Thursday, January 29, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
My husband is usually not especially excited about knitting, but lately since he's discovered the time-wasting beauty of Stumbling, I've been getting some entertaining links in my in box. The above is my favorite from Craftatastophe: because not all handmade is pretty. Follow the link to read Rat Annabelle's story. Irresistible. Many other delightful and ghastly crafts on this site.
OK one other....Amazing artist Yeondoo Jung brings kids drawings to life....a must see! Now stop stumbling!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Indeed it happened, not in a big way, but in a cozy-snowy-day-way, the first Yarn Bombing Focus Group: Midcoast Maine Chapter, took place. Nevermind that we all just knit on our own things, and had no agenda. We had soup and homemade bread, looked at magazines and knit.
Maybe this piece, which signaled my driveway, will come along to Rockland for the inauguration party. In it's close-up below, you can see there is a kind of presidential air about it, with gold stripes in the blue, red and white with snow.
Maybe not as ambitious as the South End Knitters piece that Julia of Moth Heaven mentioned... but mine was especially effective in the blizzard on Sunday, when even I couldn't find my own driveway without it.
Have a Big Celebration tomorrow!
Friday, January 16, 2009
She goes public! Not the most successful color work...it just started getting good at the top, and then my head got to cold and I had to finish it...actually I wore it unfinished for a long while. I feel like a little old lady in it, like I need a tiny worn coin purse that snaps closed.
Tomorrow...my house..yarn bombing, and general knitting...Noon-ish on...
Monday, January 12, 2009
The daunting tangle of unruly ends...never fear!
Part down the middle, so they are heading in the direction they would head off in ... if they did.
I do one side first, just tucking them in neatly, following themselves.
If you encounter and especially short one, weave in the needle first ...
... and then thread it afterward.
Don't clip the ends too close or they'll pop out the public side.
NOTICE OF COMING ATTRACTION!
This Saturday, January 17th, 2009
KNIT IN at my house!
YARNBOMBING FOCUS GROUP : MIDCOAST MAINE CHAPTER
and just general knitting too, instruction if you need it, or want it. If you're in the neighborhood....
email me for directions maryjaneknits (at) yahoo.com