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How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 5 – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee

Posted by on 15 Feb, 2013 in Animals, Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Sights, Travel, Video | 0 comments

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 5 – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee

Part five of my video diary of the trip. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Five – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee.

Featuring some very tired people, one of the most impressive markets ever, a conversation with a street dog, and coffee made from cat poo. Yes really.

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How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 4 – Babies, Bieber, Lollipops and lovely crafters

Posted by on 14 Feb, 2013 in Animals, Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Sights, Travel, Video | 0 comments

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 4 – Babies, Bieber, Lollipops and lovely crafters

Part four of my video diary of the trip to Indonesia with Save the Children. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Four – Babies, Bieber, lollipops and lovely crafters.

Featuring even more cute kiddies, a vague reference to Justin Bieber that I am putting in to get traffic, lollipops and a load of lovely craft folks. I also chuck in a short lesson on how to speak Indonesian. Kind of.

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How to be a handmade hero: Part 3.1 – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens

Posted by on 13 Feb, 2013 in Animals, Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Sights, Travel, Video | 0 comments

How to be a handmade hero: Part 3.1 – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens

As part of the #imapiece Craftivist Jigsaw Project I was sent to Indonesia, on a mission to show the work they are doing to fight hunger, and how our voices calling for aid here can make a big difference over there.

Here’s How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Three – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens. Warning: may feature impassive goats.

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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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Kathmandu: “These eyes are considered very beautiful.”

Posted by on 12 Dec, 2008 in Nepal, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Space Invaders, Temples, Travel | 9 comments

Kathmandu. I have always wanted to come to Kathmandu, though I didn’t really know anything about it. The name alone convinced me it was somewhere I needed to see. What did this Cat Man look like?

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Ghorepani (2870m) to Poon Hill (3210m) to Sikha (1935m) – Trek Day Three: “Are we nearly there yet?”

Posted by on 4 Dec, 2008 in Animals, Nepal, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Purl Interrupted, Sights, Travel, Trekking | 4 comments

It is 4.30am. It is very, very dark. It is very, very, very cold. What in the hell am I doing climbing 340 metres of perilous rock stairs with only a headtorch for light?

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