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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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Knit Your Own Bloomin’ Bluebell

Posted by on 11 Apr, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting Patterns, My Knits, Random Knits | 7 comments

Knit Your Own Bloomin’ Bluebell

Spring has well and truly sprung and down in the woods there is a wonderland of bluebells blooming. Butterflies are fluttering, birds are singing, elves and pixies are playing volleyball in sunlit glades, and teddy bears are picnicking. It’s all rather lovely. The sad thing is that not everyone is aware of how fabulous the UK’s woodlands are and how close they live to somewhere so green and gorgeous. It’s about time something was done to remind them. That’s where your...

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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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Shiny happy Slender Snipe Eel

Posted by on 20 Aug, 2010 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Museums, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, With Knit the City | 2 comments

Shiny happy Slender Snipe Eel

Returning to my sneaky stitching roots I found myself and my trusty camera amongst the bones and the beasts of London’s Natural History Museum hunting stitched sealife in its historic hallways. I was wholly responsible for bringing to life an achingly smiley Slender Snipe Eel. I have rarely felt so proud. For the full story see the fishy tale of my stitched sealife specimen over on the Stitch London...

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