Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Peta is amazing!

Look at the gorgeous photos Peta Mazey took of the cutest kidlet in the world (well, apart from the Devil Child) by the fence full of hearts!

Peta may not know it but I am a massive fan after seeing the work she did with Free Range Baby. Possibly the most gorgeous kiddo photos in the world come from that lady.

Thanks for letting us know Peta


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Craft2.0 rocks our woolly world

Craft2.0 is on again this coming Saturday 24 October, and the lovely Sue has again invited us along for the fun.

We will be knitting and crocheting up a storm by the kids make table with all the tools of the trade - you just need to bring your lovely selves along.

If you would like to prep in advance feel free to get creative with anything of the growing kind - leaves, flowers, fruit, veges, trees, grass, animals...and we'll do a bit of an installation on the day.

As per usual we'd like to thank the truly splendid folks at the New Dowse - whenever we tag in their vicinity they do their utmost to look after our woollen misfits to keep in the place as long as possible.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's good. Real good.

The fence pic is part of an article on urban embellishments in the latest Good magazine called 'Pimp your street'.

Seeeee! The fence!
And then a bit of a write up on graffiti knitting including Knitty Graffity and the amazing Slip project from Christchurch.

I love Good magazine for the community building ideas it promotes. So go on, pimp your street! And say hey to your neighbours while you are at it! Speaking of neighbours, I owe mine a lemon meringue pie for some garden tools I borrowed. ;)

Thanks Good!

Friday, October 9, 2009


and we're big fans of the awesome, fun, lovely Wellingtonista crew. Did we mention they is awesome?

Each year they run the TAWAs - or The Annual Wellingtonista Awards. We reckon you should suggest some nominees...and as a bit of shameless self-promotion, would love to be nominated for best art experience. Cos love is always nice!

Check them out here 

Of course there are some super duper exciting plans up our knitted sleeves. And plenty of other exciting yarn bomby things going on round the world. 

Check out the giant knit poem in the UK for starters. 

I also met the lovely lovely Amy from The Loop Knittery in Christchurch. We had a great chat over a cup of tea, and felt up her yummy worsted yarn. Mmmmmm... She's been doing great stuff for Chch knitting in public and hopefully she'll be on board for future projecty fun.

You must be sick of words by now so here is a sneak peek of one of the reasons I came home from London...and must I say it is great to be back!
clockwise from back left - the loop knittery, hazelknits, needlefood, cherry tree hill and artisan yarns...a bit of research...

Staveley stitches

My lovely maternal aunt runs the Staveley store (just out of Methven, mid Canterbury, not far from Mt Hutt ski field), where i've been hiding out the past couple of days. There's nothing better than sitting in the window knitting, drinking her awesome coffee and feeling like part of the community...so gave her a little 'OK' tag. 

Monday, October 5, 2009

OutdoorKnit goes corporate

Just a little... and for a worthy business...

A fellow crafty mate who happens to work at Ideas Shop asked me to knit a sign to go outside their office. You see, they have a hand craft shop below and were in need of some street cred with the stick weilding types. I hope like heck it worked!

If any other businesses feel the need for a knitted sign - lemme know: outdoorknit@yahoo.com

And in other news... I have moved to Auckland. Watch here for my attempts to win over the hearts of the big city.

Luckily the ever fabulous Knitsch has returned to keep the knit alive in Wellington. She'll surely be able to post some of her latest soon. ;)