Yarnstorm the Third: the Phonebox Cosy

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in Deadly Knitshade, Knitting Ninja, Lady Loop, London, Shorn-a the Dead, Yarnstorms | 47 comments

Cor blimey, guvnor. Some cheeky little blighters’ve yarnstormed me dog and bone.

Watch this space for the full story in which we deal with sooooo much sewing, scary stretching stitches, and a stop and search by some laughing policemen…

This Phonebox Cosy is dedicated to the memory of June. Whose yarn was nefariously used to knit most of it. We are assured she would have loved it, and probably joined in with the yarnstorm if she’d been there.


  1. Lovin’ lovin’ lovin’ it!!

  2. It’s gorgeous!

  3. very cool, can’t wait for the full story ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. That’s awesome. And HUGE. Must have taken forever

  5. This is absolutely awesome!! I’ve posted a short feature on my blog. Keep up the great work!

    For the feature click here.

  6. That is so fantastic! Imagine a whole world like this! Fun!

  7. That’s brilliant!

  8. That is F A N T A S T I C!!!!

    You go girls!

  9. Sends shivers up my spine.

  10. HA HA HA well done joody.

  11. This is amazing! I love it.

  12. Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Yarn Corps x

  13. I am in awe. That is the most badass yarnstorms ever.

  14. absolutely brilliant!!

  15. I love it! It’s so pretty and made me smile. Keep up the good work. I just tweeted about yarn-storming so hopefully you’ll have a few new visitors stopping by…

  16. I LOVE it, GROOVY!

  17. Tis a thing of beauty, you really are stamping your mark on the city!

  18. These are awesome! I’m in awe…you rock.

  19. LOVE your work. Could I please use your photo in a post about graffiti knitting – will link back to your site. Many thanks, Kimberley

  20. Tis a thing of beauty.

  21. You gals are legends! Please keep it up – I can’t wait for the next yarnstorm! xxx

  22. How I wish I was there to see it!
    Excellent job ladies!

  23. I love it, beautiful

  24. best phone box of the world. can i have a picture with autogramm??

    • Hee hee. Thanks.

      If we autograph it you would know our secret identities! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. I looooove this phonebox! Are you gonna do that in Paris? (I leave there and I’d really to see something like that! ^^)

    • If we’re ever in Paris we might give it a try… ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. I ADORE this!!!!!!!!

  27. well done for making us knitters proud…. so much hard work, you deserve every congrats you get and congrats to purple purler for the new stitchette status x

  28. Love this one! ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful

  29. June’s my Mum. (the one credited at the beginning) Thanks for the credit. You’re completely right – she would have loved something like this and certainly would have taken part if she could. I think the project’s brilliant. Could you do a scaled down version for my moby, please?

  30. Hi, I’m June’s daughter and am so chuffed with the dedication to her. The phone box cosie is a tour de force, what a great bunch you are. She would have loved it, she was a special lady and full of fun. I live in Bristol and feel this City needs a knitting grafitti person a la Banksy to cheer it up. My knitting skills leave a lot to be desired but maybe I should take on the challenge.

    • We’re so pleased to have been able to use her yarn as a fitting tribute. Thanks so much for the kind words.

      We think you should totally yarnstorm Bristol! A yarnstorm starts with one stitch you know. ๐Ÿ™‚

      KTC x

  31. i play golf with my great friend lyn who is june’s daughter i met her mum and she was a very funny and lovely ladies, i think she would think the knitting is great love sheree x

    • That’s so lovely to know. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      KTC x

  32. I have just been to a History of Knitting exhibition in Central Library, Bristol and was delighted to see a photo of the Phone Box cosie as a great example of knitting graffiti. My Mum would have loved this story. Kate (June’s daughter).

    • Yay! Glad they used the pic in the end. They got in contact with us a while back to ask. How could we say no? ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Hi I am another of June’s daughters, what a brilliant dedication to our great Mum. I am sure she will be looking at the PURLY Gates wandering how she can yarnstorm them

    Best Wishes for your next ventures
    Lyn X

    • Hee hee. Purly gates. Love that. ๐Ÿ™‚

      We promise to carry on using the yarn for stuff to make you all proud.

      KTC x

  34. Hello From New Brunswick, Canada
    What a lovely tribute.
    You’ve inspired me to Knit my City.
    Happy Knitting!

  35. ooh this is brilliant.
    I think we should simultaneously do some pillar boxes next? What does anyone think?
    And just leave them on.. ๐Ÿ™‚ If we could do enough… then tip off the newspapers ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You’re very welcome to go ahead and rustle up some pillar box knitters.

      Let us know how it goes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. So fantastic! Keep knitting the city. xx

  37. Hopefully I will see someone knitting like that for Big Ben, lol