School Supplies, for Hogwarts

I am having some fun playing online at the Hogwarts School of Magic, at Ravelry and have just posted some of my school supplies.

Finished:
Brent, the wee brown owl, pattern:

Book bag, pattern:

Cauldron:

Flying broomstick, pattern:

Not finished yet is a witches hat and my magic wand! (Maybe the wand should have been first!)

Here is a group picture:

Flutterby ?

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I made this butterfly ring today, for fun, and for a weekly challenge at Ravelry. More about that later.
The pattern is here.

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?

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

Art Grows on Trees

Another fun project to get involved with! How can I resist? The title alone is enough to get me started. A blogger I have been following, ‘Knitayear‘ has kindly passed on this link: Art Grows on Trees


Do you want to grow some art with us?
Any local creative soul is very welcome to help us grow the art on the trees.

We will be hanging the art on
Saturday 3 September 2011, 10am
and
Saturday 10 September 2011, 10am
On both days, we will finish the hanging action with a morning coffee in a nearby cafe.

To help the healthy growth of the project, there will be a fun Tree Art Creation Day on Saturday 13 August 2011, at Flat 3, 1 Pretoria Avenue, London E17 7DS, starting at 11am – bring along any materials that might come in handy!

Looking forward to seeing you!
Dean, Wendy, Alban, Julie, Valeria, Katja etc

Contact katjarosenberg@hotmail.com

Now, what will I make?

Knitting for the Maze

So far,   with just a bit of  knitting now and then,  I have about  17 and a half  feet of colourful knitting for the  maze.  I am using  left overs and ‘why do I even have this?’ yarn on giant needles,   just knitting a  couple rows when I have a free moment.

Wouldn’t it be fun to  just pick knitting off a tree like ripe fruit?

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and,    the ‘stripey socks’   that I thought would never be done:

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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