Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Gallery ... Colour

I'm joining in with The Gallery and this week, the prompt is Colour ....


In the summer, the good people of my hometown gathered together to knit and crochet up a storm as part of an arts event called Flock to Ossett. I've never before lamented that my knitting skills are, to put it politely, basic and that crocheting just looks like someone performing high level wool magic. *Sigh*

But I was beyond proud that my Mum, who DOES know how to cast on and off and other such arcane knowledge, joined in and was part of an actual yarn-bombing. My mum, ladies and gentleman, an arts terrorist armed with wool and a crochet hook ...

And the town looked glorious. Full of .. TA-DA ...colour


Though I DID make a contribution to Flock to Ossett, albeit a small (and badly knitted) one, for somewhere on this gloriously colourful bike ....


... is a two inch strip of knitting that I ACTUALLY knitted. All by myself. And without* my mum tutting and saying: "I've tried to teach her LOADS of times."

*Oh sorry, WITH -_-


This is my entry for The Gallery, check out everyone else's entries at Sticky Fingers.

By the way, if you're visiting there is a new installation in Ossett for Christmas called #1000snowflakes


Less colour, but just as beautiful.


8 comments :

  1. Wow, beautiful and so colourful!

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  2. I am in complete awe of that bike and the snowflakes are amazing!
    I've been crocheting some snowflakes myself but it would take me till next winter to accumulate enough to make any impression. Love this post :-)

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  3. That's a great idea, I've seen that in Wellington, New Zealand where I think the Maori's do it to recognise the tree gods. But such a breath of fresh air seeing such bright colours on trees

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  4. I love the bike - such a quirky yet fun idea x

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  5. That it absolutely awesome. What a fantastic community project.

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  6. I like the sound of Ossett.
    Love that bike it is beautiful.
    I wish I could knit.

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  7. Wow, that bike! Love love love it

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