Yarnstorm the Third: the Phonebox Cosy

9 Jul

Cor blimey, guvnor. Some cheeky little blighters’ve yarnstormed me dog and bone.


Woolly phonebox and Big Ben

Watch this space for the full story in which we deal with sooooo much sewing, scary stretching stitches, and a stop and search by some laughing policemen…

This Phonebox Cosy is dedicated to the memory of June. Whose yarn was nefariously used to knit most of it. We are assured she would have loved it, and probably joined in with the yarnstorm if she’d been there.


58 Responses to “Yarnstorm the Third: the Phonebox Cosy”

  1. Missknittywoo July 9, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    Lovin’ lovin’ lovin’ it!!

  2. jennifer | themakelounge July 9, 2009 at 8:50 am #

    It’s gorgeous!

  3. jujustrickt July 9, 2009 at 8:59 am #

    very cool, can’t wait for the full story 🙂

  4. alex milway July 9, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    That’s awesome. And HUGE. Must have taken forever

  5. guerillaChesko July 9, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    This is absolutely awesome!! I’ve posted a short feature on my blog. Keep up the great work!

    For the feature click here.

  6. Sew Recycled! July 9, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    That is so fantastic! Imagine a whole world like this! Fun!

  7. Little Brown Bird July 9, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    That’s brilliant!

  8. AlpacaAddict July 9, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    That is F A N T A S T I C!!!!

    You go girls!

  9. BNM July 9, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    Sends shivers up my spine.

  10. holyhandcrafter July 9, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    HA HA HA well done joody.

  11. Leanne July 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    This is amazing! I love it.

  12. Deadly Knitshade July 9, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone. 🙂

    The Yarn Corps x

  13. Yarn Panda July 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    I am in awe. That is the most badass yarnstorms ever.

  14. DKLeather July 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    absolutely brilliant!!

  15. CalistroWriter July 9, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    I love it! It’s so pretty and made me smile. Keep up the good work. I just tweeted about yarn-storming so hopefully you’ll have a few new visitors stopping by…

  16. jafabrit July 9, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    I LOVE it, GROOVY!

  17. Julia July 11, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    Tis a thing of beauty, you really are stamping your mark on the city!

  18. Owl_or_Nothing July 12, 2009 at 6:20 pm #

    These are awesome! I’m in awe…you rock.

  19. kimberley July 13, 2009 at 4:43 am #

    LOVE your work. Could I please use your photo in a post about graffiti knitting – will link back to your site. Many thanks, Kimberley

  20. GingerknitsUK July 13, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    Tis a thing of beauty.

  21. Tracey July 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    You gals are legends! Please keep it up – I can’t wait for the next yarnstorm! xxx

  22. Kristina July 14, 2009 at 5:05 am #

    How I wish I was there to see it!
    Excellent job ladies!

  23. brightlightwarriornika July 16, 2009 at 8:47 pm #

    I love it, beautiful

  24. molli July 18, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    best phone box of the world. can i have a picture with autogramm??

    • Deadly Knitshade July 18, 2009 at 2:06 pm #

      Hee hee. Thanks.

      If we autograph it you would know our secret identities! 😉

  25. Knit Spirit July 19, 2009 at 7:10 am #

    I looooove this phonebox! Are you gonna do that in Paris? (I leave there and I’d really to see something like that! ^^)

  26. jafabrit July 22, 2009 at 10:01 pm #

    I ADORE this!!!!!!!!

  27. toftus July 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    well done for making us knitters proud…. so much hard work, you deserve every congrats you get and congrats to purple purler for the new stitchette status x

  28. zoemedia July 29, 2009 at 11:48 pm #

    Love this one! 🙂 Beautiful

  29. Pottytime August 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    June’s my Mum. (the one credited at the beginning) Thanks for the credit. You’re completely right – she would have loved something like this and certainly would have taken part if she could. I think the project’s brilliant. Could you do a scaled down version for my moby, please?

  30. Kate Rowe August 23, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    Hi, I’m June’s daughter and am so chuffed with the dedication to her. The phone box cosie is a tour de force, what a great bunch you are. She would have loved it, she was a special lady and full of fun. I live in Bristol and feel this City needs a knitting grafitti person a la Banksy to cheer it up. My knitting skills leave a lot to be desired but maybe I should take on the challenge.

    • Deadly Knitshade August 23, 2009 at 9:27 pm #

      We’re so pleased to have been able to use her yarn as a fitting tribute. Thanks so much for the kind words.

      We think you should totally yarnstorm Bristol! A yarnstorm starts with one stitch you know. 🙂

      KTC x

  31. sheree don August 24, 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    i play golf with my great friend lyn who is june’s daughter i met her mum and she was a very funny and lovely ladies, i think she would think the knitting is great love sheree x

  32. Kate Rowe August 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    I have just been to a History of Knitting exhibition in Central Library, Bristol and was delighted to see a photo of the Phone Box cosie as a great example of knitting graffiti. My Mum would have loved this story. Kate (June’s daughter).

    • Deadly Knitshade August 26, 2009 at 11:26 pm #

      Yay! Glad they used the pic in the end. They got in contact with us a while back to ask. How could we say no? 🙂

  33. Lyn Bewley August 27, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    Hi I am another of June’s daughters, what a brilliant dedication to our great Mum. I am sure she will be looking at the PURLY Gates wandering how she can yarnstorm them

    Best Wishes for your next ventures
    Lyn X

    • Deadly Knitshade August 27, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

      Hee hee. Purly gates. Love that. 🙂

      We promise to carry on using the yarn for stuff to make you all proud.

      KTC x

  34. Lynn October 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Hello From New Brunswick, Canada
    What a lovely tribute.
    You’ve inspired me to Knit my City.
    Happy Knitting!

  35. kris January 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    ooh this is brilliant.
    I think we should simultaneously do some pillar boxes next? What does anyone think?
    And just leave them on.. 🙂 If we could do enough… then tip off the newspapers 🙂

    • Deadly Knitshade January 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

      You’re very welcome to go ahead and rustle up some pillar box knitters.

      Let us know how it goes. 🙂

  36. Samantha Morshed January 16, 2011 at 3:30 am #

    So fantastic! Keep knitting the city. xx

  37. นิตติ้ง January 19, 2011 at 6:54 am #

    Hopefully I will see someone knitting like that for Big Ben, lol


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