Saturday, June 11, 2011

yarnivore bites!

The yarnivore bites 2nd street, Belmont Shore in Long Beach CA, June 11th, 2011.
It was misting in the sleepy beach town at 5:00 a.m. when she arrived with yarn b*mbs in hand/trunk to spread yarny goodness to all who may notice.   Jamba Juice employees just showing up for work and a few pups being taken for early morning walks were her only company.  This was a lonely venture for the yarnivore, after days of solo crocheting, it was time.  The day had arrived, International Yarn B*mbing Day, 2011!  Hurrah!
Several parking meters offered up their stems to be covered in crochet as one crosswalk button and a street sweeping sign became yarn graffiti targets.  
Where will the yarnivore bite next?
Veni, Vedi, Acubus Texui.
parking meter bitten by the yarnivore

a flowery yarnivore bite

yarnivore bites the street sweeper sign

a pink yarnivore bite left for a hair salon

Friday, June 10, 2011

yarnivore sharpens her guerriila teeth on a crochet hook

Looks like crochet....really a yarn b*mb.

crochet graffiti

crochet hook responsible
okay, deep we go.  I am going to do this.  I promised myself and I am going to do this.  Saturday, June 11th 2011 is the first International Yarn B*mbing Day (it is also Knit In Public Day).  I am  going to do it.  yes, yes I am.  I plan on getting to 2nd street in Belmont Shore around 5:00 am and covering some parking meters.  I have several long rectangular pieces of crochet and a few hands are getting sweaty just thinking about it.  Should I include a card?  a website?  this one by chance?  knittaplease, yarnb*mbing, I just don't know.  and time, what about time?  I have to work all day today....I have been crocheting furiously for the last day as I have been so busy.  eeegads.  So I will take photos of the guerrilla installation....and post them here for all my little yarnivorites.  The yarnivore is getting ready to bite!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

velvet grape leaves

Saroyan is a small shawl.  Saroyan is a scarf.  Saroyan is a shawlette.  Saroyan has leaves on one side. Saroyan is delightful to knit.  Saroyan sits comfortably around the neck, layered or not and is mesmerizing me at the moment.  I had just finished 'Summer Flies' when I found Saroyan.  How fortunate for me.
It is supposed to be knit in a worsted weight yarn, but true to my form I am using sock though still with the size 8 needle suggested for the worsted.  Malabrigo sock to be specific, color?  Velvet Grapes.  ohhhh, ahhhh.  Malabrigo and Velvet in the same project.  delicious.