Friday, August 27, 2010

continuing to plushify Bristol...

Contrary to appearances, I have not been idle. Although I've been busy with non-knitting activities (I have recently joined Bristol's new Roller Derby team), I was spurred on by the appearance of a little railing cosy on Gaol Ferry bridge, by Pod Knit. I've been planning something for that bridge for a while and I finally finished this thing:
Knitted Hazard Tape on Gaol Ferry Bridge, Bristol
Hopefully it'll be useful as well as pretty and cushion any cyclists knees that might knock into the barrier!

I also completed a project that was inspired by limpets that I saw stuck to bollards on our holiday in Wales. This one I put up in Bristol's street art hot spot, Stokes Croft. Every time I pass it, it's been moved around a little, so it's obviously getting noticed. Today it was all soggy and in danger of sliding to the bottom, but someone had tucked it in a bit to keep it up. Now I just have to hope it won't get co-opted for the Stokes Croft Museum...
Limpets by day

I also seem to be getting quite a bit of online attention, from Podknit, Knit Hacker, Stitch'n'Ting and something called e-democracy. Thanks for all the love!

5 comments:

Jade said...

Hey! Thanks for the mention :) That last piece is on the bottom of Nine Tree Hill right? I saw it on my way home on the bus :) Glad to find out it was you.

Keep bombing!

Valerie said...

I love your yarnbombs! Next year I hope to come to Bristol and see some of them in person :-) :-)

elpats said...

Great work. I've just added this piece to my site www.bristol-street-art.co.uk.

miss said...

I have a photo of your art!! what is your email, i want to send you!!!

Nanna D said...

You are Fab!!!!

Seeing this from a No 75 inspired me to start yarnbombing.

Thank you soooooooo much!