Yarn Molester

 

 

 

Yarn Molester.  (read this if you have ever shopped for yarn)

I am blatantly reposting this  extreme post from http://liverchickknits.wordpress.com   it is just too  funny/true.    Hmmm,   true and funny.   maybe scary as well.

I am sure all of you can relate,   and I for one, am going to my local yarn store,  Make One Yarn Studio today,  to ummm,   browse…  yah,  browse, with my fingers…              What I need to buy is  yarn for a sweater I promised my sister for Christmas.   What i am afraid I will buy is hand dyed sock yarn,  for my growing collection of  hand dyed sock yarn.  ( it is so soft and smooshy,  how can I resist?)

What I have been doing lately is knitting a pair of  colourful, soft and smooshy mitts.  I’ll post a picture  when finished,  which won’t be too long,   I am half way through the second mitten.

 

Do you count sheep to help you sleep?

Watching this video has inspired me to knit a sheep….    of course,  now I have to find a pattern ….

Watch it now,  while I go searching for a pattern on ravelry!

How can I resist them?

and wow, there are tons of sheep toy patterns on ravely, and this one might be my favourite: Lamb Pattern

So, add to the list of things I must knit…

an aMAZ(E)ing video

an aMAZ(E)ing video.

You  just  must have a look at this   video of the Knitted Maze.  Actually   spend some time and look at all the pics of the maze posted at http://knitayear.wordpress.com/    A special nod of thanks  for sharing the pics and video!!

I love looking at the pics,  so colourful, and you really start to get a sense of how many people and how much time was invested in the maze.   I  loved hearing the audio on the video,   snippets of random conversations, admirers and knitters, excited to find their own piece of knitting.      There is also a nice picture and bit about Sophie, the  woman who arranged the whole thing.

So, here is a question…   is this  knit graffiti? a yarn bomb?    I don’t really know.  It is definitely knitting.  It is  art, and  public.  Definitely interactive.   What ever it is,  I like it.

The Knitted Maze Pictures

I am reposting from Knit A Year’s blog. She got up early, travelled for several hours on a train and then a bus to go to Saffron Walden to see the Knitted Maze in person. Check out the details on her blog. I am not sure which bit is her knitting, but I can see in this picture mine, so we have visual proof that the package arrived in time! (Yay UPS).

I also have to send a huge thank you to Sophie, who arranged the whole Knitted Maze… what a lot of work that must have been… and a lot of knitting too!

Here is a quick picture:

photo by Knit a Year, Knitted Maze Saffron Walden

4400 miles to go

Calgary to London is about 4400 miles. That is such a long way to send this bit of knitting, but, I sent it. Now lets hope it gets there in time. Go UPS Go. Go UPS Go.

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I didn’t realize it would be so hard to photograph approximately 9 meters of knitting goodness. LOL … however, the pictures do give you a bit of an idea of its lonnnnnng snakey shape, and a bit of the wild colours I used. Most of it is knit with 2 strands of acrylic yarn held together on JUMBO 12.75mm (US size 17) knitting needles.

As you can surely guess this is my almost too late contribution to the Knitted Maze, in the UK. If you have a chance to see it, please do, and take your camera. Among other exciting things, there will be about a mile of knitting, formed into a maze.

Regina yarn bombs

The Calgary Artbomber has tagged Regina!

Yarn Bombed Regina photo by Calgary Artbomber

It is so cool that these knitted bombs have been re-released! Those green beauties I knit so long ago were first put up in Calgary, at Olympic Plaza, but, because it was not to be a permanent placement, the Calgary Artbomber carefully took them down, and kept them in the top secret yarn bomb stash, to be sprung on the unsuspecting public in opportune moments, when and where they should they arise.

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You can see all the yarny goodness at Calgary Artbombers website

Fingerless Dragon Mitts for Yarn Bombing

These will be perfect for chilly early morning yarn bombings, or just anytime I want some yarn bombing style.

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Silver Dragon Fingerless Mitts

Pattern here

Knitting these cute dragon mitts took a couple of evenings and was a nice break from socks. ;)

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