Saturday, December 10, 2011

knitting around Subi

Through December, Captain Plaknit is travelling around Subi, meeting lots of great new people and installing the bright and joyful knitting of the Knit-a-wish project! Have you seen it?!

Some very sweet little people got creative at the Subi Farmers Markets today and decorated this tree. It was a gorgeous day for sitting in the shade chatting to people of all ages!

The results of our fun knitting picnic are installed! Now a very comfy and colourful chair ...

This week I also popped down to Forrest Walk, where kids were writing letters to Santa, getting ther faces painted, and sucking lollipops! 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Meet you at the Station

If you are down at the station - Subiaco Train Station that is - check out the poles yarn tagged for Knit-a-wish! They have got lots of great comments from passers-by, and people love to stop and feel the beautiful hand-knitted pieces. HUGE thanks to the wonderful and clever and very kind Emi, of Thimbles and Soup for her assistance in stitching up the yarn tags at a busy train station in the heat! xx

ps - how cute is this baby llama?!?! The petting zoo was right near the train station at the Subi Festival :)

Subi Primary Knit up a storm!

After 8 exciting workshops with students at Subiaco Primary School, the fence at the front of the school was yarn tagged - with much enthusiasm! - by the participants. Spot the Christmassy words, trees, angels, and stars. It was such a pleasure to work with these kids, and finger-knitting is now the new fad at school!  Drive past a take a look! 

Picnic time!

I was truly impressed with all of the City of Subiaco staff who joined in the Knit-a-wish picnic, created metres of finger-knitting and yarn tagged the park bench! Thank you!

Forrest Walk

Last Thursday night, Rokeby Rd came alive with festivities! Despite the heat, there was a great crowd at Subiaco Festival. Knit-a-wish moved into Forrest Walk and started by yarn-tagging a pole. More going up soon - watch this space!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

knit-a-wish contributions

Coming in in bundles are lovely creations for many inspired community members! Thank you muchly to all the lovely and talented people who have taken part in our project. xox

captain plaknit's  giant granny square!

more granny patterns! made by the lovely emi @ thimbles and soup :) 

beautiful work of 3 women i met at the subi farmers markets

stripey knitted panels, made with love, by mildred!

awesome knit-a-wish knitted sign made by nadine, over at loopopoly :) 

finger knitting from subi primary students 

more finger knitting, made at the subi farmers market!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Library Display!

I spent an enjoyable afternoon in the Subiaco Library setting up the Knit-a-wish display! We have had a number of generous donations of yarn, as well as many yarn creations! Pictures of those soon!

The display highlights some of the library's knitting and crochet books, as well as some 'knit-kits' to encourage people to get involved in the Knit-a-wish project.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

finger knitting good!

It has been a month since I started every Saturday at the Subi Farmers Market. It is a delightful atmosphere - friendly people, lots of happy kids, delicious smells, bright colours, great live music . . . .

Each week there are some regulars, and some newbies who join in the Knit-a-wish project. This week for the first time, there were a group of boys who joined in for hours and were quite competitive about how much finger knitting they had done in what time!

G is a regular, and she is working on a gorgeous crochet granny square, with great skill.

The collection box in the Subiaco Library is filling up too! I am putting up a display in the library this afternoon, with some new books all about yarn bombing, knit graffiti, or what ever you choose to call it. Please pop in and have a look!

A lovely friend, Thimbles and Soup, is joining the project to work with me on putting some Knit-a-wish Kits together for group s in the community to use and join in. We are taking a good look around the City of Subiaco community to find the ideal locations to decorate - watch out for the Knit-a-wish tags!

I also met with another friend, and keen yarn bomber, N, who is working on a knitted 'Knit-a-wish' sign! We 'yarned' over breakfast yesterday, while I crocheted together the finger knitting that has been created so far.

My task this week is to book in some workshops with schools and community groups to tell them about the project - and get them involved by covering a local landmark in yarn creations of course! I am really looking forward to it!