Sunday, 7 June 2015

Knitting Preston Bus Station

Hi i'm back, and i'm knitting Preston Bus Station.
 First the formwork, cut out of foam on a hot-wire.
 Then a sample, its quite straight forward.
Now i've started on the PBS proper. It's simple but the rows are long!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

More images of the Gherkin

Photo by P. Lathey
Here are some more images of the Gherkin kindly taken by Peter Lathey. Hope you like them.
Photo by P. Lathey

Photo by P.Lathey

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The Gherkin is finished at last!
It took far too long, the top stitching in particular was very laborious but now it is done i am quite happy with it.
Here is a quick picture. I intend to get it properly photographed and see if I can get a mention in the AJ again. Hope you like it.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Progress on the Gherkin

Progress on the gherkin is slow as usual. The form and the spiral have been a challenge but I think I have got it about right.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Making a start on the Gherkin

I have now made a start on the Gherkin building. Firstly I have had an mdf structure made.

After a few trial samples i decided to knit the spiral bands first and apply the ribs latter, time will tell if it was the right approach.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Still knitting architecture

I have been a little distracted of late knitting socks but i am now back in focus on the architectural and contemplating knitting The Gherkin.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Arts Tower is Finished!

Here is the finished Arts Tower.
This is the newly refurbished version of the building, which is more uniform. The original had more of a 'patchwork' effect formed by the blinds. Anyway I will take this to Sheffield next week to photograph it with the real thing.