Friday, June 17, 2011

Guest Bombing Using a Recycled 80's Sweater

This is a first time event for me: Guest Yarn Bombing. My friend came in from out of town, and to show her a little Ithaca action, I decided to take her yarn bombing. This particular piece of bombing is a little 80's gem that I found in a free yarn bag. The wild colors of this arm of a sweater are what attracted me to it. When I first saw it, I immediately imagined a grandmother of decades past lovingly knitting a sweater for her grandchild. Fortunately for me, it was unfinished, yielding a perfect quick-bomb for my friend to experience sewing onto the tree herself! This is something that I thoroughly enjoyed, and plan on doing again. Don't throw out those old tattered cardigans you never wear... donate them to a community tree near you! Trees need sweaters too!!

"Why no tag?" you ask? Well, since I didn't knit this piece myself, I thought it would be plagiarism to take credit for the hours of work someone else had put into it. I did, however, want everyone to see what an awesome product a recycled sweater can be!

Monday, June 13, 2011

I see that you saw what I left for you to see!

I spied on people interacting with some of my yarn bombs during the Ithaca festival parade! What a treat to see others enjoying it. Even though it's hard for me to release some of my favorite pieces out into the world, this makes it all worth it!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Ithaca Festival Six

Thanks for all your feedback! I'm glad to see people like my work. I went around town to check on the most recent yarn bombs, and only two of the six I put up in the last batch are still up. I think it's time to make some more!

In other news, the tree that I put the original red tree-sweater yarn bomb on has since had one of its "arms" cut off.. but that will not deter me, because one-armed trees need sweaters too.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I want to know what YOU think!!

How did you come across the particular yarn bomb you encountered?
Are there any areas that need cheering?
Any grumpy neighbors that hate yarn based graffiti that need a couple works of art on their mailbox??
Is there a tree in your yard that could use sprucing?

Let me know where you think I should yarn bomb next, or even better, grab some yarn and give it a try! Here's an awesome website that can help you get started:

Here's a fun fact: International Yarn Bombing Day is June 11th!!! Don't miss out!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Where's Waldo: Yarn Bombing Style!

Attention one and all! We have been
crafting our little fingers raw in preparation
for the Ithaca Festival Yarn Bombing
Extravaganza!! We'll let you see if you can find
all the crafty treasures hidden on the
Ithaca Festival Parade trail!

It will be a Knitty Gritty Where's Waldo search!
Bonus points if you can find the yarn bomb
pictured here! See you at the festival!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Let's Get Down to the Knitty Gritty.

I thought that tree looked pretty cold... so I knit it a sweater.

I'm assuming by now, you've seen some of my artwork. I hope it inspired all you knitters out there, or at least brought a smile to your face. Since you're curious enough to make it all the way here, let me tell you a bit about what inspired me.

I discovered the wonderful movement of Yarn Bombing ( As I understand it, the movement started in Stockholm, Sweden. To me, yarn bombing is the guerrilla act of anonymously knitted urban graffiti. It is not harmful to the environment, it is safe, easily removable by city officials if they choose to do so, etc etc. Most importantly, you don't really see it around too much. I like to think of it as a scavenger hunt. It certainly entertained me, and I wanted to pass this on to other Ithacans. I know you guys will appreciate it. Be on the lookout for more to come on a street near you!

Pretty much, to sum it up: Knitting ain't for grannies any more.