprinkling!) of rain. The live music from the bar across the road was awesome and so were the drunk people that wandered out to join in! haha
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I've heard there are some hearts also at Thorndon School? I'd love it if someone could send me a photo sometime.
Anyway, here's the deal. I have something in the pipelines for Valentine's Day in conjunction with the uber talented and totally inspiring Knitty Graffitty. But then I thought about it and decided I should get more people in on it... so... I want hearts. Tonnes of 'em!
I ask you (very very nicely) to get hold of a little bit of yarn, wrap it on to a bobbin of sorts (we used an ice cream container cut up into 3cm x 3cm squares), carry it in your handbag or pocket, and go fence hunting.
I would absolutely love to post pictures of hearts woven on fences from around New Zealand... nay! The world!
Do you think you can do it? Get out with a group and make people smile!
Dedicate a heart to your loved one for Valentine's Day. I'm not sure I buy into it usually, but it seems a good enough day as any to express some love to your friends or family.
Pxt 'em through to me on 021 2678658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll put them up here. Feel free to include a message if you want and I'll put it up with the photo.