Tuesday, September 13, 2011

knit night on the brain: COMPLETED!

This past weekend in Hamilton was amazing. Supercrawl was so so good. The best ever. I was so impressed and thrilled to share such a great Hamilton event with some friends and family who were visiting. And The Beehive completed our giant knit fa├žade of The Brain, which we've been working on since June/July.

We were literally knitting and piecing the installation together as it was going up. And many of us were knitting non-stop in the week leading up to the deadline. Towards the end we pulled out the big guns to speed things up - mega huge knitting needles! Thank goodness for chunky yarn and big needles.

We couldn't have done this without our friends and family. In addition to all the knitters that helped with the actual creation of the piece, we could never have installed it without the tireless help of Gary. THANK YOU GARY! Sky Jack operator extraordinaire. And Kieran and Mike. HEROES. And thank you Heather who patiently let us take over The Brain, inside and out.

Oh, and that amazing knit recreation of The Brain logo? Yeah, that was Courtney. She's the mastermind behind this entire thing. Not only is she speediest knitter I've ever met, she's also a genius when it comes to making up patterns. Three cheers for Courtney!!!

And now it's done. It was only up for 2.5 days, but it was totally worth it. Our first giant Beehive project! If you swing by in the next little while, you can still check out the yellow section with the The Brain sign, which is still up.

Now that  knitting bricks and giant sections of yellow is behind me, it's time to get back to knitting flowers non-stop again. Oh, and school. Yeah, another year of school.


katie said...

it looks awesome! can't wait to see how your wall is going :)

Chloe Lees said...

This looked so fantastically amazing. I think my favourite part are the knitted window boxes - perfection!

Bru Capraro said...

wow!!! pure art! amazing building.
xoxo from Brazil

Gabriela said...

That looks fantastic guys. Great job!

Kate Hunter said...

Thanks everyone!

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