Sunday, August 28, 2011

Achievement completed: Tag ship dock ring!

Today was vaguely an homage day.
First, I was inspired by the works of knit the city. They just recently did a tree where they hung a bunch of octopus from the branches.

I love the googly eyes. I really do keep meaning to go pick some up. (photo credit goes to knitthecity)
I decided to make my own octopus and hang it for passerbyers to see.

I spent today down at the beach with one of my best friends. He's visiting, and today was his last day, so BEACH!
I love it down by the beach. I have already mentioned how I totally meant to spend more time there.
Anyway, I also did this lovely rock while we were watching the tide come in around us.
That's not really an homage such as it is my fav thing to do at the beach.

The next homage was the one that I have been wanting to do all summer!
A Ship dock ring! You know, those rusted out rings that are along coastal waters where they used to tie up something or other, I have no real clue. It is just always slightly awing to see things from the past right out in the open.
Leanne from did a ship dock ring. The photos are actually in the yarnbombing book.
But here, I will show you.

I wanted so very much to do something like that as well.
So today when we were out at ogden point and I saw one right there on the rocks, I just had to do it.
My good friend was nice enough and patient enough to sit there while I created the whole tag.
I then attached it and wahla!

I love it personally. I am so glad that I did this.
It feels good to achieve goals.
Enjoy your last days of summer!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I grabbed the community newspaper out of the lobby in my building on the way home friday. I grabbed it because there was an interesting article on the front cover. There also happened to be a couple other interesting articles throughout the paper, including one on an up coming fibre festival called Fibrations.
The festival was today. I went about an hour into when it had started and I stayed for a couple hours.

There were a lot of great booths, and vendors, and people showing how to do things.
(this one woman was showing how to upcycle t-shirts to yarn, and she did it waaaaaaay better than any tutorial I have seen online)
I spent most of my time there following this one woman around though. She was teaching tunisian crochet. Once I learned how to do that, I think my brain exploded. Her name is Dela Wilkins. I met a lot of amazing people at the festival. A lot of ladies there -laugh-.
I also realized I need to use my Ravelry more. And the my social skills could use a little work.

Anyway, in honor of the fact that I was at a fibre festival, I decided to tag the tree that my bike was locked to for the duration of the festival.
You can see some of the vendors in the background.
I had so much fun!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wasted Summer

Not even wasted in a good way.
This summer has been a bore. Sure, there were some good things, but I did not get out and do all the tagging that I wanted to. Especially with this being IYBD's first year, I thought I would get out there and do more.
Alas, school and work always take over, and the best I can do is make swatches in front of the tv after a 10 hr shift.
Anyways, this is mostly me whining about summer drawing to a close.
On to more important things, like the fact that I actually got out last night and did a yarn bomb!
Last time me and my roommate went to Beacon Hill Park, we saw a naked pole. I decided to devote some of my awesome new camo yarn to making this pole invisible!

What do you think?
I realize it's dark. perhaps I should ride back down to the park today and see if it is still there, and snag some day time shots.

Either way, I think it turned out nice. This was the first time I have done a whole pole, and not that little half pole over by my gf's mom's house.
Hope you like!
(seriously! It's like the pole is invisible! xD)