Tuesday, May 19, 2009

latest knitting..

These are the toadstools that will be put into the main, long traffic island on Krd as part of my 'Guerilla Knitting' project.. I've knitted 3 large and 3 small. These were really exciting for me because they involved Jasmine having to teach how to 'knit in the round' - something I've been putting off learning for years - knitting with four double pointed needles!

After learning how to knit in the round I then proceeded to make up the pattern for this bird's nest, using moss stitch which I had to google because again, it's something I've never done. I'm particularly proud of the eggs too.. I made them up as I went. Next up (and the final part of this project!) is a bird or two. Yikes!

Once the birds have been knitted this bird's nest will be stitched onto one of the nikau palms outside St Kevin's Arcade, it'll sit on the explosion of growth that happens about half way down..

I've been accepted into 'Craft Hatch' which is a monthly craft market run by Craft Victoria in Melbourne. As I'm completely out of my usual stock the next few weeks I am going to be frantically knitting tampon, allsort and plaster brooches, nipple tassels, donuts, cheeseburgers, sandwiches and chelsea buns!

Here are the first 10 tampon brooches ready for their brooch backs.

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