Yarnstorm the Sixth: Oranges and Lemons Odyssey

24 Aug

“Oranges and Lemons,” said the bells of St Clements.

St Clements by The Purple Purler

St Clement's by The Purple Purler

“You owe me five farthings,” said the bells of St Martins.

St Martins by Knitting Ninja

St Martin's Orgar by Knitting Ninja

“When will you pay me?” said the bells of Old Bailey.

St Sepulchre-without Newgate by Deadly Knitshade

St Sepulchre-without Newgate by Deadly Knitshade

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate by Deadly Knitshade

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate by Deadly Knitshade

“When I grow rich,” said the bells of Shoreditch.

St Leonards in Shoreditch by Lady Loop

St Leonard's in Shoreditch by Lady Loop

“When will that be?” said the bells of Stepney.

St Dunstans in Stepney by Shorn-a the Dead

St Dunstans in Stepney by Shorn-a the Dead

“I do not know,” said the great bells of Bow.

St Mary Le Bow by Bluestocking Stitcher

St Mary Le Bow by Bluestocking Stitcher

St Mary Le Bow by Bluestocking Stitcher

St Mary Le Bow by Bluestocking Stitcher

(Thanks to the girls from Alt Artist for spending the day with us. Can’t wait to see the results)

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33 Responses to “Yarnstorm the Sixth: Oranges and Lemons Odyssey”

  1. djaj August 24, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    I just fell in love with the bells on the last picture…

    • bluestockingstitcher August 24, 2009 at 11:51 pm #

      Thank you! I fell in love with them a little as I was making them.

  2. Tamsyn August 24, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    Fab Graffiti as usual 🙂 Love the oranges and lemons.

  3. Howie Woo August 24, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    Those elegant and beautiful creations elevate knit graffiti to new eloquent heights!

  4. Knitsophrenic August 24, 2009 at 10:11 am #

    Divine – So sweet and sour!!!

  5. Alt Artist August 24, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    Stunning as always. Was a pleasure to chase you across london for the day!

  6. Iris August 24, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    Is that a little knitted police officer on the Old Bailey one? It’s brilliant! As is everything else.

    • Deadly Knitshade August 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

      Thanks! It is a little policeman. Along with a hangman, a barrister, an angel, a devil and a burglar. Justice themed for Newgate Prison and the Old Bailey. 🙂

  7. jafabrit August 24, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    I love the bells, but also very much the context of the knit graffiti.

  8. mizelissa August 24, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    Just beautiful. Where do you all find the time? How long had you been planning for this one? I know a lot of thought goes into these and they seem to be getting better all the time. I only wish I were in London to see it “in the flesh”.

    • Deadly Knitshade August 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

      Thanks. We’d like to say we have a time machine in the secret Yarn Corps bunker and we make time.

      Truth is we have no idea. We just love it so much we find time. 🙂

  9. Sarah - Jane down the lane August 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    You are all Brilliant and absoloutely bonkers and I love you! Let me know if you need any extras for Yarnstorm the the movie, I am a dab hand with my Knitting Nancy!
    ;D Sarah.

  10. Lovelyarns August 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    Magnificent yarnstorm! Beautifully done! You are an inspiration to graffiti knitters…
    (Lets just hope this stays up a little longer than the spider web.)
    Bravo!

  11. gwensmom August 24, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    Y’all are so clever! I love this one.

  12. Jasmine August 24, 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    Love these – I’m going to link to the page on Twitter and on Moneymagpie. Keep up the good work!

  13. Johann August 24, 2009 at 7:39 pm #

    I’ve seen yarnstorming that seemed to be done just for the sake of doing it, but these are works of art!

    You’re inspiring me to want to do some gritting of my own! I was thinking of a spider’s web for Halloween to start with.

    And thanks for letting me post photos on my blog of all this glorious insanity!

  14. Missknittywoo August 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    This is truly beautiful, I love it all

  15. Jen August 25, 2009 at 8:24 pm #

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but some of that is crochet, right? I knit and crochet, and I particularly love sculptural crochet. So many people equate crochet with 70s style granny fashion, it’s good to see crochet done well. Gorgeous stuff.

    • bluestockingstitcher August 25, 2009 at 9:25 pm #

      You are right – some of this is crochet

    • Deadly Knitshade August 26, 2009 at 1:11 am #

      Thanks! Yes. We’re about crochet as much as knitting. It’s all yarny goodness. 🙂

  16. Valerie August 25, 2009 at 9:01 pm #

    I absolutely love those oranges and lemons. What some great shots you’ve taken, they’ve really made me smile.
    🙂

  17. molli August 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm #

    you make me sigh cos it is too beautiful, ihr seid überirdisch, ich liebe euch alle.

    • Deadly Knitshade August 26, 2009 at 11:30 pm #

      Vielen Dank. Wir lieben deine Kreaturen in den Wäldern

  18. second storie August 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    super, super cool. beautiful work and beautiful photography, too. those bright colors against the iron gates and stone are just stunning…

  19. second storie August 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Super, super cool. Beautiful work and beautiful photography, too. The bright colors against the iron and stone are just stunning…

  20. Cat September 2, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    Good stuff, very creative! 🙂

  21. DutchEve September 7, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    Inspirational! Can’t wait to see the next Yarnstorm.
    This is what I meant by taking knitted graffiti one step further.

    • Deadly Knitshade September 7, 2009 at 9:54 pm #

      Thanks very much. 🙂

      We’ve got some interesting plans for future yarnstorms too… Mwa ha haaaaaa! No longer just covering stuff in knitting. We can’t go back 🙂

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