The Sheepdogs

This isn’t the kind of sheepdogs you would expect to read about on a knitting blog. Even an ‘alternative, yarn bombing, knit graffiti’ knitting blog. These are The Sheepdogs, a Canadian band from my hometown of Saskatoon, and they need your votes. (Plus, besides having a cool band name, they have a great sound)

The Sheepdogs

Vote for The Sheepdogs, if they win, they will be on the Cover of the The RollingStone.

I’ve been knitting on another pair of seemingly endless stripey wool socks. Music seems to help speed things along, or, maybe just distract me from getting out the measuring tape AGAIN.

Knit On, Rock On

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.

Knit in Public Day June 11, 2011 video

This is a cute video reminder about Knit in Public Day, (next weekend!)

I’ll be  at  Olympic Plaza in Calgary, with my  sticks and string.  ;    and now,   will be watching out for   knitted dinosaurs and donuts.    Hopefully,  I can finish a few  projects (socks and socks and a vest) in the  sunshine.    If its raining,  we will be inside the Epcor Centre, so it’s all good.

June 11 Knit in Public Day

So many fun things to do on June 11. I am sharing an invitation I received from a wonderful knitting artist friend. I will be there with my WIPs what ever they may be by then:

Hello,

I would like to invite you to a free public event called Knit In Public Day. It will be held on Saturday, June 11th from 10 am – 6 pm at Olympic Plaza, behind the Famous Five statues (the rain day location is in the Epcor Centre, the arts learning room behind Baraka cafe). It is to celebrate the art of knitting and crochet and to build community.

The event is open to everyone – come and knit in public and meet fellow knitters! Supplies will be provided or bring your own.

Yarnbombing is unfortunately not allowed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about it! It’ll be a great way to meet other yarnbombers too.

I’ve attached the poster, so feel free to print it out and distribute or send this out to your mailing list.

Thank-you!

best regards,

Cat

local artist

Knit in Public Day - Calgary

Knit-a-thon!

Wish me luck, or better yet, come join me! I am participating in the 2011 Give A Little Knit for L’Arche knit-a-thon on Sunday, June 12 at Eau Claire Market.

You can register and donate online if you like.

L’Arche Calgary now accepts online credit card donations through CanadaHelps.org, an e-donations portal that allows donors to conveniently support us. Canada Helps instantly issues official tax receipts and funds are forwarded to L’Arche Calgary less a 3% transaction fee on a monthly basis. Both Canada Helps and L’Arche Calgary are committed to keeping your personal information secure and confidential. To make an online donation, please click on the ‘Donate Now’ button.

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Give A Little Knit for L’Arche Calgary Pledges

To pledge a knitter at this year’s knit-a-thon, click on the Donate Now button above and provide all of the necessary details.

Please specify the knitter you are pledging.

I guess you will have to send me an email at stormarela@gmail.com to request my real name!

This event looks like its going to be fun. Knitting in public AND free stuff AND it supporting a great cause. Count me in! Click here for more details.

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