The thrill of a yarn bomb

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love yarn bombs. These colorful, durable, public bursts of creativity never fail to make me smile. On my walk yesterday morning, I spotted a bright, stripe-y wrap around a home's lamp post. Was it there the last time I walked on that street? Maybe, maybe … Continue reading The thrill of a yarn bomb

Knits and Votes

As has been my practice the past several years, I spent much of Election Day working at a nearby polling place. Turnout was strong because of the presidential primary -- Massachusetts is one of the Super Tuesday primaries -- and a local ballot referendum. Being a big fan of democracy and the right -- and … Continue reading Knits and Votes

Well, That Took a While

I must confess that I was a bit stunned to discover that it'd been nearly six whole months since I'd written about a little "stealth project," one that I thought I'd put together quickly on a whim. But there it sat in a bag, completed but not assembled, tormenting reminding me of its presence whenever … Continue reading Well, That Took a While

Spruce Up the Neighborhood

The yarnbombed sign pole on our corner has been looking kind of ragged after two years exposed to the New England elements. As I cut it down, the underside was revealed, showing how much the colors had faded. Compare the bright orange and its outward-facing pale version near the top of this photo. A few … Continue reading Spruce Up the Neighborhood

Yarn Bomb Redux

It'll come as no surprise to long-time readers that I'm a fan of yarn bombs -- or public fiber art (or is it fiber public art?). I don't post every one that I see. I mean, who has the time? But every once in a while, I'll find one that's post-worthy, like the gorgeous bike … Continue reading Yarn Bomb Redux

Yarn Bomb in the Neighborhood

About a year ago, I decided that the street sign at the corner of our house was a good venue for a yarn bomb. Thanks to the city park across the street and our location near the town center, there's lots of foot traffic -- neighbors of all ages, dog walkers, commuters, soccer players and … Continue reading Yarn Bomb in the Neighborhood

Bike Rack Yarn Bomb

With all the rain we've been having this month, I'd been keeping my fingers crossed that nothing would be falling from the sky during my knitting girls' field trip to install their yarn bomb. Fortunately, the bike rack that we wrapped was in a shady spot since Mother Nature gifted us a hot (93F, 34C) sunny … Continue reading Bike Rack Yarn Bomb

Gearing Up for Yarn Bombing

You can imagine my delight when I learned that my city is organizing a yarn bombing as part of its annual, yearlong Festival of the Arts. Only they're not calling it yarn bombing because, well, bombing is frowned upon. With a much more PC tamer moniker, "Hooked On Newton" is a public art project, a … Continue reading Gearing Up for Yarn Bombing

Knitters Not Knitting (At Least, Not All the Time)

The Sheep Ahoy Knitter's Cruise (and all the non-knitting Muggles) docked at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda for 2 1/2 days, giving us plenty of time to explore and work on our shawls. Mom, Cathie, and I walked around the dockyard, a former military installation that's been converted to highlight historic, artistic, and tourist … Continue reading Knitters Not Knitting (At Least, Not All the Time)

Bermuda Knits

As promised, here's a photo of Barb's triangle scarf. She is one speedy and talented knitter. Mom, Cathie, Barb, and I have spent the past 2 1/2 days enjoying Bermuda, someplace I've never been before. After we arrived mid-day Sunday, we walked around the King's Wharf Royal Dock area, a former military installation that's been … Continue reading Bermuda Knits

Knits by the sea, by the beautiful sea

I love coming across yarnbombs, those surprise public works of knitted art. They're usually colorful and often whimsical but occasionally political. Which takes us to North Yorkshire, where Susanne, my friend and college roommate, and her family have been living in England since last fall while she and her husband are on sabbatical. She regularly … Continue reading Knits by the sea, by the beautiful sea