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Knit the City: your friendly neighbourhood graffiti knitters feu d'artifice ! / Monthly challenge: fireworks! (English version below) Lorsqu'on pense aux feux d'artifice, la couleur qui vient en tête c'est le rouge généralement... j'ai donc basé ma participation sur cette couleur-là, avec deux "chefs d'oeuvres tricotesques" supplémentaires ! Et j'en ai profité pour finir mes cadeaux de Noël (mais en même temps, quand on ne voit sa famille que tous les deux mois grand maximum, un cadeau de Noël en retard c'est presque normal !). Offerts donc le week-end dernier et immédiatement portés, deux jolis accessoires qui faisaient suite à celui-ci (nous ne ferons pas de commentaire sur le fait que le billet en question est daté de février 2011 et fait également état de cadeaux de Noël !). Pour ma marraine, donc, dans le même fil, le béret assorti : Snapdragon Tam (Ysolda Teague), très joli modèle tiré de Whimsical little knits 2, un recueil que je recommande. Le fil ? Et quand on a déjà un bonnet et des mitaines, il faut aussi une écharpe ! Une laitue rouge ?! Ha ! Petites précisions d'usage :

Yarnbombing Egyptian Cotton Tapestries - Tapestry Miniatures The charming, exquisitely crafted and fanciful tapestry creations shown below are from the Wissa Wassef studios in Harrania, Egypt. Woven by young artisans who learned the tapestry craft as uninhibited, free-spirited children in their after- school hours, the meticulous weavings of fine cotton threads are exceedingly time- consuming to produce, and the source of much pride. Small pieces often represent months of weaving. Like the larger, more traditional Egyptian wool tapestries, these lyrical cotton miniatures are woven without drawings; the artists work from mental images alone. Animals, birds and plants from the surrounding countryside normally are the subjects. If you have not already read the Wissa Wassef Story, for some background on the astonishing Harranian experiment in creativity, be sure to do so. The colors in these pieces are soft and muted, as is typical with indigo and other natural dyes on cotton threads.

@Romi's Studio Knitting Art The Marius sweather | Dirty Embroideries - Naughty Knitting The most popular sweather in Norway for the last 60 years, has been the “Marius-genser”. Made in the national colours red, white and blue, and among others worn by King Harald when he was a crown prince and Gro Harlem Brundtland when she was our Prime Minister, it is my opinion that this sweather has become a national icon. Women all over the country have been knitting this sweather with it’s name after the war hero and slalom skier Marius Eriksen. Here you can see my son with his fathers old sweather. The pattern in the Marius sweather is taken from the much older sweather made in Setesdal in the south of Norway. Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison, known as Arne and Carlos, switched the “kross og kringle” pattern with spaceinvaders. I’ve also been playing with this icon. My 20 year old son liked this one very much, so I desidet to make a Pacman too: You can put in almost anything. Moods of Norway have been very popular around the world, especially here in Norway. Moods of Norway.

File ta[g] ville Lace : Kat Coyle Posted on | October 26, 2010 | 33 Comments Lace is an art piece I made this summer for the Anarchy Show at Post Gallery. The scenery depicted is inspired by Los Angeles streets lined with palm trees and the heavy sound of helicopters overhead. Reminding me of the pervasive watchful eye of authority. Lace Wool, cotton, thread, silk/stainless steel, wire (hand crocheted) 24 1/4″ w x 23 1/2″ h 2010 ravelry for yarn details Comments Mostly knitting | Just another knitting blog [I do get round to talking about knitting and spinning eventually in this post – keep going] I’ve spent a bit of time during this last year or so bemoaning the lack of time I have to devote to knitting and spinning. With a full time job, two little kids, and a husband I really should spend a little time with, there isn’t a great surprise that life is full, but is it too full? This week I’ve been away on a residential course with work. From the little I’ve read, the Benedictine way of life seems to be a life of balance. When I got my timetable for last week, I noticed it started at 8am (with prayer) and finished at 9pm each day. Now, 13 hour days are not out of the ordinary in my line of work. At the end of a 13 hour day I would expect to feel absolutely wiped out: the difference that taking 2 hours (to knit) out of the middle of the day made was astonishing. This course lasts for most of the rest of this year and we have a project to complete before the next residential. WIP update:

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