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Augsburg: An unofficial White Wall and auf wiedersehen

Posted by on 13 Sep, 2011 in defined by _____, Germany, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Travel, Video | 0 comments

Augsburg: An unofficial White Wall and auf wiedersehen

I’ll end with my very favourite moment in Augsburg. It was totally unplanned, unofficial and possibly rather illegal. If defined by was over and the White Wall on the side of the stadium was to be demolished at sunrise then there was clearly only one thing we could possibly do. I’m so glad someone managed to talk these mysterious figures into it…

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London: Graffiti knitting confessional

Posted by on 13 Jul, 2009 in Knitting, London, My Knits, Once in a Lifetime Stuff | 17 comments

London: Graffiti knitting confessional

Still in London. It seems that despite all my best intentions to get in, get out, and get back on the road, I am going to be in London for a bit longer than I planned. The apes, the tigers, the Great Wall, and Grand Canyon will have to wait a bit longer. So despite the whinging and whining of my backpack and boots (quiet in there!) I thought I better make myself comfortable in my city. Comfortable comes in the form of finding my constantly moving littlest hobo of a brain something to do. So I...

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London: Pandora the pretty in pork piglet

Posted by on 28 Jun, 2009 in Animals, Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting, London, My Knits, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, Random Knits | 20 comments

London: Pandora the pretty in pork piglet

Who can resist the smell of frying bacon wafting up the stairs and into your sleep on a sunday morning? Well, probably not me. I have to say, however, that I ever since meeting Pickles the tiny porker back in January I’ve felt a little guilty for snacking on the flesh of her sweet and sour bretheren. Eating something you once knit a jumper for takes a guilt mastery that I have become shamefully skilled at. Nowadays I munch bacon butties without a thought for my porcine pal. Until...

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London: The Fourth Plinth: “Knitting girl! Knitting girl!”

Posted by on 16 May, 2009 in Knitting, London, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, Other People's Street Art, People, Random Knits | 17 comments

London: The Fourth Plinth: “Knitting girl! Knitting girl!”

Yesterday morning I was art. It was all the fault of Mr Antony Gormley, whose cast-iron sculptures scared the bejesus out of half of London in 2007 by peering down from South Bank rooftops like rusty angels of death.

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London Guerilla Knitting: “My yarn is as bad ass as your spray can.”

Posted by on 21 Feb, 2009 in Knitting, London, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, Other People's Street Art, Sights, Simple Sock Yarnstorms | 31 comments

London Guerilla Knitting: “My yarn is as bad ass as your spray can.”

Guerilla knitting. Street art that sings the same yarn-flavoured tune I do. Always had vague fluffy plans of releasing my knits into the city I am in all kinds of love with. Always admired those who have done it before me. Never really dreamed I would be standing nervously in the shadow of St Paul’s cathedral, pockets full of stocking stitch and fat tapestry needles, on the lookout for ‘the filth’ patrolling the historic building front, while the American queen of knitting...

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Chitwan National Park: “If we see a tiger, we are quiet and meet him eye to eye.”

Posted by on 8 Dec, 2008 in Animals, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, Purl Interrupted, Travel, Video | 6 comments

“If the rhino runs, we must run in a zig zag or climb a tree.”

We shuffled our feet nervously in the leaves on the jungle floor.

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