KIP 2012

KIP 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Nuisance underlined advertisements!

Sorry all - there seems to be some sort of glitch here and in other sites where random words are underlined somehow and hovering over them - or clicking on them, thinking you are linking to a legitimate site - will give you an annoying advert.  I've tried to remove the ones that attach themselves as I publish posts, but one or two just won't go.  So annoying!

Knitting on a rainy day in Orewa

Once again we met, we shared, we laughed and we knat!  Some amazing work being done - welcome to Heather and Helen who both returned after a break, and thanks so much to Barbara D and Mary for sharing some of their 'stash' - such excitement.
Wee Blake has been sick so was not with us this week - hopefully he'll be back on board for our class next week.  Melissa and Jonty knitted up a storm - Jonty is now vocalising and made us very aware of his opinions on our work - as any 11 week old will (!).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Worldwide Knitting In Public - KIP - celebration

Despite the freezing cold weather (by Orewa standards!) we have re- yarn bombed the tree outside the Estuary Arts Centre at the Western Reserve in Orewa, north of Auckland.  This has consistently had some lovely knitted and crocheted embellishments over the last couple of years, however recently someone has removed everything!  Here's hoping these lovely ones stay a lot longer.

In loving memory

Winsome Routley, our lovely friend and fellow Kaipatiki knitter passed away after a short illness.  She will be very much missed.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

New generations at knitting . . .

Last week's Wednesday group hosted 3 (count them!) 3 knitting babies - lovely.
Today at Kaipatiki we were relocated due to a major flood following a burst pipe, but that didn't stop Koewyn learning some new crochet moves!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Term 2 is about to start . . .

Although some of us haven't stopped!  I am starting a jacket for my man, plus trying to get some of those UFOs (UnFinished Objects) completed!  Check out the new photo of Muriel from the Kaipatiki group - her new sleeveless jacket is absolutely gorgeous.  Bashi also completed her mauve shawl - sorry, no photo - we were taking and laughing too much!
The Kaipatiki bicycle is ready to hit the streets.
At the Estuary we are gearing up towards the 'Transforming the Square' exhibition in November - all others are also welcome to be involved.  I think I'll look for a bigger space, the rate we're going.  We'll be talking details next week so we can do a floorplan and layout of all the great work.
Literacy North Shore is advertising the Knitting with Numbers course I am offering there next term, and there is a Saturday workshop available in May at Selwyn College - check it out.
See you soon!  Keep knitting and sharing ideas and inspirations.  :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Knitting in all the right places!

Hi everyone, the latest knitting news from the Knitcetera crew is that we are starting to think about winter knits already!  With the weather cooling down, some if us are knitting beanies, scarves and other winter warmers.  We are not forgetting the graffiti knitting aspects of our knitting though, with a small group steadily building up a store of attachable flowers, etc ready for our next foray!

Kaipatiki knitters are looking forward to the big shift in May when we will accompany Jill and the crew to their new premises next to Marlborough Hall in Glenfield - very exciting.  And the veranda looks just the place for some lovely baskets of knitted flowers, methinks!

Anyone interested in diversifying into some sewing as well as knitting, remember to ask for a peek at our stash at the Estuary Arts Centre - glorious material offcuts to set the creative juices flowing!

Irish Hiking Scarf

Irish Hiking Scarf pattern

approx. 350 yards of worsted weight yarn
size 8 US needles and a cable needle or one double pointed needle
(Feel free to use chubbier yarn and/or larger needles to make a giant scarf. It will look just as lovely!)
Finished size, approx. 5 ½” x 55”
Cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1. (WS) K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2
Row 2. (RS) K4, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K4
Row 3. (WS) repeat row 1
Row 4. (RS) repeat row 2
Row 5. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 6. (RS) repeat row 2.
Row 7. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 8. (RS) K4, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K4
Repeat these rows to desired length, ending on row 7. Bind off.
C6F = Slip 3 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K3, then K the 3 sts. off cable needle.
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Seagardens Aotearoa

Large Seagardens Aotearoa piece


Edith's veges

Detail of Gillian's seascape

Christine's stilt

Sally's work

Edith's toadstools

Well done Christine!

Kaywin and Jan's bunting


Jennie's roses

Elaine's birds made with sock wool

Gillian's monster flower

more fruit from Sally

Sally's veges

Gillian's starfish -back

Edith's fish

Sally's dolphin

Sian's flower

Gillian's paua

Robyn's sunset-inspired piece

Robyn's sunset-inspired piece

Jennie's hats

Barbara T's crochet