WIP Wednesday!

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I am working on my leafy yarn bomb, but I have a few side projects that I am doing as well. These Twigg Mitts are much more simple than I thought they would be. I am working on cabling without a cable needle, and at first I had some moments of anxiety. IMG_5921However, I am getting the hang of it. I don’t think I would use this technique on cables with 4+ stitches per side.

I am working on the second mitt now, but am reworking the cable pattern on the cuff, so it isn’t so harsh of a transition. Once I finish the second mitt, I might go back and redo the first one.

I am using  Berroco Vintage in  Fennel.

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Fall Leaves Bomb: Starting Point

Near where I live is an elementary school, which is being torn down, and rebuilt over this school year. So, instead of hearing school bells, and the sounds of giddy children at recess, I hear bulldozers, and trucks all day. At this school/construction site, there is a fence. A fence that is begging to be yarn bombed. I think that several types of autumn leaves, zip-tied to said fence, should be good.

Happy Berry’s Maple Leaves should be a good start.

However, I am on the lookout for multiple leaf patterns (knit and crochet), so if you have any, leave a a link in the comments.

Thanks a million,

YS

First Ever Yarn Bomb Successful!

Alright folks! My first ever yarn bomb has been completed!

The sign in question
The sign in question

I went last night, around 10:30 pm, and scoped out my site. Being extremely nervous, I dressed in black pants, a black sweater, a purple t-shirt, and a knit beanie. I was going for discrete, without looking like a cat burglar.

The air was cool and crisp. The moon was full, which turned out to be a bit of a problem.  The night was a lot brighter than I expected. That, plus the occasional street lamp, made me feel way more visible than I wanted to be.  Next time, new moons are to be preferred.
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What Drives People to Yarn Bomb?

It is a question that I have been pondering lately, and one that I have been trying to answer for myself.

Some of My Own Answers:

  • It opens up the rest of the world to an new version of age-old traditions found around the world. No longer is yarn work relegated to the little woman sitting by the fireside, with a cup of tea, and her cats. (However, I do enjoy that)
  • It injects some whimsy into the crafter’s life, and into the lives of the audience that views the project. Continue reading

Rejoice! The Hook Has Been Found!

IMG_5701After many trials and tribulations, and tearing the living room apart, my beloved crochet hook has been found.  It somehow got wedged between the couch cushions of the other couch. How bizarre!

Work on the cozy is progressing, though I am starting to realize that I might run out of yarn first. I guess I can make it however long I want. I was hoping for about 200 cm, and now I am at 70cm. I might have another skein of theIMG_5712
Lion Brand Amazing in a different colorway that might work….

Well, Now I’ve Done It! Argh!

While crocheting the lovely sign cozy in the previous post this morning, I went and lost my hook! There was a mail carrier at the door with a package, and as I set down my crochet on the blanket, and went to stand up, a small ping was heard.

I didn’t think anything of it, until I went to start crocheting again, and could not find my hook!  My lovely green Clover Crochet Amour hook!

Melodrama to be continued…

It’s starting!

Well, here goes!

My first street sign cozy!Sign cozy 1

I am using Lion Brand Amazing in Ruby, with a 5.5mm hook. Loads of autumnal colors. The fiber content is 53% wool, and 47% acrylic. Hopefully, this cozy will maintain it’s shape, and not smell like a wet sheep if it rains. However, since California is in the middle of a drought, sheep smell is unlikely.  Side note: Rain Gods! I am willing to have my first ever yarn bomb smell like wet sheep, if you let it rain! Continue reading

Thoughts on Yarn Content

So, I have a bunch of stash yarn.  While definitely saving my nice stuff for non-yarn bomb projects, it comes down to using all acrylic yarn or getting away with using a blended yarn.  I haven’t really found a 100% acrylic yarn that feels nice while I am working with it. However, I don’t really want my yarn bomb to smell like a wet sheep if it rains. Such thoughts are occupying my brain, while I am procrastinating on doing real things.

Sign Cozy Measurements

Just took some measurements of a local sign pole to make a cozy. 19.5 cm x 200 cm.  From what I understand, it is better to have it stretch a bit. It apparently stays up better that way.

My reference source: Twilight Taggers: How to Yarn Bomb

Next step, creation!

Also, Happy Autumn!

I will just tell everyone that I am making a really long scarf. 😉