Saturday, April 27, 2013

Uvic pole yarnbomb

This whole year at school, I have rode on the bus passed this naked pole. 
I think at one point, it indicated something about people crossing the 4 lanes of traffic there. A similar one is on the other side on the road, but it at least has a sign. This one was bare and naked.
So I began to plot a pole covering. Then I got terribly distracted by school. The pole still bothered me, but I needed some kind of motivation to go and get it covered.
I started hanging out with a friend of mine on campus, and she finally gave me the incentive to go and get the pole covered.
On Thursday, we headed out in the beautiful sunshine to yarnbomb. It was like the weather wanted the pole covered too. So nice, warm and sunny.

Here's it beautifully covered.

If you look in the background of this one, you can see a deer! It was grazing near the pole as we approached, but ran off as we came over.

I had a lot of fun building this one. All the scrap pieces from this one are from my friend Dela. She dropped off a bunch of scrap yarn and swatches recently. It's like x-mas when she visits. So thank you Dela for making this piece possible.

I just love yarn bombing. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I made an Infographic about Yarn Bombing!

I made this infograph at
I thought seeing how much I had accomplished in a certain amount of time would be really interesting to see. And it was! It was also fun to go back through my blog and count all the yarn bombs. I had to estimate, as some of the yarn bombs I have done I have not photographed and others come in multiple parts, so do you count them individually or as a whole? Not to mention, some of the yarn bombs I have done count only as one, but they were months and months of hard work and hours spent on them.

So really, this graphic doesn't tell you a lot. Then again, that's what this blog is for tho; to tell you about all the yarn bombs this graph sums up in numbers with pictures and words.
I hope this interested you, and maybe you'll wanna go back and look at all my yarnbombs too.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monkey Mascot Mostly Made

It may not look like it yet, but this weird flat looking thing will soon be a monkey!
I have spent all of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week so far working on my monkey mascot. I haven't had a chance to stuff him yet, but once I do, he will accompany me through the rest of my Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. Tomorrow me and my monkey will work on our infograph. I think I will try to do one about yarnbombing.

I decided to make the monkey mascot in the colors that Eskimimi has in the pictures of the different houses. I saw them as Blue(ish), white and yellow. So I tried to incorporate that into the theme of making my mascot.

Once Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is over, I will yarn bomb my mascot friend somewhere where he will be enjoyed by people. Perhaps that can be my extra credit assignment.

I hope you all enjoy my attempt at a monkey mascot.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Welcome to crochet and knitting blog week 2013!

Hello everybody and welcome to an exciting time of year.
If you are just tuning in now, we are in the middle of exciting times. Right now, crochet and knitters alike are dawning woolly hats and deciding what yarning House they will belong to.
That's right folks, ripped straight from the pages of Harry Potter is a wonderful idea about 4 Houses to group like minded yarn artists.

The 4 houses to chose from are Bee, Manatee, Monkey and Peacock.
And I... -drum roll please- Am House Monkey!

The House of Monkey: Intelligent and with a fun loving side, Monkeys like to be challenged with every project presenting them with something new and interesting.

I like to think this is me. While I may not always be working on a project you can bet when I am that it will involve new techniques or sheer creativity. I don't like following a pattern. I like looking at something and thinking, can I make that? And then trying! For me yarn craft is about exploration and experimentation. And above all, art. I just want my yarn bombs out there in the world making people happy.

Also like a monkey, I often have to climb or move to unusual places to put my yarnbombs in exciting places. Recently, I had a friend climb a tree for me to place a yarn bomb. I think that;s something I would like to see myself doing in the future, although it is very nice to have help.

I think if monkeys could knit or crochet, they would want to do yarn bombing too.

Well, that's it for today! I hope you enjoyed and will tune in tomorrow for more exciting news from Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013

Hey guess what?

The 4th annual Knitting and Crochet blog week is happening soon! April 22nd to the 28th to be exact. 7 days of awesome crochet fun times awaits!

I will just be done school then. So while I will only have a little while to think about what I want to do, I will at least have the time to get the week done.

Anyway, it is something to look forward too. I hope you come back to see what I do for...!