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Catch Up

Whoops…time has got the better of me.

Here’s a very fast run down of what i’ve been up to the last couple of weeks:

  • Knit graffiti for the New Dowse

  • having a nosey around design spun in Napier

  • Relaxing at Port’o Call in Napier (in between having an amazingly inspiring time at Knit August Nights)

  • And dyeing some fabbo new colourways! Hooray! They will be in the online shop a bit later today 😀

  • oooh and mustn’t forget – Knit Pro needles! I have an office full of them, and they’ll be available for purchase once the new shop goes live (any day now, fingers crossed!)

August 31, 2010   No Comments

Road trippin’

A few snaps of this weekend’s jaunt to Taranki to take a knit graffiti workshop at the Govett-Brewster. It was wonderful to get away, meet a few fabulous yarnies, and indulge in some beautiful views and great food.

For more photos of what we got up to, pop on over to the Outdoorknit blog.

xx Tash

August 17, 2010   No Comments

More leaves, and leaves

And again, the leaves continue falling from the trees and my camera begs to be taken out.

I thought the soft knitted leaves for It’s a tree would be a nice contract for the crisp, dry leaves on the ground.

I can’t wait for more leaves to arrive so the pile of knitted leaves is as big as the real ones!

April 20, 2010   No Comments

It’s a tree!

Knitsch, OutdoorKnit, Craft2.0 and the New Dowse are excited to reveal:

It’s a tree!

This is a collaborative community project, which means we need you.

The idea is this:

there are a few very tall lamp posts outside the New Dowse in Lower Hutt, and OutdoorKnit decided it would be a pretty fun idea to turn them into something different…trees!

What OutdoorKnit needs is lots of knitted, crochet or even sewn flowers, leaves and native birds to cover these ‘trees’. The best medium for this is acrylic – it wears better when the weather gets a bit grotty.

I’ve been knitting away over the past few weeks to get my pile of leaves and flowers ready. Watch this space for suggested patterns, installation dates and how to get your contribution added to the tree.

April 17, 2010   No Comments

Crafternoon Tea with Granny G – the Knitsch episode

After many attempts to both be free on one evening, Genny and I finally managed to have a bit of a chin-wag about all things knit graffiti, hand dyed and fibre arty.

I was determined that I would not listen to it, as I was certain i’d said the same thing over and over again.

Seeing as I had a lazy Sunday afternoon ahead of me, armed with laptop, knitting and a dash of apprehension, listened to my interview. It wasn’t so bad as expected, and the interview itself was more like a chat with a new friend about shared passions.

Crafternoon Tea with Granny G can be downloaded (for free!) through iTunes or through her website. It really is worth tuning in each week, each interviewee is so fascinating and Genny is rather inspiring herself. There is something rather mesmerising about Genny’s voice, so it’s not hard to get lost in her podcast and suddenly realise several hours have disappeared.

 So grab a cuppa, your knitting and a quiet corner, and enjoy.

April 12, 2010   No Comments