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London Tree Week: The Fluffy Forest Four

Posted by on 14 May, 2013 in Blog, Events, Knitting, London, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, Solo Graffiti | 6 comments

London Tree Week: The Fluffy Forest Four

When the knitphone rang and the Greater London Authority asked me to show some trees a little woolly love for London Tree Week, part of the Mayor’s RE:LEAF initiative, how could I refuse?

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Augsburg: Beer for breakfast and other people’s art

Posted by on 24 Jul, 2011 in defined by _____, Germany, Museums, Other People's Street Art, Travel | 4 comments

Augsburg: Beer for breakfast and other people’s art

I started my sixth day in Augsburg with beer for breakfast. Happily I wasn’t partaking in morning drinking alone as a way of surviving fish-tank living. This was our introduction to a traditional Bavarian breakfast. Since I’d spent half the night up knitting pigs I was up for some revenge on pigkind. So booze and sausages in the morning sounded like a plan. Bring on the Weißwurst! The elements of the Bavarian breakfast are simple. Everything is white, apart from the sweet mustard...

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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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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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The stitching of Squidius Knittius

Posted by on 26 Aug, 2010 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Book Stuff, Knitting Patterns, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Squid, With Knit the City | 1 comment

The stitching of Squidius Knittius

The humble Stitched Squid (squidius knittius). This tiny tentacled terror appeared on my knitting needles one lazy Sunday and introduced himself by immediately challenging me to a wrestling match. How I laughed in his tiny face at the time. I realise now my terrible mistake. Too late. I may have created him for Stitch London’s Natural History Museum Stitch a Squid event on a whim. Little did I know that he and his kind have bigger plans. Finger-wrestling his way to power the...

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