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yarnbomb: abandoned bike lock

Posted on by MK Carroll

While doing "recon" before the Find Art Festival, I started noticing how many bike racks have abandoned bike locks on them, and started thinking about yarnbombing them. This is a crocheted flowering vine, taking over the abandoned bike lock the way vines will take over anything that stays still long enough.

Counterfeit Crochet "crochet-in" this week in Honolulu

Posted on by MK Carroll

As part of the Find Art Festival, Stephanie Syjuco is holding "crochet-ins" at the Pegge Hopper Gallery in downtown Honolulu. The Counterfeit Crochet Project is an excellent example of craftivism, and ArchiPURLago and I (along with at least a few other Aloha Knitters) are planning to be at the Friday 5:00 - 8:00 PM crochet-in. I'm also hoping to make it over to the panel discussion on Thursday (5:00 - 6:30 PM, The ARTS at Marks Garage) after the sit-and-knit session at The Honolulu Museum of Arts Spalding House (2:00 - 4:00 PM). 

I've been looking at various handbags, and this one from the Tory Burch collection for Resort 2013 caught my eye:

 

From the press release:

Pegge Hopper Gallery, 1164 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI

Wednesday, June 27, 2:00-5:00 PM: Beginning crocheters welcome

Thursday, June 28, 2:00-5:00 PM: Advance crocheters

Friday, June 29, 3:00-5:00 PM: Advance crocheters

Friday, June 29, 5:00-8:00 PM: Opening reception, crocheters of all levels welcome

Saturday, June 30, 2:00-5:00 PM: OPEN SESSION! Come one, come all!

All workshops are open for drop ins (at any skill level), but Stephanie is going to try to tailor her activities according to the schedule above.

Pony Express | ArchiPURLago

Posted on by MK Carroll

Pony Express | ArchiPURLago

Another example of how we couldn't have pulled this off without volunteers! lilikoiknits did this knitted QR code, and it really works! It was a little nail-biting there for a bit - she finished it during an Aloha Knitters meeting and we started testing it out with our smartphones right away. We must have sounded like we were celebrating a sports team win when it worked.