Saturday, October 2, 2010

Back in the swing of things

Sure enough, just as soon as comment on not doing any yarnbombing, I get out and go yarnbombing.
My friend and I rode our bikes to what the map said was "Knockan Hill Park". I have no idea what I thought it was going to be like, but I know that I was shocked by what it was.

It was a hill. It was pretty much rocks and trees and that was it. Moving my bike up it while caring 2 litres of liquid is not cool.
Anyway, I ended up tagging a tree with this lovely.

I'm hoping to spit out some Halloween ones here pretty soon. I like theme ones and hopefully if I a) make them soon enough and b) get them out soon enough, hopefully they can stick around for Halloween and make everyone happy XD

P.S. i wish glow sticks lasted longer...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Not really a bomb...

Ok, I'll admit.
I have been distracted.
And it's not even by school!
A couple on months back, when I was enamoured with both etsy and yarnbombing, I stumbled across those bearded beanies.
I wondered if I could make myself one.
Well it turns out that I can! It was only a prototype, but it turned out surprisingly well. ( My roomate said it made me look like a homeless person)

And I learned a couple things about crochet.
And about myself.
I learned that I could make just about anything if I set my mind to it. With nothing but a crochet hook, yarn and imagination (ok, and possibly stuffing of some kind : D)
So after that, I was interested to try my hand at Amigurumi. I had seen someone make my beloved favorite videogame character Miso from Katamari (which I posted on my tumblr for Katamari ) so I thought I would give it a whirl.
It surprisingly turned out really well!

Again, for not following any kind of pattern, just going with how it was turning out and the basic skills I have.
So after the success of both those projects I wanted to try something a little more ambitious.
You remember my friends helmet? The one I put on the statue? The one with the broom on top? : D
I wanted a hat like that. A hat like a roman helmet.
Check it out!

It worked!
A couple people have said that I should make the fringe higher, more pronounced.
What do you think?
I also made a lance.

It... kinda... goes with the helmet. If I was to be completely true to the lance, I would try my hand at making a knights helmet, but that I do believe will be really hard. I do keep rolling the idea around inside my head either way.
Anyways, I realize this is not yarn bombing. I really do want to bomb some more ( and I even have some tags ready to go) but I have been distracted by these wonderful hats XD
Next I am trying a samurai helmet/hat. My broom helmeted friend doesn't think it's possible. I'll show him.