Dissertation: DONE


After months of reding, knitting and writing my dissertation is finally complete and handed in! Hurrah! I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who supported my work, blog and facebook page throughout the project, especially those who took the time to give interviews. I’m going to take a few weeks off from yarn bombing, just while I recover (!) but will be back before too long!

On your bike…

Finally got around to doing a stripy bike rack, this one is between University Road and Tyndall Avenue. We put this up on Saturday evening, and due to my perfectionist ways, got caught out by the University security guard. It took quite a while to attach and we were drawing a fair amount of attention from passers-by but we were just attaching the label when a man in a fluro jacket with a walkie-talkie came to ask what we were doing. Ever-clever I looked up dumbly and said ‘making it look pretty’ which was promptly followed by a lecture that we were ‘littering’ and liable for a police fine… He then admitted he couldn’t do anything and headed off, so we stitched up and legged it! These pictures were taken the next day, we didn’t fancy hanging around any longer than neccessary on Saturday. But it’s still there and everytime I walk past there’s someone looking at it or touching it. I like it!

It had to be done!

I couldn’t really go the entire period of writing my dissertation without yarn bombing at least some part of the geography department! I’ve been desparate to give this sign monster feet for ages but only just got round to it this week. These little paws were whipped up in about 4 hours one evening and then fitted by a fellow MSc student last Friday. Monster feet are one of my favourite things to make, really quick and easy and always make me smile. It was the first time I’ve installed a piece in the middle of the day (rather than early in the morning/late at night) and I was surprised how easy it was. A few people walked past but noone stopped or asked what we were up to.  I’m not sure the porter even realised what was going on! I’m really pleased with the way they turned out and love the idea of the sign just walking off one day.