crochet:: an update and the next big thing

As I near the end of Frankie’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamghan…

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of course I have to find another massive project to fill my winter months…

glider

Yes, I saved this glider from the dumpster.  I really need to quit doing stuff like that.

Frank helped me cut out the old seat webbing, and get it all cleaned up.

Now it’s time for me to design some yarnbombing.

I’m currently undecided if it will be acrylic yarn or nylon cord.  I’m leaning towards nylon cord for longevity, but the color choices aren’t as fun as I’d hope.  Hmmm, sounds like I need to do some retail therapy :)

Make today ridiculously amazing!

crochet:: how i did halloween

What do you call someone who ‘bah humbugs’ Halloween?

When my kid was little it was so much fun.

I have oodles of Halloween decorations.

I didn’t even open the boxes this year.

I was all, yay I’m bringing the Halloween boxes upstairs.  And then they sat in the living room for 2 days and I was all, nah not gonna happen because no one gives a damn.  And back down to the storage room they went.

And then I was all, but I gotta do something for Halloween. And we got invited to a party, so I was all I am making the most awesomest Harry Potter costume for my teenager because everyone at his job uses that as his nickname.  So I scrounged up every Harry Potter DIY pin from Pinterest to try to deliver on my promise and I made a magic wand and a back up magic wand and I planned a trip to buy fabric for the Invisibility Cloak and I got the Gryffindor crests done and I started to crochet a scarf and then those a-holes decided we weren’t going to the party after all.

So I didn’t bother finishing the scarf and I decorated for Halloween like this::

harry potter scarf

I also kept the magic wand and the back up magic wand.

If those boys mess with me I shall turn them into toads.

crochet:: yarnbombing preparedness…it’s an artform

I thought about doing a whole-parody-thingy post.  It was super silly, but would probably go way off the deep end of the goofy cliff with esoteric references.

What can I say?  I love International Yarnbombing Day.  

Moving on.

Instead I will just show you one of said yarnbombing WiPs and get my silly ass back to work.

There are 4 days left to hook your brains out to get ready :)

There is a great IYBD group on Ravelry.  If you aren’t already a member yet ~ give it a chance.  There are lots of ideas, links & pics.

Cheers!

crochet:: little WiPs = done

Just a couple of small projects this week…

~not really a practical wearable considering how often I wash my hands~

~I finished some forgotten dishcloths found at the bottom of one of my baskets~

And other than that…I got nuthin.

My creativity has been on vacation since last week (or longer).  My son is trying to hijack a bolster pillow form that I had big plans for.  I was finally going to make use of this aqua blue yarn, and he wants the pillow for himself in red & black after seeing my dishcloths.  Of course I will give in, I’m the mom.  That’s what we do.

We always take the burnt toast :)

I’m thinking of this pillow instead with the aqua yarn because someday my living room will look like this.  Yeah right.  But a girl can dream…

The weekend is almost here, wishing your’s to be ridiculously amazing.

Thanks for stopping by.

PS – IYBD is coming soon.  Are you ready?  (pssst ~ it’s June 9th so you still have time to join the fun!)

crochet:: more IYBD photos

I found there were other yarn graffiti ninjas in Omaha on International Yarn Bombing Day.

I saw these on Saturday afternoon and they made me smile :)

~mission accomplished~

Hat’s off to my fellow yarn artist!

Well played friend…well played.

crochet:: yarnboming installation #2:: mission accomplished

~International Yarn Bombing Day~

Today is the day you get out there and do a public fibre art display.

dressed like a ninja…

mission impossible theme song running through your brain…

eyes peeled for anyone that could stand in your way…

OK ~ so it’s not really that dramatic, but damn it’s fun!

The back-story on my 2nd ever yarnbombing goes a little something like this::

I really liked doing the first one, so I thought that in the future I would definitely make the time to try it again.  Then nothing for a while…until I found some really neat yarn graffiti on other blogs.   So, I thought about it some more and was not really inspired yet.  I learned that for me, the inspiration needed to come from the installation site.   I saw the chick cover the Wall St. bull and make headlines.  Now that was inspired!  That one made me smile :)  I don’t need headlines – but I sure need a worthwhile place to put my effort into.  I began to take notice of public statuary and their potential for ornamentation.  Being the cautious person I am with my blog and my penchant for being a crazy yarn-obsessed cat-lady, I have chosen public art, but to add my mark on a more subtle level.

If you weren’t aware, I had cancer 3 years ago.  I found a cancer survivor’s sculpture park recently and began scheming what I could do to brighten up the bronze.  Then lo and behold, IYBD showed up on my radar and I realized it would be a perfect match for me!  I then enlisted the help of one of my dearest friends with whom I could share my insanity without judgement.  She thankfully “gets me” even without being a yarn addict.  She makes a wonderful partner in crime (we have shared mischief for 30 years).

Meh, I guess if I get in trouble for my graffiti and blogging about it, I can always take my scissors and mend the error of my ways :)

I now have a list of other possible sites, because my friend and I did some brainstorming for future installations within minutes of finishing this one *insert evil little grin here*

Happy International Yarn Bombing Day!

crochet:: IYBD

Holy guacamole!!!

I just found out that INTERNATIONAL YARNBOMING DAY is almost upon us!

June 11, 2011. Yes ~ this Saturday is the momentous day.

I had no clue that we were going to have our own hooker holiday. Can I get a woot woot?

Yarn addicts united in a singular cause world-wide to put a smile on a stranger’s face…sheer poetry in motion :)

I am sooooo participating.

I found the info here and here.

I have the installation site picked out and the artwork created.

Bring.it.on.

Who’s with me on this?

crochet:: yarnbombing::installation #1

This was a blast!  I am totally hooked!  Yes – the puns are intended :)

I have been thinking about giving it a try for more than a year now, and I finally had the courage to try it.  I follow several bloggers in Australia & England, and I have been fascinated with their outdoor art installations. I will definitely be doing this again!

My husband has been making suggestions for the next covert operation, but my son just rolls his eyes.  Every time I see my yarn graffiti, I can’t help but smile.  I hope passers-by do the same!  It was a fun use for old left overs in my stash and I used it as an opportunity to try stitches I have never done before.  I found 2 I really liked that I will be using in future projects for sure.  I even did some free-forming and made up some combinations and it was quite an experience :)