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…

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. ;)

School Supplies, for Hogwarts

I am having some fun playing online at the Hogwarts School of Magic, at Ravelry and have just posted some of my school supplies.

Finished:
Brent, the wee brown owl, pattern:

Book bag, pattern:

Cauldron:

Flying broomstick, pattern:

Not finished yet is a witches hat and my magic wand! (Maybe the wand should have been first!)

Here is a group picture:

U of C yarn bombed!

More yarn graffiti in Calgary, thanks to The Happy Hookers! Pictures on the Calgary Artbombing website.

I love it!

I am sure the students at the University of Calgary are loving them too.

Knit Graffiti at the U of C

photo by Calgary Artbomber, July 2011 at U of C

Flutterby ?

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I made this butterfly ring today, for fun, and for a weekly challenge at Ravelry. More about that later.
The pattern is here.

Calgary Artbomber yarn bombs Halifax

The Calgary Artbomber strikes again, this time 3700 kms to the East, in Halifax. It looks like a very successful hit; I can see yarn bombs on a statue, a stop sign, a bench, a tree, posts, and even a rock. I can even see one of my pieces in Halifax Harbor. (yay)

There are twenty  cool yarn bomb pictures for you to enjoy,  but my favourite is this one:

Knit Graffiti in Halifax Harbor

Photo by Calgary Artbomber http://catmap.wordpress.com

This little green piece of knitting is chalking up an interesting graffiti experience. Originally, I knit it for the LiveStyle Urban Arts festival here in Calgary. It was, along with a few more woolly bits, sewed around a pole/cement base for awhile.

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Even though I can’t travel to Halifax, my graffiti did.
Even though I can’t travel to New Zealand, my graffiti did ( as part of the Woolly Walkalong)
and
Even though I can’t travel to the UK, my graffiti is going to! (not quite finished yet, but soon on its way to the Knitted Maze. (with the help of Canada Post)

Does this  qualify as adventure travel?

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