I transformed this old rusty laundry line post into a bright candy cane for my Mom to enjoy. That’s the bird feeder hanging at the end of it; so the birds get to enjoy the bright colors also. LOL
Late in the afternoon of Tuesday, November 19th a yarn storm hit Marshfield, WI. Target was the Marshfield area chamber of commerce building. The large metal turtle sculpture was turned into a santa complete with beard and packages on his back. Lights were also added and red and white spirals were placed on the surrounding cattails as well.
Several people stopped or drove by and voiced their support or let the yarn bombers know they thought it was cool.
The Bodacious Bombers organized the yarn storm and were assisted by yours truly, the anonymous K2G.
What knitters do when they are bored….? look for some kind of sticks and a piece of string or something resembling it.
I sat in my vehicle, bored and waiting for someone to do their shopping. So what was I doing when they finally came back?
I had a pair of toothpicks and a tiny ball of leftover sock yarn and I was knitting a really small version of the ‘Wingspan’ pattern I got on Ravelry to knit some shawls from.
But, in my defense, they were large toothpicks, like the kind they stick through your club sandwich to hold it together (4 inches long, They are actually the same diameter as a US#1 needle.)
Anyway, I made a little sock yarn necklace while I was waiting. When I wrap it twice, I can also wear it as a bracelet. I sewed a clasp on it when I got home. How cool is that? Great things are sometimes devised by bored knitters. LOL
I liked it, so I decided to make more. Here’s my camo sock yarn on the toothpicks.
Who is your favorite knitting author?
Mine is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I have all of her books; of which my favorite is Knitting Rules.
I also like to visit her blog at:
Rumor has it that a local group will be yarnstorming downtown in Marshfield again for the winter holiday season.
I’ve knit a few pieces for them use use in their efforts.
Watch downtown later this month to see if the turtle gets another colorful shell. ;-)
This knitter makes the cutest teddy bears.
He sells the bears and also the pattern. So I couldn’t resist getting the pattern so I could knit up a couple of bears for my girls.
I will post pics of my bears when they are finished.
I wouldn’t really make them for yarn bombs. They are just too cute for me to want to leave them sitting around outside. But I may make an extra one and donate it to a local charity.
Left a little tag in back of the insurance office.
Also left 2 at the fabric shop when I went to get my sewing machine (1 inside and one out on a tree–they won’t see that one till the leaves are all goneLOL)