Posts Tagged ‘yarnbomb’

28
Nov

Further Reading 11/28/14

Written by Sarah. Posted in further reading


I don’t think an ad has ever spoken to me as much as that one.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was such a busy one for me. Hope you all ate your weight in a variety of pies.

First things first, if you’re looking for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on your favorite patterns, notions, and yarns, Marly Bird is putting together a fairly comprehensive list of knit and crochet deals. I must add Jill Draper’s First Snowfall pattern is available for FREE with code anythingbutblack on Ravelry.

>> I actually remember buying this knitting book at my LYS when I was in high school. I was in love with Rowan yarns but couldn’t afford any. I loved this denim-inspired  book. Who knew Eddie Redmayne was lurking in there?

>> Mocking Jay Part 1 is here! I’m obsessed with the marketing behind the movies (and the books, of course). These “District Voices” videos are awesome. You might recognize the District 8 representatives (my favorite district, obviously) as the hosts of Threadbanger.

>> Therapy alpacas!!!

>> I love this marled Tory Burch short sleeved sweater. Definitely forsee making a knock off for spring!

>> Very excited that Zady is selling a sweater made and sourced entirely in the US! The wool is from Imperial Stock Ranch which makes this extra exciting. The video is gorgeous. Never get tired of that sheep-to-sweater process!

>> This 7Up ad features Magda Sayeg and her gorgeous yarnbombs!

What are you knitting up this holiday weekend?

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09
Aug

Bow Down: Olek’s Biggest Yarnbomb Yet

Written by Sarah. Posted in art, famous knits, instagram, photos

Back in June, I stumbled on an exciting Olek yarnbomb in my own neighborhood! I’m obviously a big fan of her work and I’d always dreamed of happening upon some of it but I hadn’t expected to see anything so close to home since she’s always bouncing around the globe. But here it was! And there she was, walking down the street, wearing a crocheted skirt and embellished bag. I thought about running after her but I totally chickened out. Regrets, guys, regrets.

olek

I took a few photos (including the one above which I’ve been using as a background on my phone). I was pretty psyched that I was up close and personal with one of her pieces.

But I am SO envious of everyone that’s gotten to see Olek’s newest creation: this yarnbombed train!

olek train

The train is located in Lodz, Poland. I can hardly imagine how many hours and yards were involved in this insane piece of art. It’s fantastic. I have no words, just so much respect!

olek train 2

Olek is quoted as saying “If the natural progression is to make bigger better pieces, what should I make next? Can someone give me a plane? Or should I go to the moon?” It reminds me of the Pendragon magicians (I was obsessed with becoming a magician in elementary school) who once disappeared a space shuttle (I was also obsessed with becoming an astronaut). Yarnbombed space shuttle, please!

What should Olek bomb next?

train photos via HuffPost

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