Alright folks! My first ever yarn bomb has been completed!
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. Continue reading →
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 →
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!
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 →
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.
So, here goes. 1st blog post on yarnsneak! Little intro: I am an avid knitter & crocheter. I’ve been knitting for about 3 years now, and crocheting for about 9 years now. Yarn bombing is something that has always been an interest since I first heard about it. However, I have never gotten around to actually doing it. Plus, I have too much yarn that I haven’t found a project for.
While I have grand plans for eventual pieces, I figure I should start small. Street signs and the like.