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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yarn Bomb Joy

Hello!! In all honesty my WIP's aren't much bigger than they were last week.  The beach bag is almost done, I just need to start finish the handles.  My sock is making progress, I think there are only about 3 more repeats until I can start the heel.  Hurray!!  Though at this speed it will be Christmas before it has a twin.  I love the stripes, they make me oh so happy!

So instead of boring you with my same old same old WIP's, I thought I would share some yarn bombing I've seen and participated in lately.  The first one I saw when visiting Stromness on Orkney at the beginning of the month.  I couldn't resist taking a picture.

The second is of a bust at work.  His name is Gladstone, and apparently he was a British prime minister.  At work we play a game that is sort of called "hide the head" all around the distillery.  Yes, we are children.  Yes, it is fun.  Even my boss plays.  My co-workers want me to knit him a hat, but in the mean time my daughter knit him a scarf with her little clover knitter.  It was a huge hit, and she was really proud.  Suits him, eh?

 That's all from me for now, I'm off to go watch some Doc Martin with my folks and work on that sock.  Take care


  1. I just signed up to participate in the The International Street Art Project which is a 'Yarnbomb Consortium' . People from all over the world joining forces and uniting to make one artwork. You can be involved from anywhere in the world. All you need to do is Knit or Crochet squares of any size or colour, using any yarn, as many or as few as you like.

    When all the squares are collected together (deadline September 1st) They will be used to create a large scale Yarnbomb in Manchester City centre.

    I wonder if you are close to Manchester?

  2. Yarnbombing always brings a smile to my face, it is just so wonderful! Perhaps you will make your very own someday? I also love how the sock is coming along. Keep up the great work!

  3. I love that you are having such fun at work - and yarn bombing makes everyone happy, surely?
    Totally love the look of your socks, they are going to be ace

  4. Why is it as a knitter stripes make us so happy. I love the sock, and am sure you will get it finished soon

  5. I love yarn bombing ideas :-) Sounds like fun and your Gladstone is looking very handsome indeed!

  6. I love yarn bombs. I've always wanted to do it.

  7. Stripes make me absurdly happy too. I wonder what the psychology behind that is?
    Oh I love Doc Martin - I wish I could remember when it's on TV here in Canada. We usually just happen across it.

  8. I love the scarf - I think a hat would be fabulous, too.

  9. Hooray for yarnbombing! I love both the scarf (I need a little knitty loom thing, I think) and the pretty crocheted tree-hugger-thing you photogaphed. :D

    And yessss, stripes. They really are happy-making, and I love the way they're working up on your sock.


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