KIP 2012

KIP 2012

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Planning the exhibition

Counting down to the exhibition at the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa.  The opening is Thursday evening, 09th June and the exhibition closes Sunday 03 July.(Not quite a month, I realise!)  We are discussing each specific area of the centre with ideas for what people will produce to fit each space.  People have some wonderful ideas, and all are very busy on something or other!  As well as those enrolled in my knitting classes on Wednesdays, there are also others interested in participating - individuals and groups.  It's so exciting and I am keeping in touch with people and setting up times, etc for discussing what they will provide, when and where it will be displayed.
One of the interesting things will be how to display these items - it would be too expensive to frame or similarly treat most of the pieces, so we have to be creative in our display as well as in the overall design.
The spaces are each quite different, presenting some wonderful opportunities to do different things in each area, and in some places, a range of things.  I will take some photos regularly now to demonstrate what will go where - as I make the final decisions.  I am very happy with the overall fluidity of the process - it is very much a collaborative work now.  Keep it up all you wonderful people!  It's great how everything is coming together and the spaces that lend themselves to a specific treatment just seem to let us know - and I am planning accordingly.
For those who are unsure what to make now - remember to check in with me - but as a broad guideline, we need:  fish, birds and related seaside items for upstairs; bugs, butterflies, etc for the wall high up in the cafe; rectangular and/or square pieces for the small windows up the stairs; flowers, leaves and insects for the 'garden' Sian is organising downstairs; table embellishments and 'food' for Barbara D's afternoon tea setting.
All the weekly samples will be being used in a 'knitting circle' exhibit in the main foyer, and other items are able to be incorporated in some of the other areas.  All suggestions and ideas still being gratefully accepted and discussed as possibilities - keep them coming!
I want to reassure everyone - I am writing everything down and keeping a record of it all - as if you even doubted it!  :)

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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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