Calgary Knit Grafitti

The Calgary ArtBomber  strikes again. (in a woolly and wonderful way at the New Science Centre)

See it all  here.
I am happy to see some of the peices I knit last spring included in the display.

Creative Kids Museum - by Calgary ArtBomber

WOW! for the wildly colourful Woolly Walkalong

Go and see the amazing knitting and crocheting yarn bomb at the Devonport Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand.

Of course for me, and most of the rest of the world, we will have to be do our looking through pictures posted here:
The Woolly Walk Along is now installed at
the Devonport Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand.

I can just see the edge of my knitted piece in a couple of pictures. Its fun to have ‘visiual’ proof that my contribution made it all the way from Calgary! This is what I sent. See if you can find it on the handrail in Auckland.

Sent to the Woolly Walk A Long

Here it is in Auckland: Look closely on the right hand edge of the picture

4400 miles to go

Calgary to London is about 4400 miles. That is such a long way to send this bit of knitting, but, I sent it. Now lets hope it gets there in time. Go UPS Go. Go UPS Go.

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I didn’t realize it would be so hard to photograph approximately 9 meters of knitting goodness. LOL … however, the pictures do give you a bit of an idea of its lonnnnnng snakey shape, and a bit of the wild colours I used. Most of it is knit with 2 strands of acrylic yarn held together on JUMBO 12.75mm (US size 17) knitting needles.

As you can surely guess this is my almost too late contribution to the Knitted Maze, in the UK. If you have a chance to see it, please do, and take your camera. Among other exciting things, there will be about a mile of knitting, formed into a maze.

Regina yarn bombs

The Calgary Artbomber has tagged Regina!

Yarn Bombed Regina photo by Calgary Artbomber

It is so cool that these knitted bombs have been re-released! Those green beauties I knit so long ago were first put up in Calgary, at Olympic Plaza, but, because it was not to be a permanent placement, the Calgary Artbomber carefully took them down, and kept them in the top secret yarn bomb stash, to be sprung on the unsuspecting public in opportune moments, when and where they should they arise.

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You can see all the yarny goodness at Calgary Artbombers website

Hearts Grow on Trees

Here are pictures of a few pretty turqouise hearts I am sending to Art Grows on Trees in the UK. I started out strong, knitting the butterfly ring, with great plans to make a few more butterflies, birds, and more….. something about plans in the summer… …. …. There is only one knitted butterfly. I hope he is not lonely. ;)

Luckily, early this spring, I felted a bunch of old wool sweaters that I found at thrift shops. One is a perfect shade of turquoise, and has been cut, sewn, and button charmed into some dangly little hearts. I may add a few more surprises to the package, before I mail it out…

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These remind me of the heart shaped sugar cookies my mom makes. Of course, the cookies aren’t turquoise, well.. sometimes the icing is pretty colourful, depending on how many little fingers are involved with the food colouring!

Not exactly a yarn bomb

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My Slytherin House scarf was knit in 4 days, just in time to see the Midnight Opening of Harry Potters – The Deathly Hallows Part 2.

I suppose you could say I yarn bombed myself!

U of C yarn bombed!

More yarn graffiti in Calgary, thanks to The Happy Hookers! Pictures on the Calgary Artbombing website.

I love it!

I am sure the students at the University of Calgary are loving them too.

Knit Graffiti at the U of C

photo by Calgary Artbomber, July 2011 at U of C

Calgary Artbomber yarn bombs Halifax

The Calgary Artbomber strikes again, this time 3700 kms to the East, in Halifax. It looks like a very successful hit; I can see yarn bombs on a statue, a stop sign, a bench, a tree, posts, and even a rock. I can even see one of my pieces in Halifax Harbor. (yay)

There are twenty  cool yarn bomb pictures for you to enjoy,  but my favourite is this one:

Knit Graffiti in Halifax Harbor

Photo by Calgary Artbomber http://catmap.wordpress.com

This little green piece of knitting is chalking up an interesting graffiti experience. Originally, I knit it for the LiveStyle Urban Arts festival here in Calgary. It was, along with a few more woolly bits, sewed around a pole/cement base for awhile.

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Even though I can’t travel to Halifax, my graffiti did.
Even though I can’t travel to New Zealand, my graffiti did ( as part of the Woolly Walkalong)
and
Even though I can’t travel to the UK, my graffiti is going to! (not quite finished yet, but soon on its way to the Knitted Maze. (with the help of Canada Post)

Does this  qualify as adventure travel?

Just a little knitting update

The  World Knit in Public Day was a blast;  even though it was a full wet day of rain.  We  stayed warm and  dry inside the Epcor Centre, in our own knitting room.    There were  over  30 knitters, coming and going,  some  picking up the sticks for their very first time.  One of the new knitters is also a reporter ,Indrani Kar and you can read her report of the event here.   Indrani even has a picture  of the  red cabled  knit bomb we  put up at  Olympic Plaza  during the LiveStyles event.

Funny thing about  the Knit in Public Day;  I thought I would be able to finish knitting a stripey sock I had started earlier.. but nope..  too much talking and  not enough knitting.. LOL.     Some of all that talking was actually planning  future  knit bombs!  Of course I can’t tell you yet,  but one of them is fairly short range, so you will see it yourselves soon enough.   The other  is a bigger (much bigger) project…..

The  Knit-A-Thon was even more fun.  I can say that because ‘lucky me’ won  2 fabulous door prizes,   however, despite my best knitting efforts,  the stripey sock still did not get finished. Our participant bags contained knitting needles from River John Needle Company, and I won yarn from Island Sweet Fibre Arts,  and Rocky Mountain Dye Works.  My daughter and I  knit our hearts out,  through several repeats of   ABBA’s greatest hits. ;)  Hopefully,  L’Arche  raised a ton of money, as  there seemed to be a good turn out for the event.

Last night, we drove past the school fence where I had put the  Check Mark knit bomb on Friday.  Its GONE.    That check mark has moved on to the next stage in its weird woolly life.  All we can do now is  make guesses as to what  happened to it.   And,    I worked on the stripey sock.  (actually,  I think I will finish it today!)

Besides working on  socks – 4 pairs finished since March, and  2  pairs in process,   I  am knitting some long long lonnnnnggggg  pieces to send to the Knitted Maze in the UK.  (see here)    If it stays sunny for more than a few  minutes,  I’ll take some pictures to post.  Wish me luck.

Check Mark for International Yarn Bombing Day

Here is the first of my yarn bombings today/tonight.  Sort of a  pre-international yarn bombing day, graffiti tag, Calgary, Canada.

This  check mark is on a chain link fence around Brentwood Elementary School.    I thought the  school kids could use another check mark for their end of year exams.

Check Mark yarn bomb on school fence

A woolly check mark for the school yard.

I tied it onto the fence as  quickly as  I could.   Northmount Drive was busy, and lots of cars  drove by.  One slowed down so the passenger could  shout out a cheer.  ( I think it was a cheer,  I hope it was a cheer…  if not,, oh well)     With luck this bit will last a  while and the kids will find it amusing.

I have  a couple more pieces to install tomorrow.

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