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Stitched Solar System Insanity

Posted by on 22 Jun, 2011 in Museums, My Knits, Random Knits, Solo Graffiti | 2 comments

Stitched Solar System Insanity

For some reason back at the start of the year I promised London’s Science Museum that I would make them a handmade Stitched Solar System (and added that it would be the biggest in the world). Famous last words and a surefire path to RSI. With the help of some hard-knitting Stitch Londoners (to be named when the whole thing is done), my twin sister, Nehtheknits (who never knits) and Mr Sheepsketcher (another non-knitter) I have very nearly done it. Will it actually take its place in the...

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New York Squids in the city: Mollusc at the Museum

Posted by on 15 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, New York, Solo Graffiti, Squid, Travel | 5 comments

New York Squids in the city: Mollusc at the Museum

One squid. One city museum. One mission. New York City’s American Museum of Natural History boasted more than 32 million species and artefacts in its hallowed halls. That’s a whole lot of beasts, birds and other bits. But there was one species that was tragically lacking in the museum’s myriad of mammals and monsters. It was about time that species took its place. The humble Stitched Squid (squidius knittius), and his larger relative the Giant Stitched Squid (affectionately...

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New York Squids in the City: Statue of Squiddity

Posted by on 11 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, New York, Solo Graffiti, Squid, Travel | 5 comments

New York Squids in the City: Statue of Squiddity

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Liberty Island’s Statue of Liberty Construction Tour. It sure took a lot of people to put the big lady with the light together. Now if you step this way you’ll see Edouard Rene de Laboulaye who came up with the idea of the Statue. And this fella is Alexandre Gustave Eiffel who designed her iron skeleton. Emma Lazurus was the poet who wrote the lines embedded in the statue’s pedestal “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses...

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New York Squids in the City: Tentacles at the Top of the Rock

Posted by on 10 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, New York, Solo Graffiti, Squid, Travel | 3 comments

New York Squids in the City: Tentacles at the Top of the Rock

Noo Yoik. A city of late-night hotdogs, steaming manhole covers and skyscrapers that go on forever. I arrived in the city that appears to not know what sleep is not too long ago. Little did I know I had stowaways. Cephalopod stowaways with plans to take over the city. I spotted one ten tentacled terror at the top of the Rockefeller Center, 70 floors above New York City with 360 degrees of city sprawl around it… …and by then it was too late to do anything about it. His campaign of...

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Meet Plarchie: the giant plastic knitted squid

Posted by on 11 Feb, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Plarchie the Giant Squid, Solo Graffiti, Squid | 38 comments

Meet Plarchie: the giant plastic knitted squid

The arrival of Plarchie, the 8-metre giant knitted squid made entirely from plastic bags, came as something of a shock to me. One minute I was wandering the echoey rooms of London’s Natural History Museum pondering what knits might spring from my needles. The next thing I knew I was half-awake buried in a pile of crumpled plarn ends with my needles smoking in my clawlike hands. I had no idea what I’d been up to for the last three days of my life. And then a cephalopods-shaped...

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Knitblast the Tenth: here be Lions

Posted by on 24 Jul, 2009 in My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Simple Sock Yarnstorms, Solo Graffiti | 5 comments

Knitblast the Tenth: here be Lions

The Stitch and Bitch London Knit Crawl for Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Four iconic London sights. Four chances to knitblast four iconic London sights. Stop four. The final stop. Trafalgar Square under the watchful gaze of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson and his four lions. South-East Lion: Gawd blimey I wish these bleedin’ tourists would stop clambering about on me ‘ead. I sit ‘ere all day guardin’ the Vice Admiral and what thanks do I get, ay? Day in, day aht...

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