Trailer Park Boys. Fuck yeA, I did!

4 05 2010

It is with great happiness that I present Julian, Bubbles and Ricky in knitting.

I just have to weave in all the ends.  Guess what I’ll be doing at Stitch & Bitch tomorrow… It should only take forever.

I’m still looking for suggestions of who could be in this series of knitted Canadian pop cultural icons. Send me who you think should be included and why.  Like I said in my last post, I want a goodly number of relevant Canadians to render into intarsia for posterity.  Sort of.





The Great Canadian Pop Cultural Intarsia Series

1 05 2010

I’m looking for suggestions for who should be included in my series of Canadian Pop Cultural Icons. As I wrap up my Trailer Park Boys, I’ll be starting on Stompin’ Tom later in the week (if all goes as planned) and I’d like to have a queue ready so that when i finish one, I can move to the next. I’d like to have 6 or 8 and make an exhibition out of them.
So, who do you think should be included and WHY? I’d love your suggestions and I’d really love to know your reasoning. I’m looking for Canadians that are recognisable, relevant and… enduring, perhaps?
Ciao for now, peeps!





Resolutions…

28 04 2010

I’m typing this in the dark and it’s pouring rain. I’m in my loft with only inches between me and the tin roof keeping out the deluge. I love that sound. It so loud. I love the way it comes in waves.
People are asking if I’m done my trailer park boys knitting. And why shouldn’t they, really? I only started it forever ago. Here’s the deal. I WILL finish it within the next 10 days, or I promise to… Well I’m not sure what I promise to do. It’s late and the white noise coming from the rain on the tin is making me really sleepy.
I’ll finish it though.
In the next 10 days.
And, after that, then guess what. Then I’m starting on a Stompin Tom panel. Yes I am. This one will be a bit smaller, but just as detailed. I’ll post pics as soon as they’re available.
Last thing before I check out for the night – and this is really fucking cool: http://www.yarnbombing.com/simply-unpredictable. You must check this out! I just found this today, but I totally had one of those “hey, there’s me!” moments. It was posted before I moved over to wordpress, but I’m okay with that. Here’s an official
THANKS! YOU ROCK!
to Leanne Prain and Mandy Moore.
Goodnight, y’all.





“Consider Yourself Knitified!”

9 04 2010

Came into work this morning and found this:

I work with the best people ever!!!





Knitified Does BC Ferries, Victoria

8 04 2010

Here’s a rundown of Easter weekend, knitified style.

Got into Vancouver on Wednesday night and after the long drive, we checked into the hotel and walked up Main for dinner at the Reef. After a pitcher and in the cold walk home, my fingers were in no shape to weild a needle and yarn and I was feeling a bit forgetful. So, yes, I’m saying that Van got away this time. I did, however, find this jem marked on the wall, near 14th street (methinks). So cool!

So, the next morning after a fun jaunt up and back down Main for some shopping (and $100 of yarn later…) I got the Spirit of BC. But before I tell you about that, I have to show this really great stencil near 20th, if memory serves… Anyway, I thought it was just too cool.

 Yes, we had to take BC Ferries to Victoria, of course and this made the journey that much more interesting. It’s a really small one that I made as soon as I found something that could be quickly and discreetly knitted. Of course as soon as I was ready to go, the Capt’n came over the speakers to say “pod of whales, folks!” and I had to wait for the boat to pass them and for everyone to walk to the stern. It was fun to watch people walk past without noticing, people walk past and give strange looks, kids point it out, people stop to check it out…

So that was the trip to the island. The next morning, we went for breakfast at Floyds, which I love (it’s almost as cool and Slickity Jim’s was… almost) and whilst experiencing a rather lovely veggi benny, I knitified the chair in the corner where we sat. The place was packed and I had to be quick, but here it is. You can’t really tell in this pic, but that’s a little bow. It looked much cuter in 3D. In 2D it comes out looking messy.

Later that day, we went for a walk down Gorge Park, which was really nice, and we didn’t even get rained on. All that day we had torrential rain and really shitty wind storms. And in the midst of it all, I knitified the Gorge.

Gorge-eous, if you ask me…

The last part of the trip was spent with family, so I didn’t get to do much more, but on the way home, I got the Queen of New Westminster. 2 of BC Ferries finest in one weekend.  Ha ha ha.

So, that’s the weekend concluded.





Knitifying around Town

31 03 2010

Lots today. Brilliant new idea for something fast to make and fast to place… coat hook cozies! This one is at the Bean Scene in the bathroom. I love it!

The flower garden on Main Street is really starting to bloom. Here is the garden from a few different angles.
And finally, a little red stocking for something over at the bus pickup at Beirsto school.
Also, I’m still looking for ideas of what to knitify in Vancouver and Victoria. Some of the suggestions have been the VAG and BC Ferries.  I have a whole car ride tomorrow to knit up something knice.
Knitified out.




To Keep Benches Snuggly

24 03 2010

This one is from yesterday afternoon! I’m also working on flowers for the light post garden. Hopefully I’ll have a whole bunch for next week. I’ll need to get more magnets though…

Oh yeah, and I’ll be passing through Vancouver and Victoria over Easter weekend, so heads up to yarn bombers out west: I plan knitify your fair cities!

I’d love some suggestions for where and what could/should be knitified. Let me know what you think!








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