Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Watering the Tree

Despite all this torrential rain, the Trees are standing strong! Just goes to show how well knitting stands up to the elements :D

On Sunday a few wonderful people came along to a knitting session at the New Dowse and helped add more beautiful flora to the trees.

This coming Sunday, the 30th, we'll be there again from 1pm, and hopefully without the rain so we can add to our hearts' content...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hearts, hearts everywhere

My apologies for interrupting the 'It's a Tree' posts but I've suddenly been inspired to get some pics up that I've been meaning to post for aaaaaaaages. Thanks so much to Sarah and Megan for sending these through. You guys rock. So much.Megan, Jo and stealthy company heartified a fence in Kilbirnie, Wellington. Fitting as I used to live nearby and miss that place.
And then Sarah, wow. Their heart weaving for her birthday looked like so much fun! More here

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The super secret amazing prize reveal!

You know that super secret amazing prize that keeps being mentioned? The one where you get an entry for every leaf or flower or thing that is made for the tree?

It is...........dum dum dummmmmmmmm

A free subscription to the Knitsch Yarns Flights of Fancy Yarn Club!

Woohoo! That's over $100 dollars worth of yarn goodness that could be yours, arriving in your mail box every month for three whole months!

Knitsch will also throw in 2 skeins of 12 ply, a new weight to be released at Craft2.0 on June 12.

Are you excited yet?! Snuggle up in front of the fire (or heater), grab your yarn, and get knitting!

Need a hand? In Wellington? Don't forget I'll be at the New Dowse Sunday 23 and 30 May, 1pm - 3pm, knitting, giving tips, and providing yarn and needles for anyone who wants to have a go.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

LEDs at the Late Lounge!

In collaboration with Amber over at Smart Crafting, we're doing something special to the tree!

On Thursday 3 June is the New Dowse's regular Late Lounge, with music, gallery tours and a good glass of vino. This round they have they amazing Good Laika playing...

And us! I'll be there with Amber and some other crafty friends turning one of the trees into a glowing wonderland using the amazing (and amazingly easy) technology of soft electronics.

The install will start about 7pm, so it will be good and dark, and then we shall knit and hang out in the Lounge area, giving tips and sharing knitty tricks.

Come along to learn a thing or two about LEDs, knitting, and hear some great kiwi music. It'll be fun, yo.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Hutt News came along and took some photos when the tree was just getting started last week, and this week, the Tree (and Me) made it in for the second week in a row!

The article mentions that I'll be at the New Dowse on 23 and 30 May from 1pm - 3pm giving tips, knitting. chatting, drinking coffee and adding to the tree...come along! (Have I mentioned this before? I think so...)

Oh and don't forget, every item posted in gets an entry into the Knitsch Yarns super amazing prize draw! I've been getting lots of parcels with exciting bits in them all week - can't wait to put them up!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Living, growing, breathing...

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

It's a tree! T- minus 18 hours or something like that

The plan was to have some pretty photos of the most recent contributions to it's a tree, but my camera battery died. Boo.

So here's just one:

Many thanks to Laura who always goes above, beyond and blows away with her enthusiasm, and to Odette, for her flowers. And yep, that's tree bark! Well, of the knitted kind.

I went to the Dowse this morning to find more people had dropped off leaves (let me know who you are so you can go in the prize draw!) and oversee the preparation of the poles for tomorrow. It's going to be fantabulous.

Right, better get back to the knitting. xx

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Crochet Flower And Leaf Patterns

For those who have been patiently waiting for patterns to crochet flowers and leaves for the It's a Tree project, apologies for keeping you waiting!

The best place I suggest you pop over to is the Slip project, where they have some great suggested patterns.

Even more exciting, is I have the Slip project! It will be installed at the New Dowse reception desk on Wednesday, 12 May, around the same time as It's a Tree! goes live.

I've been knitting my heart out all weekend making leaves and other bits and pieces for the tree. My 11 year old brother is going to make a needle felted creature, and there are photos popping up all over Ravelry of clever creations for the installation.

I can't wait!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One week to go!

Only one week until the first installation session of It's a Tree - how are those leaves and flowers coming on?

I have a basketful here already, and today received a surprise in the post - sweet wee crochet flowers.

There will be need for helpers on Wednesday morning at the New Dowse - if you're interested in coming along, flick me an email on tash (at) knitschyarns (dot) com