Category Archives: urban

Celebrating the Green Festival

This is going to be one of the rare occasions when I actually get a post up the day the tag(s) went up! And this is because the Green Festival, in Newcastle, started today and continues tomorrow, and the tags … Continue reading

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Space invading

Well it was time to try out some knitting, so I thought I’d break my intarsia virginity. This piece was done a couple of weeks ago, and followed some planning: the boyf (who has asked to be referred to as … Continue reading

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Aesthetics vs. improvisation?

I have thought a lot lately about the value of planning/organisation versus the skill of spontaneity/flexibility, and it is clear that most people are good at one more than the other. There are just two different types of people, I … Continue reading

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Guerilla girls take it to the streets!

Today was an epic day, where the Spinning Yarns crew put their bench project out to celebrate (anti-)Fashion Week in Newcastle! Please go and admire/enjoy/loll upon the lovely carpet of knitting that covers the usually cold and austere marble benches … Continue reading

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Tagging around

Thought you might like to see a couple more from my back catalogue. This one was done in London, in a square near Kings’ Cross where we were staying. We’d gone down for me to do a day workshop, and … Continue reading

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Oh I do love to tag beside the seaside

We were travelling down to Scarborough on the train, and I got out my third and final gravel sausage piece to work on. Says the boyf, Aren’t you going to tag in Scarborough? Well he’d helped me tag in London, … Continue reading

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Music, science, & now crochet…

I went to the Sage concert hall last night for a big gig, and it reminded me of this little tag I left there a while ago. Our guerilla knitting project was under the auspices of Science (and crafts) week … Continue reading

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Here today, gone tomorrow

How do you feel when your work disappears overnight? . The get-up of the bollard cosy on Sunday night went well – it uses a length of chain threaded through some *1 tr, 1 ch * lacy texture at the … Continue reading

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Grand designs… bollard cosy

I saw a particular bollard with a gracefully-curved top and interesting tucks, and it set me thinking, whether it was possible to crochet with two colours in a spiral. I tried it (starting with a yarn loop) and it is! … Continue reading

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Trees need to keep warm too…

Cable-knit turquoise tree cosy on a tree that I am very fond of. Again, a scary get-up, because there were people coming and going late into the evening. It’s outside the back of the university Music Department and there were … Continue reading

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