Saturday, 25 April 2009

Tricot Machine

In the studio yesterday, we were joking about current television programmes that could substitute the word 'knitting' in their title, such as 'Knitting on Ice', 'Britain's got Knitting' and 'Have I Got Knit For You' - Today I came across this amazing video by a Canadian band called 'Tricot Machine' who's name translates to as Knitting Machine. I thought my intarsia was time consuming, but these clever devils used 700 stills of knitting to form the animation, have a look it's incredible!

Tricot Machine || Les peaux de liรจvres from Dare To Care Records on Vimeo.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Even though today was lovely and sunny, my evening journey back from university was still a little chilly. Perhaps I could do with one of these:

It's a knitted turkey hat by Catirina Bonet Designs. There's nothing in her shop at the moment though, but I'm already excited to see what she will come up with next..

Friday, 17 April 2009

Run for cover..

I'm itching to get this beast going on my needles in the next few weeks. It's going to be one heck of a sweater!

A new type of yarn

I was slightly startled thisafternoon when I returned from making a
cup of tea and noticed my ball of grey yarn had suddenly grown a face!
Perhaps Ollie wondered why these colourful stringy things were more
important than going for his walk and decided to investigate.. Knit 1,
Purl 1 hey Ollie?

Thursday, 16 April 2009


That my friend found Sean found in a bookshop in Warrington Circa 1935.

We have no idea who these people are. It reminds me of the time I once bought a camera in the charity shop which still had film left in, so I decided to have it developed. It must have belonged to an old lady who took the camera with her and two friends on a day trip to Blackpool back in the 70's


At the moment I am looking after Ollie the dog! He's a little terror sometimes though, balls of yarn are NOT for doggies to play with especially when they are attatched to my knitting needles!

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Hello, Bee

Sorry for the lack of updates recenty! I've been in a bit of a busy busy world, knitting knitting knittting! I am indeed a busy bee.

I DID however make time to see some friends last night, and we played Scrabble. As you can see, we are not very good, especially by the end when we could only make 'so' and 'by'. There were some minor discrepencies over some words, however on the whole it was a good match, and I came 3rd with 117 points.

For some exciting news, back in January applied to do the Menswear MA at the Royal College of Art in September, specialising in Knitwear.. and last Wednesday I found out that I've been offered the place! So the next two years will be filled with more knitting delights, exciting hey?

Now time for more tea and to get the knitting needles out!
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A dog that looks like a panda! Pandog!

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