knitified* hits Vertigo

23 06 2010

So here’s the big deal:

knitified* is on the NOAA featured members wall at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon!!!  If you’re in Vernon, stop by to see it before July 31… Gallery Vertigo is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-4 pm and they always have great shows.

I just might have to yarnbomb the little gallery that could.  Doesn’t the light switch on the members wall look like it’s begging for a cozy? Or maybe the banister going up the stair case?  Hmmm…

In other news, I’m knitting my ass off to get some little bombs done for my trip to Castlegar and the west Kootenays.  I think on the drive down and the drive back I should have ample time to get my little knits out.  So now it’s a question of volume. I need to knit.



New Knitification

4 06 2010

Here’s a quick one before the weekend since my last few posts have been sans knitification.

Knitified Shennanigans

6 05 2010

Hey, friend.

Here’s downtown Vernon last night.  Fun stuff.

Also, here’s my next project:

Should be fun.  I cast on for it last night at Stitch & Bitch when I got sick of weaving in ends.  Fun stuff.

I still need ideas for who’s next in my series, so let me know who you think I should do.

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.

Knitified, Bitch!

4 03 2010
Okay, so I will resolve for the month of March to be more vigilant in always knitting knitting knitting so as to have a ready stash of knitifications ready to knitify. I’d like to have a few in my bag ready to go at any time.

Here’s one for the meantime. After putting this up, for a job well done, the meemats lady and I tried to do a celebratory jumping hi5 but brutally failed. Didn’t quite end up with hands jammed in faces, but it was close. Laughed so hard I almost peed myself.

Fun times…

This is me showing off the tag.

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.

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