Monday, May 30, 2011

Preparing to Bomb - with yarn, that is!

The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, of which I am a member, is hosting a Yarn Bombing on June 11th, and I am busily knitting away on my 'bomb'.  Yarn bombing, in case you don't know, is a form of guerrilla knitting or knit graffiti, where knitted segments are attached to outdoor items such as trees, lamp posts, park benches, whatever.  Since June 11th is World Wide Knit in Public Day, it seems like the perfect day to do some (yarn) bombing in downtown Atlanta, don't you think?  You can read more about it here.  My friend Diane sent me this article about yarn bombing from the Dallas Morning News.  She and Jean, another friend, took part in a yarn bombing earlier this year in Austin, their hometown.  So I'm pretty excited about a local bombing!

I started my bomb on Saturday, and here's how it looks right now

Although the knitting may seem monotonous (the basic stockinette stitch) I decided this would be the perfect time to learn how to purl continentally.  Youtube, as Dr Sock often says, is the knitters best friend, and I have to agree. If I don't understand how to do a stitch that is called for in a pattern, I simply Google it and then find a Youtube demo.  It's great!  So that is how I learned to purl continentally.  Last winter, when I was knitting those stranded mittens, I learned to knit continentally, and found that it wasn't difficult at all, and was much faster than my old 'throwing' method of knitting.  I was determined to learn to purl that way as well.  So I've found the right time....and it isn't that difficult!

Yesterday we enjoyed a lovely lunch out at Empire State South with Charlie and his parents AND C's cousins, who also happen to be Charlie's Mom's Godparents.  (I'm not sure if that makes them Charlie's Great Godparents, or not, but they sure are special people!)  Charlie behaved like the little prince that he has become, and even took a little nap in his Daddy's arms

Oh well, here he's not napping, he's inspecting my iPhone case, which I'll have to admit is a bit colorful!

This is the picture I wanted to show you

We had a great time, but were totally exhausted by the end of the day, as you can clearly see!



Gerrie said...

I love that little guy!! Hope you don't get cited for your yarn bombing!! LOL

Jeannie said...

Charlie and his bear are so adorable. Is C ready to bail you out?

Eva said...

oh, you just invented Godgrandparents. :-)
The sock colors are brillant, complementary hues. Bound to impress.

Lindsay Oberst said...

Hey Judy. I'm a writer working on a story about yarn bombing. I sent you an email, and I'd love to talk to you more about it. Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

I love the whoel guerrilla knit idea. I first learned about it from GRL+Dog- Denise is a gal from Australia who has done alot of this! Check out her blog - she covered a Victorian Style Public Potty inVictoria, I bleive, enitrely in yellow knitting- she a beaucoup friends!!!! Really a hoot!!! I lvoe your knitting and the sleeping Prince shots!!!

Diana Angus said...

I admire your ability to compartmentalize. In our family, the grandmas would have complete and total access to that adorable sweet young child.

You have managed to balance being a grandma with a a life in creative (and guerilla) bliss!