Keeping Nuts Warm

29 01 2010

So, I had planned on getting these projects out for the Olympic Torch relay events, but there were security guards everywhere and I thought that even if I got them out there, they’d be gone so fast it wouldn’t be worth it.  So I waited a few days and I think they’ll have a longer life span.
Here’s the latest knit graffiti in Vernon; just a set of nut warmers. Bonus picture though – a little tree cozy (very blurry) with the Vernon Winter Carnival hot air balloons gearing up for competition at Polson Park in the background. 

I’m almost done a big scarf for a banister on a staircase going into the the park from hwy 6. It’ll be purple and white stripes.  Sound be cute.  I just have to make a few more inches of length and then find the time to discreetly put it in place.  It’s at a pretty busy intersection, but I figure, in Vernon, there shouldn’t be any traffic past 8:00 roughly?  Not exactly tourist season. right now.

New projects closer than you think…

24 01 2010

Another text update… I’m almost done a set of nut warmers for Poson Park, and a set for the pedestrian island at the intersection where A&W is across the street from the park. I also want to have a bannister cozy for the steps from said intersection into the park. I want all of this to be done by Monday night. Here’s why:
On Tuesday, January 26th, Polson Park will get tonnes of traffic as the Olympic torch comes through town. Yes, that Olympic torch. On it’s way to Vancouver and Whistler. So, I want Polson to look it’s knitified best. I’ll try to get pics of my yarnbombs with the torch in the background, but this migt not be possible. I think the torch is only scheduled to be in the park for eight (count ’em, eight) minutes, and I’m sure there will be a turnout similar to what Canada Day brings. But I’ll try.
Back to knitting up a yarn storm.    

Why I Havent Been Knitifying

5 01 2010

First, happy new year. I know it’s been a while, but I have some explaining as to why it’s been so long.
So, the last time we went out to do some good clean knitifying, I found that trying to sew shit to trees in -15c is no fun. Not only that, I couldn’t feel my hands by 5 minutes in and I subscribe to the philosophy that using staples and zip straps is only okay if you really gotta be quick like a bunny, sly like a fox, in like Flynn and out like a light. None of my knitifications have necessitated this, so I use a needle and yarn. 
In addition, Stitch n Bitch was sorta on  hold (for me – the other ladies were ther, just not my slacker-ass) over the holidaze. I work on most of my knitifications there, so I haven’t been as productive, in terms of making knits to put out there. 
Also, and here’s where o start to lay on the excuses really thick, I was making Christmas knits before Christmas. I know, no motivation. 
But, it’s 2010 now, and with renewed concentration and a sense of humour sharper than my knitting needles and more twisted than a sheep wearing a cable-knit sweater and one paw (hoof?) in an electrical outlet, there go I. 
Tomorrow is the first SnB for Vernon of 2010 so I’ll be there working on something that doesn’t require much on the sewing front. Something easy to apply, like my favourites, bolt cozies/nut warmers. 
I should say, too, I have been working on something of a grander scale, but it won’t be done for some time yet. I’ll take some pics as soon as there’s something that makes sense. 
Ciao for now, my knittas!

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