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This little piggie

Yarnbombing. It’s the sport of choice for knitters who are secretly ninjas. Or visa versa. The term ‘yarnbombing’ covers everything from a simple knitted tag on a lamp post, to elaborate sculptural work –  it’s just like graffitti, only fuzzier and way easier to remove. Whether you favour subterfuge in the dead of night, or the barefaced, broad-daylight, stitch-and-run-like-hell approach, yarnbombing is full of adrenaline-y goodness.

That’s really all I’m going to say right now, because I have pictures instead.

This little piggie is called Oliver, and he lives in Rundle Mall. With the mad Ninja Skills of several Anonymous Crafternooners, Oliver was rendered stylish with wristwarmers and a tail warmer. They will not last for very long, of course. (I’m pretty sure the Adelaide City Council has anti-Ninjas on its cleanup staff.) Still worth it. Completely.

EDIT #1 – 16 hours later, still there!

EDIT #2 – 48 hours later, well and truly gone. Ah well… out, out brief candle…

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Posted by on April 19, 2010 in Craftiness


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Adelaide. We’ve got balls.

A friend of mine recently moved right out of the freaking COUNTRY, so I thought I would make her a little piece of her hometown to take with her. And here it is, made of sparkly silver yarn, weighted with proper Australian coinage, and with a hand-embroidered sash:

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For the uninitiated among you, this is an amigurumi replica of a famous Adelaidean piece of public art: the Mall’s Balls. Officially called The Spheres, it’s a civic reminder that we are Adelaide, and we’ve got balls. Check out the original below:


Posted by on January 28, 2010 in Craftiness


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