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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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White Paper Four: Return of the Wild Boar Five

Posted by on 23 Jul, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, defined by _____, Germany, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, Solo Graffiti, Travel | 3 comments

White Paper Four: Return of the Wild Boar Five

By the fifth day in Augsburg the three artists in the White Room seemed to finally be feeling the effects of too little sleep, too much complimentary City of Peace backstage beer, and an overdose of making art. Far from snoozing sweetly back at the defined by apartment though, we flew in the face of sleepiness and instead went a little bit nutty in the White Room. After all the White Wall on the side of the stadium was filling up with our White Papers: And we were in the newspaper having a...

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Augsburg: You say goodbye, I say hello

Posted by on 3 Jul, 2011 in defined by _____, Germany, Other People's Street Art, Travel | 8 comments

Augsburg: You say goodbye, I say hello

Zombielike I made it to the London’s not-so-Londony Stansted Airport this morning just in time to grab a cup of tea and dash to my flight. It was my second attempt to leave for Augsburg this week, having been horribly misled by my tired brain into thinking I was leaving on Saturday (resulting in three people, me being one of them, getting up at 4.30am twice in a row but going back to bed after a hasty check on flights the first time). “Welcome to Bavaria!” beamed the cab...

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Free pattern: Floating Flutterguys

Posted by on 20 May, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 5 comments

Free pattern: Floating Flutterguys

The Floating Flutterguy is a simple creature. He turns from a cocoon of scrap yarn into a beautiful woolly winged wonder in less time than it takes to scream “AGH! Is that a moth!? Get it away from my cashmere!!!”. Lucky for you (and for your cashmere) the Floating Flutterguy isn’t hungry for your yarn. All he wants is to be set free somewhere in your city. I hatched the Floating Flutterguy specially for Stitch London’s annual Stitch Crawl 2011 which happens to fall on...

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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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