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Rainbow smiley trees – it’s my apprenticeship

Last week was great with the knitted rickshaw, but to be honest it was rather ambitious and I did this week feel that I’d missed the learning process and apprenticeship into knitting grafitti.  So this week we’ve gone back to basics and started where it seems most yarnstormers start and that’s with decorating trees.

At 6am in the morning it was relatively quiet.   Just a few taligari delivering bananas to the market, the last of the kamikazi trucks speeding off, and the start of a few people going to work on a non-working day.    But immediately we had some onlookers, a street boy who lives around the bridge and some walkers on their early morning exercise around the lake.    Have you guessed where it is yet?

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a knitted rickshaw

It was time to make Dhaka a little more woolly, a little less concrete.    Here’s the first yarnstorm from pebbleknitsdhaka.   He’s had great fun and lots of attention riding it around Gulshan all afternoon.   It may come to the streets again – just keep watching…..

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Countdown

After 2 weeks of knitting for me and my two wonderful assistants, Nasima and Taslima, it’s now countdown. The knitted rickshaw is about to be launched…..

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