Saturday, June 25, 2011

Down by the Bay

Hey peeps!
You all recovered from IYBD?
I know I am still riding the high. Last night, after dinner with family, we all went to Beacon Hill Park to see if my tree tag was still up.
You know what??? It was! I was super happy. That's two weeks that it has been up and it's my biggest tag, so you can imagine how happy that makes me. I'm just peachy-thrilled!
Also, that post fungus I did in the park was still there too. And someone attached an earring to it! They added art to my art!

Anyway, that's ketchup on IYBD. The Bolas is the only other one from that day to survive... mostly I think cause it is on a power line.

So the other day, my gf and I went down to the beach. It was technically the first day of summer and besides being crazy windy, it was a nice day.
So we found a reasonably sheltered part of the beach and I went to work.
I picked out some of the best larger sized rocks I could find, and started covering them in yarn. I hope to do this all summer, and see if any of them survive between my trips down to the beach.
I did a green one.

And a blue one,

And a pink one,

And a multicolored one,

And an orange one,

And last but not least, I did a red one.

Also, do you guys remember the last time I went down to the beach to crochet?
Well the one on the stick is still there! It's a little worse for wear. It looks a little tugged on, and also has bird crap on it, but it is still there!

I am glad that some of my tags remain when I go back to look at them. I hope that same feeling makes other people happy too.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

International yarn bombing day: Jill's photos

Would you beloeve that I am still sore from climbing that tree?
lol, I mostly think it was just being out and doing all the tags I did. But I am enjoying taking it easy this week and simply making nets to keep the birds off my balcony.
Anyway, Jill (my roommates mom) gave me the photos she took while she was following me around. I think they are really cool, a better perspective on me putting up the tags, and not just the finished product.

I hope you peeps like these photos as much as I do.
Special thanks goes to Jill.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

International yarn bombing day: The greatest bomb yet!

Leave it to International Yarn Bombing Day to get me to finally go out and bomb my super bomb.
See, I have been taking all the scrap pieces of yarn, all the failed projects, all of it, and adding it together and making a super tree wrap!

Ok, it was no where near the tree wraps that groups do, where the whole tree is covered, but I like to think it's pretty amazing since it's just me, and only a year.
This piece has the very first swatch I ever crocheted. It was what was supposed to be my first tag, but since I botched it, I became disparaged with it. It has a lot of cool things that have cool stories, just not cool enough to be their own tags.


(this shot is from actually up in the tree after I tagged it)
As I said to Alice, who accompanied me on my yarn bombing adventure ( and to whom this tag would not be possible because she hoisted me into the tree so I could tag it), for me, this tag is what it means to do yarn bombing.

(This orange yarn is Alice's contribution)
Well, I hope this International Yarn Bombing Day has been everything you thought it could be.
For me, it was amazing. I'm exhausted.

P.S. I also did this cute poll fungus. I would say more (like, look! a heron!) but I am sleepy.

International yarn bombing day: The morning!

So it has sucked to be at work all day and sneaking peeks at what has been going on around the world in yarn bombing.
And am so impressed with a lot of the things I have seen so far. I cannot wait to see everything once it is all collected.
Anyways, I want to share with you guys my IYBD experience.
On a side note, these are the pictures I took with my phone. My roommates mom followed me around and took pictures. She was really into it and wanted to be a part of my yarn bomb experience. I hope to get the pictures from her later.

First, I planted this lovely mushroom in the garden of this woman who lives near my house. Her garden always kinda makes my day when I am walking home. I hope she likes it.

After that, I tagged the bus stop. Mostly because my gf was waiting for the bus there at the time, but it does look nice.

Then I spent a good 15 minutes (or at least it felt like it. It was actually only 7, but still! 7!) throwing my bolas at the power line to get it up there.
I will have to up load a picture of the bolas close up sometime.

(I chose to put it there because of the two tennis balls on a string that are also up there)
Then I put another mushroom on the grounds of the ledgeslature, under a lovely tree.
I hate to say that I doubt this one lasted long tho.

I did another on these lights down in the inner harbor that look kinda like mushrooms.
A lot of people had positive comments about this one as they walked by as I was putting it up.

And then the grand finale, or the reason why my roommates mom had come along in the first place.
See, I had this grand plan to tag the statues with Katamari heads. (side note: In case you are unsure, Katamari Damacy is the awesomest videogame. I love it). I had The Prince's head for the man, and a Katamari ball for the girls head.

So I started and got them on. A couple tourists were enthralled and took pictures and asked my roommates mom what was going on.
Then the city grounds keeper guy came a long and started being a jerk.
He demanded that I cut those off, and told me I was defacing the statues and that I was disrespecting our soldiers.
You know, had he asked nice and not been a jerk, I probably would have just taken them down.
As it was, I left them on after he walked away.
I knew he would be right back to take them down, but it is the spirit of the thing, you know?

The best part of this story (yes, the guy did take them down. After my roommates mom left me so I could go to work and to meet up with her husband, who had been tailing us in his car the whole time lol, she went back and saw that he'd already removed them... less than 10 minutes... damn) is that after he took them off, my roommates dad, stole them out of the guys wheelbarrow while he was away!
So I still have them!
Hahaha! Yay for International Yarn bombing day!
More to come soon!! Stay tuned for part 2!

International Yarn Bombing day!

It's here!!
The moment we have all been waiting for!
I spent my evening preparing for today and now, in the wee hours of morning before I go to work, I will be out bombing my mad bombs!
I am super excited. Not that I need an excuse to Bomb, but this seems to be exciting others as well.
Why, even my roommates parents want to come watch me yarn bomb!

I am also bringing my comp to work, so that I can upload my bomb photos asap to you guys!
I hope you have a great International yarn bombing day!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Gift for a friend

Wow, drought to drowning.
Also, I think my camera might finally be dead. After many very fatal accidents, it finally succumbed.
Although, if I leave it alone long enough, it is possible that it may recover miraculously like last time.

Anyway, I thought I would show you guys the gift I made for my boss.

I think she'll like it. She really likes pirates and things.
I really hope that she does, mostly cause I am really proud of how it turned out.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June first is always one of my favorite days

Ketchup post!

So today, while I was downtown, I picked myself up an SD card for my phone so that I could get the pictures off of it. Yay!
So here's the set that I have wanted to show you guys for months.

Me and my gf were waiting for the bus one day and I used my lovely (at the time brand new) pink yarn with that slight orange twist in it to tag the bench at the bus stop.

I knew it had mere moments to live, given the high traffic area it was located in.
But when I returned to that bus stop a couple of days later, this is what I found.
I must say, I was really quite surprised to find anything there.
So I decided to repair it, because I was yet again there waiting for the bus.

But alas, when I returned later that week, it was gone all together.
Who knows where lost yarn bombs go?
I'm so glad my phone really acts as a camera now xD

Here's a little something I made for my bathroom. Not a yarn bomb, but entertaining none the less.

It's sushi! I call it the "Bathroom Roll".
I don't think it sounds very appetizing. I made this because, well I would normally just stick the extra roll under the sink, this bathroom is a little small and there's no room under the sink.
So sushi!