Monday, 30 March 2009

The Mystery of the Giant Pink Rabbit

A giant pink rabbit lies on a mountain at the foot of the Italian Alps. It lies there like a toy left behind by a child, with its eyes and mouth wide open in disbelief at how quickly it was replaced and forgotten. But the bunny was not discarded nor forgotten, it was made to be cherished and remembered. Its makers, the Gelitin Viennese art collective, placed it on the 5,000ft hill in 2005 after five years of intensive knitting to look as 'if knitted by giant grandmothers'. The creature is 200ft-long and was made with a soft waterproof material and stuffed with straw. It will stay on its back on the Colletto Fava mountain near the village of Artesina until 2025 hoping to be discovered, touched, climbed over, cuddled, visited by the sheep, fed by the villagers, worshipped by new acolytes, cuddled by the grass, kissed by the bees, washed by the rain, blanketed by the snow or just looked at from a plane or from Google Earth.

The full story of the pink Rabbit can be found on

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Cake at the bottom of the Rainbow?

This is fabulous, I love it and saw it whilst perusing the internet for St Patrick's Day goodness.... Full details on how to make one can be found here - go on, you know we want one : )

And if you are looking for other St Patrick's Day goodness (the Rainbow is a tenuous link), see what mastery has been created here by quietraine

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Is March the month of knitting genius?

Do you think the odds are against us if we are not March babies or is it just a peculiarity that so many knitters have their birthdays in March? On Ravelry last week three of my online friends were celebrating their birthdays.

This week real knitty friends and family from the real world are celebrating their birthdays.

Firstly Ma Knitwit (photo above, front right), a knitty genius like her daughter (photo below)... knitwit also likes beer!

Then there is Bombella,(photo below) who designs and makes her own stuff and celebrates her birthday today with my mum (bottom photo, she's the one on the left!)

Happy Birthday to you all

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

something to listen to whilst you're knititng

Here you will be able to listen again and again for up to 7 days

Knit One Purl One by Pippa Gladhill, read by Pippa Haywood
Funny and tender account of a marriage, a series of summer holidays and the importance of knitting

Radio 4, 3.30pm

See you at knit night from 7pm this Wednesday